Ok so I've noticed ever since Toby was really tiny he had kind of a weird walk. When he was really young i thought it might have to do with him being really small and learning his movements, but he is almost 3 1/2 month now and it's still there. I've had comments like "oh thats just means he is going to be a really big dog" or "its just his personality" but what i fear is that it might be a symptom of hip dysplasia. Here is a video of him walking. You can see that his belly sways side to side and his butt goes in the opposite direction. I don't remember ever seeing a dog walk like this before. Does anyone have any comments! A concerned mommy wants to know!
Puppies walk like that. Perflectly normal. I call it an alligator walk. My 5-1/2-year-old still walks like that at times and he hips have cleared OFA.
Your puppy is too darn cute!
phew! thanks kiddsmom! i just get so paranoid sometimes! hehe! "not a post whore" - cute :-)
Buck did that too and sometimes still does. He also kinda shuffles around the house when he is being lazy.
I got all sorts of worried and when he turned 6 months I made my vet do some xrays. His hips look fine. I will have them evaluated again when he is older. But I had to get them checked out now for my peace of mind..
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OMG, that is soooo cute! CoCo walked like that too... I think its totally a puppy excited thing... wag their tails so hard their butt follows! hehe!
~Jo & CoCo
Dutch walks a lot like that. I call it his wiggly butt! Enjoy your puppy; sure is cute!
Hudler and Grace both walk like that. Hudlers even OFA good. They just have a little more wiggle to their walk!
oh my goodness toby is too adorable!
i agree with all the others, he looks like he's just one wiggly puppy!
Lexie walks like that too....I'm glad you posted this thread. Cute puppy!