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    Default Re: Questions about laying position

    I'm over no help here except to say my bully lays like that all the time as well.

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    It's the "superman" pose. Luca does it every day. Doesn't seem to bother him. I don't know if it's bad for their hips, honesty. A good stretch never hurt anybody.

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    Brutus always lays like this. He looks like a turkey ready for stuffin!

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    We call ours "Commando Puppy" :-)

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    The outward bent "knees" they do in that position is the same position Baxters Orthopedic doctor moved his legs to show that it was dislocated. Back when he was a puppy. He bent the leg outward like that, and Baxter winced. During his obstruction surgery, the ER doc put his leg back in the socket. Honestly I have wondered why they lay like that given the hip dysplasia they tend to have. I think the answer is simply this: English Bulldogs have underformed hip joints which *enables* them to lay like this. Its similar to looking "double jointed". Whether it puts strain on the joint or not, I am not sure. But I understand where her thinking is coming from. Its not a natural direction for a dogs leg to bend. I think in the end, just make sure your pup is on a good Glucosamine supplement weekly, and any joint issues will be minimized. Was reading a study a few months ago and they said hip dysplasia in breeds prone to hip dysplasia can be minimized by nearly 65% by simply keeping their body weight down. Weight pressing on the joint is the #1 cause of hip dysplasia in old age.

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    All three of mine have always laid that way "Super Bulldog". I think it relieves weight from their joints, and as previously stated, helps them keep cool. Bocephus is on his cooleroo right now in that position
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