if anything the dog's pasterns are too straight .
there should be some angulation so that the load bearing front has some flex which allows for impact absorption when landing on front (jumping) and for rapid changes of direction .
this front is terrier like .
I do see some swelling , no lets not call it swelling because that usually is soft tissue , lets look at this as a bowing out or a slight curvature of the forelimb just about the carpus (wrist) involving the area where the radius and ulna meet.
In the picture where he is sitting you can see a bumping out or thickening of the "wrist" on the inside of the leg , moreso on his left leg.
That merging of the radius and ulna with the carpus is where there would be a growth plate. The leg grows from the ends .
When there is some trauma -- either due to poor conformation for function, or excessive pounding exercise at too young an age -- soft growth plate gets bruised and closes too early .
The radius and ulna are still growing , but not at that end of the forelimb so the bone develops into this curve - the foot deviates outward.
Your dog has a minor deviation so not a great concern but take this into consideration when exercising him -- not an endurance type activity and no abrupt twists and turns . Not because he can't do them but you want to prevent damage , inflammation , and eventually arthritic changes .
Consider anti inflammatory foods as part of the diet .
Can you do a full side view of your dog?
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Last edited by carmspack; 09-28-2016 at 11:46 PM.