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GusWilson
29th October 2006, 08:11 AM
When Gus is running around the house he looks completely normal, but sometimes at the dog park when he really gets running he starts to keep his back legs together and he looks like he is hopping?? He does wimper or show any signs of pain. Is this how Cavs run?

Barbara Nixon
29th October 2006, 01:15 PM
I've never noticed the running gait. I'll look next time.

Cathy T
29th October 2006, 03:35 PM
You have totally described Shelby's run. I was a little concerned when you mentioned a funny run because that's how Shelby was diagnosed with luxating patellas. Once I read your description though it is totally different. I thought Shelby just had a funny puppy gait but soon noticed she wasn't growing out of it and getting more steady. The best description I can give is that she listed to the side like a drunken sailor :) She never cried out though. She had patella surgery and both of her knees checked out fine at her last exam.

She does hop like a bunny though! :D Totally different from Jake. At 3 years old she still pounces on her toy like a puppy. I do believe she is part bunny rabbit! ;)

Lisa_T
29th October 2006, 10:37 PM
Holly does both these things- bunny hopping when playing or excited, and when she's trotting she lists to the side. Not noticeable when she's actually galloping though! No problems with her knees either.

LauraD
30th October 2006, 01:20 AM
Yep, Riley does the bunny hop thing too when excited and running (like chasing his ball or toys thrown). I always thought it was cute and i've never had a dog do this before. His knees are fine and i guess it's just something some Cavvies do when they get happy!