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Katos_Mom 02-14-2014 08:16 AM

10 Weeks Old, 'Knees' Inward, Feet Outward
 
I'm concerned about my 10 week old male GSD's back legs.

When he stands, his 'knees' point inward, and his feet point outward. They're not parallel to his front legs. It reminds me of a bunny rabbit. :confused:

Any thoughts? He was seen a week ago by a vet for his first exam, but will be going to the vet again in about a week for more vacinations. Is this something that needs to be brought up?

carmspack 02-14-2014 08:19 AM

make sure you have a really good diet .
this is indication of overall muscle and ligament/cartilage integrity and angulation . knees in , feet out to make a broader base to support .

Katos_Mom 02-14-2014 08:38 AM

He is growing quickly, his paws are huge, seems like he's going to be a big dog.

I have him on Blue Buffalo Large Breed Puppy food.

MaggieRoseLee 02-14-2014 11:28 AM

I agree, take some pictures and talk to your breeder. Help to know how their dogs grow and the rest of the litter is doing.

Pictures are a help so we can see what you are worried about.

:)

carmspack 02-14-2014 12:04 PM

cow hocked , combination of length of long bones , requiring longer , leaner type muscles , overall soft muscle condition and ligaments .

About German Shepherd Dog : GSD Hindquarters | Hindquarters in German Shepherds

your dog is 10 weeks old --- still developing -- muscle hasn't even been built --- too early to make any opinion -- unless structure is obviously extreme , exaggerated , or totally unbalanced German Shepherds and Cow Hocks

post a picture


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