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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-26-2012, 04:52 AM Thread Starter
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Puppys back legs/walking/after getting wet

When we first got our gsd at 8 weeks we were a little worried of his back legs as he wasnt walking confidently, they were sort of crossing over each other. Over the last 3 weeks he has definelty got better, he can run fine with no issues whatsoever and has never showed any sign of pain, but still now when walking slowly around he still doesnt look 100% confident on them. The thing that stood out yesterday though is that he half fell into the pool and he swam maybe 2 meters to the edge where we lifted him out, but after he came out soaking wet he walked very wobly (almost drunk) but after we dried him off he seemed ok. This has happened twice now with the same "wobblyness" Does this sound normal? should we be worried at all? He has never yelped ect, and comes from a reputable breeder.

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go to the Vet.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-26-2012, 10:33 AM
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I'd talk to the breeder and ask what they think. Since they will be in touch with the other littermates and familar with past litters they will instantly be able to give feedback and assistance. I know that some showlines appear to be very unstable in the hind end when young but it's normal for the lines.

And if you are in any doubt, I'm with doggiedad that a vet visit may be in order.


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show a picture so that we can see his angulation

he may be extremely angulated and loose in ligaments



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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 03:21 AM
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I found my male pup to be quite wobbly in the back legs when he got wet - he's come out of the pond and go to shake and his butt would nearly fall over :/
It's much better now that he's older and stronger and has his summer coat - it was a bit like all the water was making bis back end really heavy.

Pictures would be a good idea tho
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when my pup was 2 months old she was very wobbly and shaky with her hind legs, she started improving couple of weeks after we got her, now she runs like the wind. Puppy are just clumsy like that. Give him more time.
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