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Hip Dysplasia, Luxating patella or just typically Havanese?
Iím a daily reader of the forum to stay up to date but donít usually post.
Our Hav is now 11 month and finally stopped growing, but is doing great so far (though REALLY stubborn).
I have one concern though, Iím not sure if he has Hip Dysplasia, Luxating patella or Iím just making things up. What concerns me is:
He bunny hops when he is running really fast, he goes up the stairs, or pulls on the leash really hard (we are working on it)
He usually lays on his stomach, front paws tucked in, back legs out (he does love the cold, and doesnít like heat at all - he also prefers to sleep on the hardwood floor instead of his sherpa bean bags)
He usually sits like a frog, both legs to the side, or usually his right leg sticks out to the side and the left on is tucked in
He used to excessively jump up and down to couch and I could sometimes hear something crack (once every 2 days maybe for a couple weeks) and after month itís getting better he jumps less and I havenít heard anything crack in weeks
Do I make sense? Iím seeing if other Havanese do the same thing or I should worry (and sign him up with a health insurance BEFORE it getís diagnosed).
I thought our breeder was great (eye, hearing test), crate training, potty trained, well socialized with people and dogsÖ but I realized last week she did not do the hip test.
I also know you guys love pictures so I attached one from christmas.