The Administrator from the Great White North, eh?
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern British Columbia
The withers is the hump just above the shoulders - I think you mean the croup.
If your dog is still young, or underweight, the hip-bones will be prominent and give your dog a more squared rear-end look. Putting on weight and muscle will soften the lines.
The shape of the croup, or the prominenece of the hip bones have nothing to do with hip health - HD can only be diagnosed with X-rays, not by looking at the dog. Don't worry about having too many pictures, post a pic that illustrates well what you are talking about, and we can comment.
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Keeta BH, OB1, TR1, AD
Rottweiler/Hairy Dog mix?? 2004-2015