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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-18-2008, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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Walking while pooping - genetic trait?

Okay, this is an odd question but I thought that those of you who have bred various litters may have an answer for me.

My older GSD, Trick, has always walked forward as she poops. She squats and then starts moving forward, dropping poop as she goes. None of my other dogs have ever done this.

However, Trick's half-brother Dax (who belonged to my parents) had the same exact trait. He ALWAYS walked forward while pooping.

So is this genetic? Does it have something to do with structure? Or is it just coincidence that two related dogs do it?

It's kind of an irritating habit as you have to pick up poop over an area that is sometimes 10-15 feet long .. *L*

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Re: Walking while pooping - genetic trait?

Shilo does this when she poos and pees.

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Two of my dogs poop and walk at the same time, it is very frustrating.
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Re: Walking while pooping - genetic trait?

Two of mine also walk and poop and one stands still. All are rescues so I can not help with your question.

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Re: Walking while pooping - genetic trait?

Cookie doesn't generally, but sometimes when she is almost done she will start walking away while two little pieces pop out.

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I think it is a working line issue, no time to pooo, too much work to do!

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Re: Walking while pooping - genetic trait?

Marley is a walking pooper too. She has poop scattered everywhere and it is definitely a pain to pick it up.

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Re: Walking while pooping - genetic trait?

HA HA Tamsen was a walking pooper... I always thought she was
trying to get away from it ASAP.

Sierra leaves me one big easy to clean up pile.

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Re: Walking while pooping - genetic trait?

Lakota is a two stepper, he takes about two steps as he is finishing up, but as a pup he hardly slowed down to go. The girls all stay in one spot until done.


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Re: Walking while pooping - genetic trait?

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Originally Posted By: valbHA HA Tamsen was a walking pooper... I always thought she was
trying to get away from it ASAP.

Sierra leaves me one big easy to clean up pile.

Tamsen working lines, Sierra show lines.

Dante does it once in awhile
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