Hello I have a 6 male purebred German Shepherd. I purchased him from a reputable breeder that I found on Canada's Guide to Dogs - Puppies, Dogs - www.canadasguidetodogs.com
At about 4 weeks of age my breeder contacted me and mentioned that "George" was having trouble with his back legs. She assumed he was hurt by his mother. Immediately I was concerned but a couple weeks later she assured me everything was fine. For the first little bit I noticed he had trouble supporting himself on his hind legs but I figured he was still recovering from his "so called injury." A couple months have passed and I noticed as he was aging that he was still very wobbly and appeared to be severely "cow hocked". I always brushed it off because I assumed he was in a wobbly puppy phase. Now at 6 months I notice George is bunny hopping a lot and looks really wobbly while walking around the house. Also, not that I want to promote him jumping but I figured that a healthy 6 month old german shepherd would be jumping all over the place. He's still unable to jump on the couch. He'll put his 2 front paws on the couch and climb up with 1 leg like he's walking up stairs. He also gets knocked over very easily when playing with dogs less than half his size. I'm very concerned George might have hip dysplasia or CDRM. I've been reluctant to xray him because of his age (I was hoping he would grow out of it) and I've read that sedation lowers the immune system. This is my first german shepherd so I'm not really sure what to expect. Here are some video's and any input would be greatly appreciated.