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Is your dog a jumper???

Can your dog jump/leap?? We have had threads on this before and it seemed like some havs can jump and some don't.

I have one hav that jump/leaps like a kangaroo and the other one doesn't jump at all. I am asking this because my DH says Missy doesn't jump because I always pick her up ....but I just pick her up because she can't jump up.

Now, I am wondering how many havs can not jump...I would like to poll the results but I can't figure out how to do a poll.

And, why is it some can jump and some can not jump???? Are they structurly built different?
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Milo is not a jumper, never has been. Bailey on the other hand, started jumping onto things as soon as he got here. He just discovered the other day that he can jump off the bed. Milo made that discovery a long time ago.

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Oh can they ever jump! I had to look at the xrays to prove to myself that they didn't have springs in their back legs.

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Both my Havs jump, but Heath is a real champ and it's as if he has springs in his little back legs. He also does a spiral twist as he leaps 3 or 4 times his own height. He can do this in the ex-pen, from a sitting position! He is like a petite doggy gymnast.

Interestingly, though, Biscuit is the one who loves high places and the sofa back. Heath would rather rest on the hardwood floor at our feet. Maybe he's just too hot, with that long thick coat. Strange.



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Milo is not a jumper, never has been. Bailey on the other hand, started jumping onto things as soon as he got here. He just discovered the other day that he can jump off the bed. Milo made that discovery a long time ago.
When they jump off the bed do they wind up half way across the room? I'll have to measure but I'll bet they can clear about 8 feet from the foot of the bed.

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Pablo can and does jump A LOT. His mom is like a cat. I think Lina got a good taste of his jumping genes when he was visiting them.

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Milo probably winds up about 3 feet from the bed. It's high, but sometimes he has to clear Lacey who's the biggest of them all and likes to stretch out just at the side of the bed, often at an angle.

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Dusty can clear a 24 inch ex-pen without even touching it. Fortunately she prefers to stay inside and has only escaped once when we weren't home. She can also jump up onto our bed which is about 32 inches high, or jump up and grab something out of my son's hand when he is holding it up near his face.

Indie, on the other hand, can't make it up onto the bed and has never shown much sign of being able to jump particularly high--she is more of a long jumper. She makes a flying leap from the third step of the stairs on her way down. She can also balance and walk on her hind legs for a very long time, and does this cute waving thing with her front paws.

My two are built differently. Dusty is more muscular and has a shorter body and long legs. Her breeder commented that she was noticeably taller than the other 7 havs at her house last time she saw her. Indie is very long and lean with somewhat shorter legs. On her hind legs can reach higher than Dusty though. Her nose clears the edge of the kitchen table!

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Tess isn't a jumper at all. She does everything very daintily (not sure that's a word, but you get the idea). She doesn't like the back of the couch either, she prefers to lounge on the arm..

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Yes, yes, Yes they can jump...onto any thing, off anything....easily clears 5 feet from couch to chair....chairs to dining table, bar chairs to cabinet tops.....nothing is safet......every thing in my house has to be put away in a closet or cabinet or you know who will have it.

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