Hi all - We just came home with a beautiful GSD yesterday that we are already in love with and making part of our home. He is 5 months old and from a Western German lineage. Both parents are of Schutzhund background and the mothers hips have been certified. The question is, he has a noticeably strange walk and hits the front of his toe on the back leg which we also witnessed on the mother but not as drastic. The breeder promised us that this was “normal” because he is so big and the Western German shepherds have a dramatic slope. We went to the vet today and requested an orthopedic surgeon take a look. The orthopedic surgeon said there is a chance for hip displassia, but that it is too early to tell and we will need to come back in 1 month when he is 6 months old to get X-rays that will determine whether or not he will have hip problems. We absolutely love this puppy and are wondering if anyone had a puppy with a similar walk that is now walking fine? Or if anyone has recommendations on supplements or things we can do to help the pup develop in a way that protects his hips?