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Is this normal?

Bailey seems to have a funny, unsteady gait when he walks. He does just fine when he runs, but walking is a little lopsided. Is that normal at 8 weeks? And I have one other question, Cagney has been nose butting Bailey today which reminded me she did the same thing the first few days with Milo. What on earth does that mean?

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Geri!
Post a video!! I'm sure everyone would love to see some more of Bailey! As far as the walk.. i have no idea....
What breeder did u get him from?

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He came from Prairiwind. I suspect it might be just his age, but I have no experience with a hav puppy this young.

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I think 8 weeks is a bit young to be away from his mom and littermates....but....my "animals" will be 9 weeks old on Sunday. They all have pretty steady gaits, but sometimes they still stumble and fall over~ they are still babies!!
But yes, a video would def help to see what you are talking about~


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I have no idea about the gait, but would love to see a video of the little cutie.

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Sorry, he's actually almost 9 weeks. He was born March 1st. I suspect it's normal but it almost looks like a table with two opposing legs shorter than the others. Hard to describe. I will take video -- tomorrow.

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He is one day older than my animals! They were born the 2nd~
When you get him to the vet, have them check his patella's and hips and make sure everything is ok~
Can't wait to see the video!


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Geri - he just may feel a little off balance as a puppy - they do stumble sometimes. Also they can go through different growth spurts so they appear lopsided on occasion. But Katie is right - when he goes for his next shots or whatever your contract requires (within 72 hours to see a vet) have him check him out just to be on the safe side.


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Geri - Are you taking him to the vet for an exam? My breeder required we take Beamer in for an exam within 48hrs of bringing him home...

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When Cooper was a pup, it looked like his back end would give out on him when he'd walk. Like his legs would give out. At first, it freaked me out, but the vet cleared him. And he grew out of it. Maybe cause they're still little guys.

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