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I'm still very new to the forum so if this has been covered before I apologize. I am confused by the bunny hop term. I understand in theory what it means. My pup uses what I would consider a traditional gait while walking or trotting but when she goes into a full sprint she moves her back legs in one motion and it sort of looks like a bunny hopping. Is that something to be concerned about? She is 5 months old. She never acts like she is in pain, she lays comfortably in different positions and it only presents itself when she is sprinting.


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That would be the bunny hop..when they are not using their back legs independently. At some point, you should get her xrayed but if nothing is bothering her, I would wait until she's a year.
 

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Nothing appears to be bothering her at all. She runs around and plays with Phoenix our 7 year old Doberman constantly. I probably wouldn't have thought anything about it except for seeing that term on this forum. As I said she uses her rear legs independently while walking and jogging/trotting but when she sprints the back legs move together... So do her front legs actually. To me it looks like a normal way for a dog to sprint. She lays her ears flat and takes off


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my pup bunny hopped untill he was 5 months old or older.
i told his breeder and she said "he doesn't know how to
run yet". took him to the Vet. the Vet came outside to
watch him move. the Vet said " he's not coordinated".
i insisted on x-rays. the Vet said "i can save you some money.
he's fine". i insisted on the x-rays. hundreds of dollars later
the x-rays showed he was fine.
 
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