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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-12-2012, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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What does everyone think? Rainer will 9 months old in a couple of weeks. He weighed in last week at almost 84lbs. I tried to get him stacked, but it's hard! Haha he doesn't like leaving his back legs so far out. Any opinions would be appreciated...please be kind!

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As a side note...the fur on the insides of his front and back legs has been growing in black and I'm noticing more stray black strands growing on his shoulders. Anyone else experience this?
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I can't critique, and Koda only lightened up as she grew up. But Rainer is a very handsome guy!!! (:

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too difficult to see the dog in this picture format
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post #4 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-12-2012, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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too difficult to see the dog in this picture format
What do you mean "in this picture format"?


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Are any of these pics a little more helpful? Just took them while we were outside playing...





These probable aren't helpful, but just in case



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Can't help you with the critique, just wanted to say Rainer is a handsome boy.

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He's very handsome but something is quite wrong on his front legs/feet and he's very easty-westy. His front feet ought to point straight ahead.
Have you had a vet check them? I ask because elbow dysplasia can present as east/west feet.
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Hmm I had noticed his front feet tended to do that. Do you think it may have to do with his growth? I try to keep him lean but he's still pretty much putting on 10lbs a month....he can't seem to slow down.

Forgot to add...he's not showing any discomfort or lameness at all.


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No, even growing dogs should not look like that. I think his pasterns may be down, too. Perhaps the cause.
Where did the puppy come from? Breeder, rescue?
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feet will always turn out a bit , I don't see him that easty-westy to say there is something quite wrong, possibly elbow dysplasia .

This is a young dog.
He is not in condition yet , he is not mature , yet, he has not filled out in the front , yet. He won't be a broad dog - that is not his build .
He does have long flat feet , open toes , and long pasterns which need to tighten up, which can be brought along by feeding for ligament and cartilage integrity.

At this moment he appears to be flat whithered , back higher , short in the upper arm , and have a short and steep croup. He appears to be moving heavy , and falling down on his front .

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