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So Beau is just shy of 5 months now and I've been noticing when he runs or walks his back legs are straight and don't bend. I played with his legs bending all the joints and he doesn't show any discomfort or pain. When he runs really fast it kinda looks funny because his front legs are doing all the work. Is this normal? I'm not sure and I'm a little worried since they say most large breeds develope hip and joint problems.
 

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Is the dog pacing? (Both front and rear legs on the same side are moving forward and back at the same time) The pacing dog often has "stiff" rear legs while moving at this gait.
If he is pacing, it could be something that he outgrows...

If not, I'd be inclined to have both his hips and his knees radiographed to eliminate either dysplasia or subluxating patellas.
 

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I'm not sure if he's pacing....before you mentioned it I didn't know what it was. I'm gonna pay more attention and see. I've actually been considering having him checked.
 
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