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    Default 12 week old pup walking sideways.

    Since I've had louie I would always notice his back legs would go sideways when I would take him on small walks.. I didn't think anything of it because he didn't seem in pain.. I've looked online and I've had mixed reviews hoping someone here can reassure me that its not as bad as most are making it sound he's jumped off the couch a couple of times with ease.. he runs jumps normally.. just hoping nothing is seriously wrong with his hip.

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    Default Re: 12 week old pup walking sideways.

    I don't know what you have read but I've noticed that Otis walks with his hind legs a little off to the side too, almost as if his back legs are trying not to step in the same stuff his front legs did. Before filling out the adoption papers for him he's gotten a full health check and (other than testing positive for Lyme's disease) everything from blood work to xrays have been 100% normal.

    My own doctors are fond of telling me to stay off the internet because, sometimes Google really isn't your friend. If you're concerned I would bring it up at his next visit.

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    When Tonka was little he used to run sideways lol. I just thought he was getting ahead of himself! He has since straightened out and runs front first lol.

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    Default Re: 12 week old pup walking sideways.

    Both Wilson and Emma run sideways. My ole pitty, Ace, always ran sideways too.
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    Nitschke 's back legs were always of to the one side.... especially when 'trotting',,, so darn cute.
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    Default Re: 12 week old pup walking sideways.

    Yup..Jake's "Frame Is Bent" too!

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    Default Re: 12 week old pup walking sideways.

    It is a bulldog trait to trot sideways. "When a Bulldog walks, he kind of shuffles (drags his feet slightly) from side to side, unlike many other dogs who walk forward." Of course if he's really sideways it should be checked out.

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