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does this look like a problem?

Postby july_hymn » Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:28 pm

So, I just moved to my parents' house after taking a new job and not finding a place to live yet (stupid BSL) in the area. Good news is, they have a HUGE yard (couple acres) and Greta has been doing more zoomies than she ever dreamed of. However, I've noticed that when she's running fairly fast, both her back legs come off the ground at the same time. This doesn't happen when she's just trotting around.

I am pretty paranoid about her legs since she partially tore a CCL around a year ago (healed on it's own, under a vet's watch). But I don't know if this is something she has always done (living in town, she never got much chance to really RUN, just jog a little, and then I was next to her on the leash, not behind her watching the legs) or if I'm just noticing it more because she gets to run more. I've included photos for reference. Please excuse the poor photo quality; I was just trying to get a quick running shot and she was zooming in and out of the bright sun/shade.

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Re: does this look like a problem?

Postby Curly_07 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:33 pm

Yes that's how dogs run, as does most other animals once they hit a lope/canter type of run.
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Re: does this look like a problem?

Postby BrokenAquarian » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:18 pm

2nd pic:
Haha! Goon face! lol
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Re: does this look like a problem?

Postby Celesteandthebullies » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:22 pm

Dakota has sort of a bouncyish gate when he's between a canter and a trot.
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Re: does this look like a problem?

Postby july_hymn » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:53 pm

phew! thanks, I was waivering back and forth between "you're just being paranoid, that's how dogs run" and "omg her legs are about to fall off!"


BrokenAquarian wrote:2nd pic:
Haha! Goon face! lol

yes... i think that's a blade of grass in her mouth....... :oops:
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Re: does this look like a problem?

Postby tmherrera » Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:03 pm

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This leads me to believe you have never seen any animal or even human run! :run:
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Re: does this look like a problem?

Postby Shoshana » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:31 pm

Then there's the Nut...

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Re: does this look like a problem?

Postby july_hymn » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:47 pm

Helpful drawing tm, but could have done without the snark. Last I checked, this is a forum where people can come to ask questions about their dogs, and when others start acting like they're stupid questions, people will stop asking.

Great photos, Shoshana. Love the flying ears in the second!
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