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Old 11-08-2012, 08:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 13 week old female Gsd that I was planning on breeding. But... She is VERY CLUMSY.. like falling on concrete, and tripping over her own feet and running into things with her hips while turning... She is really full of personality and LOVES to play and run around. Im just afraid that because of being so clumsy, her hips won't turn out good. (i have a 21 month old male and he has hip dysplasia... That's why I'm so paranoid )the father of the female was tested in OFA hips and elbows and he ( i don't have the pedigree infringe of me) passed with, I think, a good.. and mother was tested in Germany and got A1 ... so basically I'm just wondering if her.being clumsy now will truly impact her hips in the future, and what to do to avoid dysplasia..

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Btw: the male is from a BYB... therefore, no hip Nor elbow tested parents..
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I worried about this too with my puppy. He has huge paws and that made him really clumsy. Just limit jumping and excessive horseplay, thats all you can do at that age.
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I worried about this too with my puppy. He has huge paws and that made him really clumsy. Just limit jumping and excessive horseplay, thats all you can do at that age.
Thanks yeah that's what I was thinking
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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most puppys will have big paws and it makes them a little clumsy but theyll grow into them. but as far as hip problems probably not likely from being clumsy
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You can't avoid hip dysplasia; it's genetic. The clumsiness won't affect the hips, it's possible to have minor soft tissue injuries from her tripping over her feet, but not something I would really worry about. She will out grow this.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:34 AM   #6 (permalink)
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13 weeks? And you are worried about her being clumsy? She is a baby. Little ones fall, trip, tumble and are clumsy. It's what pups do!

Get her hips/elbows done at a year or earlier if you suspect something. Xrays are the only way to confirm HD/ED.
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