Movement and Gaits question
I'm looking for some input on movement/gaits for younger dogs Mine is 10mo old and seems to not have figured out his gaits very well to date. It seems he goes from a walk to an occasionally awkward canter, often cross firing leads until he figures things out. He seldom trots nicely along as my other GSD's have, but it's been many years since I have had a dog this young so I don't remember their movement. He basically moves like a giant lump of spaghetti.
I had his hips x-rayed 2 weeks ago, both hips are fine. He's much larger than any of my other GSD's as well, so I though maybe he's just more gangly at this age. Our 3yo Rottie had an air cast on for 2 weeks at 11 months because he was such a noodle and strained a ligament.
Has anyone else experienced this with a young dog? When did they figure it all out?
Jago - Bi-Color GSD 5/14/2009
Cyrus - Rottweiler 8/22/2006