- Aug 8, 2020
- United Kingdom
- Bulldog(s) Names
- Shrimp, Pumpkin and soon, Sully
Hi all. I recently reserved an English bulldog puppy. He was born 4 days premature by C-Section and has 7 other littermates. His mother is a red and white, kc registered family pet and his father is a kc registered red and white stud dog who participates in shows. My puppy opened his eyes around 2 weeks old and started walking around 3 weeks old. Fast forward to now, he is 6 weeks old tomorrow. When we saw a video of him walking at 3 weeks old, he seemed to have some weakness in his back legs but we passed it off as normal because he had only just started trying to walk. But now, he can stand up, but his legs give way slightly as he walks, not enough for him to fall over, but it’s noticeable. His siblings seem to have some leg issues too. One pup in a video I’ve been sent of my pup, was running to the phone and lifted his hind legs up into the air. Another pup in the same video had one leg that seemed to go out to the side, as if stretching. I’ve viewed the mother with the pups and she walks well, but I haven’t viewed the father, I’ve only seen pictures. They walk on wooden floor and the grass outside. They are being weaned onto puppy food and are drinking from a bowl etc. Everything else with my puppy is fine, his eating and drinking habits, his toiletry habits etc. The vet told the breeder to follow the puppies’ developments as if they were born on their due date. They are all booked in to see the vet on Monday and then I am viewing my pup on Tuesday. I am just looking for some piece of mind. My puppy’s eyes look clear, he responds to noises, his breathing sounds fine, he is lazy I’ve been told but when he’s with his littermates, he does play. Should I be concerned about his legs? The breeder told me it is normal for a bulldog puppy not to put all their weight onto their legs at this age because they haven’t grown into themselves yet. Is this true? Any help or advice is welcome and appreciated. If I’ve missed anything out, please ask and I’ll do my best to answer. Thank you in advance.