We do think the back/tail issue was from an injury, could have happened during agility or it could have been something that happened before and was just tweaked while I was working him. He is VERY hard on his body and does a lot of things that could have caused injury. The hip positioning sucks, I may get more x rays done down the road. It may change it, it may not.
I was actually pretty prepared to hear that he had HD, I had been suspecting it as a possibility for a while. Just from some VERY subtle things he does, he's never stiff or in pain but there have just been a couple little things that have made me think...I am very hopeful that this won't really change his life, we will focus a bit more on conditioning and strnegth training, stuff that we should be doing anyways. I just need to figure out how to get him to care a little bit more about his own safety, everytime I throw a ball for him I cringe he goes so hard for it! He has absolutley no regard for himself which makes training safely really tough.
Odin ~ GSD
Zuri ~ German Coolie
Havoc ~ (aka "Super") GSD - Rest easy buddy.
Keeper ~ (rest in peace little stinker) (Aussie)