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    Question Floppy front feet

    Being that Wilson is my first english bulldog, I was curious if it is a characteristic to have front floppy feet at the ankles when he walks. He seems like he drags his front feet at times, sorta like dum de dum, dum de dum, dum de dum when he walks. I'm thinking that maybe it's just cause he's so top heavy at there's more weight at the front end? Other than me just wondering, he seems just fine. Any thoughts?

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    Ruggles does kind of a flop and drag combo; bow legged Chester did that too. I think it is just how they are put together!

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    Thanks Alice! That's kinda what I thought that is may just be a part of the type of dog they are.

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    We know HRH drags her feet because when we polish her nails she always manages to wear the polish off of the center front nails within about a day or two. The outer nails keep the polish on a lot longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LariP View Post
    We know HRH drags her feet because when we polish her nails she always manages to wear the polish off of the center front nails within about a day or two. The outer nails keep the polish on a lot longer.
    I wear my toe polish off too, but usually it's on the white vinyl of our boat.

    Seems to be a bully thing then so far.

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    I know when we took Tubs to the beach I noticed his paw prints in the sand had a nail drag mark. I just thought it was because he had one nail longer than that others. This may still have been the case because he was only doing it with one foot......HMMMM

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    Lucy Lu and Snowflake will drag theirs too
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    I drag sometimes too! But ....not saying where..and @JeannieCO..now I'm going to listen to the music I make! Dum de dum...dum de dum... Love it!

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    It's funny that I was just thinking the other day that Moe's feet are floppy... thought it was just because he has huge feet... guess it's a Bully thing

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    I actually watch Tubs' feet when he was coming in from outside and his front feet were going flip flop flip flop......i guess it is a bully thing!

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    @speechmom53 that's it, flip flop flip flop. He sounds like he's wearing a pair of flip flops. So glad to see that it's a characteristic like I thought it was. I recently heard that it's also common for bully to fracture their ankles due to the flimsiness? Anyone ever hear that?

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    Gator does that too and the middle toes on his front feet never need to be clipped. He has never made them bleed. I think it is just the way we are. The Ortho we saw the other day commented that it could be a neuro problem? But he didn't think it was that big of a deal.

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