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Possible hypermobile ankles????

Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by Doguiesrus, Oct 1, 2013.


  1. Doguiesrus

    Doguiesrus PetForums Senior

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    This is a random question I have posted in here as I spend most my time here. I was at ringcraft tonight when a round girl I haven't seen before came in with a 10 month old dogue puppy. Obviously I made a dash to greet is at is rare I see dogues out and about. Anyway she came sat with us and said it was first time and she wanted to show the dog. As she stood him I could see she was struggling so offered to help her. As I tried to stand the dog his paws where really flexible and as I put his foot down you cools see his pads at the front, (like a kid standing on their heels!) I tried several times to get his foot flat but even when he rang his toes turned right up. I hope I've explains this clear enough. I am baffled as to what was up with it. The girl was oblivious to any problem until I pointed it out, I've arrange to speak to my mentor tomorrow. I know it's nothing to do with me but I am baffled and the poor girl hasn't a chance of doing anything with them feet. Such a shame. Any ideas? Xx
     
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    ozrex PetForums VIP

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    No idea in Dogues but it happens in horses and they're usually pts. I would imagine a dog would manage better than a horse. Such a shame.
     
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    Fluffaluff PetForums Member

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    Awweh the poor dog and owner! Sorry I have nothing to offer but I hope you can find something / help, the dog and owner out with info from your mentor :(

    Let us know how you get on.
     
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    Sled dog hotel PetForums VIP

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    There is something called carpal hyper extension it can happen for different reasons and different ages but there is a version that occurs in puppies, its caused by a problem with the delvelopement of the ligaments that support the wrist joint.

    Theres more about it on the link.

    Carpal Hyperextension
     
  5. Doguiesrus

    Doguiesrus PetForums Senior

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    Thanks everyone. I know I felt so sad and cos I have so much to do with the breed I felt I had to try help. He was her first dogue so she didnt know where to turn. I'm going to have a good read up on that its not something I've ever come across. I did suggest to her to get in touch with breeder in case they had ever experienced it. Sorry for the bad spelling and wrong words in original post I was tired and predictive txt takes advantage of me! Il let you know anything else. Thanks again xx
     
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