Hind leg, and hock question - German Shepherd Dog Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Vancouver, B.C
Posts: 49
Hind leg, and hock question

Thank you in advance for your help, Odin has been coming along way since i've gotten him, from not wanting to walk around the block, to now going for hour long walks he's developing quite quickly. A concern I had though was something a few other dog owners pointed out to me, his hind legs looked rather odd, and his hocks were very low. So I decided to take him to the vet to have him checked out, and after walking around with the vet, and having the vet look at his legs, he said that it didn't seem like he was in any pain, and that his odd shaped hind legs were due to breeders breeding them like that, it was genetic and there was nothing to be done, he then stated that it won't be a problem now, but later on it could cause problems in the lower back, and hips. I was wondering what you guys thought, and if there was anything to be concerned about. here are a few pictures
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0322.jpg
Views:	8227
Size:	98.6 KB
ID:	17730   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0323.jpg
Views:	1140
Size:	101.3 KB
ID:	17731  
brandongill1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 09:11 PM
Knighted Member
 
Twyla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Georgia
Posts: 2,028
Send a message via Yahoo to Twyla
Try getting some pictures focused squarely from the side of him to his middle section. Just to give you a head start for when those who know what to look for can see it
Twyla is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 10:24 PM
The Agility Rocks! Moderator
 
MaggieRoseLee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Bushkill, PA (The Poconos!)
Posts: 27,477
I believe your vet is correct, it's just what your breeder is breeding for in the 'angulation' for some of our dogs.

In the extreme (and not saying your pup is at all) there's a great little video the BBC put together with a 'dog or frog' scenario


Best thing is to get with your breeder and show the photos to assure all is well and the entire litter is the same. Since you probably saw the bitch and maybe the sire, that should give an idea of the goals of your breeders program with their dogs.

Have you seen this site? https://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...shepherds.html our GSD's really do come with different looks.




***

Miss Osin Blue Wildhaus NA NAJ NF

"Nothing new can come into your life unless you are grateful for what you already have. ~ "--- Michael Bernhard, gratitude

Last edited by MaggieRoseLee; 06-04-2012 at 10:26 PM.
MaggieRoseLee is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-07-2012, 12:53 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Vancouver, B.C
Posts: 49
Thank you guys, hopefully it is nothing, as twyla was saying here are better pictures of his legs
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0334.jpg
Views:	10292
Size:	97.8 KB
ID:	17755   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0333.jpg
Views:	1923
Size:	88.8 KB
ID:	17756  
brandongill1 is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-07-2012, 01:35 AM
Crowned Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 4,832
There is nothing wrong with your little guy. This isn't structurally correct, but it won't hurt him. This is how a lot of these dogs are being bred for the show ring. Take a look at your pup's parents and see how their legs look and that should give you a better idea of how your guy will turn out. Some of these dogs will straighten out a lot and some don't. Nothing you do will affect this as it's all genetic.

Elaine and the herd
Elaine is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome