My 4.5 month old shepherd, Kaya, seems in my opinion to lack some coordination. Her balance compared to my friends puppies is quite poor. I can knock her over fairly easy and when she plays with other puppies she gets tripped up a lot. When she walks she has an obvious wiggle to her rear end. Yet at a trot or running her back stays perfectly straight. She had a rough start to life, living in poor outdoor conditions with a shady breeder, who likely did not let her out of a 5x5 pin for her first 8 weeks of life. I give her adequate exercise but haven't noticed much improvement in her balance. When standing sometimes her knees are touching or very close together but at other times she seems to take a proper stance.
I wonder if she is simply still developing or if she has something more serious going on. I read about DM and that sounds horrifying and I also read about the potential of a slipped disc. I know she is young so I am hoping that I am just being silly in thinking there could be something seriously wrong. I would appreciate anyones opinion on the matter though...hopefully someone has gone through something similar with a positive outcome.
Thanks ahead of time,