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Crooked paws?

Good afternoon everyone...

After giving Chester a haircut, I've noticed that when Chester stands or sits, his paws sometimes aren't straight. The human equivalent would be standing with our heels touching in the shape of a "V".

I'm not sure if he was always like this, or if we just noticed now since he recently got another haircut. Is this normal? Is it a bone issue? Or, like humans, some dogs just stand that way and others don't?

Any non-scary suggestions and comments are welcome
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Some just stand that way. It can be caused by a number of things, from joints in the legs not all flexing in the same plane....., but most of the time, it's from a heart shaped chest that allows the elbows to tuck in so that the whole leg points out a little. It's usually no problem other than just standing conformation.
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Thanks Tom. I was afraid that maybe Chester was jumping around too much when he was younger and maybe his bones became warped. I guess that's OK as long as it doesn't hurt him when he walks which it definitely doesn't seem like that's the case.
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I agree with Tom, it can just be how the legs are shaped. Also, if it doesn't happen all the time, it could be just from tired. I have one who has one foot the occasionally does this, but only after a really hard play session.

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