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why is my 12 month old dog not cocking his leg?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by mama_abz, Apr 27, 2011.


  1. mama_abz

    mama_abz PetForums Member

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    hi

    I have a 12 month old Boxer x Staffy we have just taken him on as he was fighting with his mum.
    He lived with 3 other big dogs, his mum (Boxer) and 2 Bullmastifs.

    Im a lil worried as he not really cocking his leg.
    In the 2 weeks he has been with us he has done it possible 2-3 times. is this just laziness? or is it something i need to worry about.

    thanks in advance for any help.

    Ashley
    x
     
  2. Mumbles

    Mumbles PetForums Senior

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    Yes i would be curious to know when a male dog starts cocking his leg
     
  3. 912142

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    I wouldn't worry about it too much - dogs are like children in some respects each takes it's own time to develop.

    My great dane started cocking his leg late and he is now 23 months and most of the time he will cock his leg but sometimes he likes to squat. I know it looks more matcho but who cares as long as he urinates!

    Hope this helps. :)
     
  4. SixStar

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    If he was neutered before maturity then that could be why. My Mastiff X was neutered too young (rescue) and he doesn't cock his leg either. It's nothing whatsoever to worry about - laziness plays a part too I'm sure! :D
     
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    Kilo is just starting to cock his now and again, but still squats 99% of the time. He is 6.5 months old.
     
  6. My guy is 11 next month! and he will still sqaut! sometimes he cocks his leg - normally I guess when he has caugth scent of another male so guess its all about leaving his mark - he is castrated! I have also - on the odd occassion had my bitch cock her leg!!:eek:
    reckon they must be into role reversal!:eek:
     
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    One of my males its 50/50 as to whether he will cock his leg or squat

    I dont think its anything to worry about hun
     
  8. mama_abz

    mama_abz PetForums Member

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    thanks all foe the quick replies. :001_smile:

    i will stop worrying now. as said above atleast he is urinating!!

    and Doubletrouble your Bitch is not alone my mum has a bitch that cocks her leg to! :confused:

    thanks again
    x
     
  9. LostGirl

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    Bear now pees Like q girl 99% of the time he didn't before we had him neutered at 2yrs 3months but has since lol very rarely does he squat anymore!
     
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    Dillon is 15 months and has just started to cock his leg, but still squats most of the time.

    I read somewhere that if a male has not started to cock his leg by the time he is 2 years old, to have a word with your vet he could have hip problems.
     
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    XxZoexX PetForums VIP

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    Mums dog Sunny is 5 and has never cocked his leg, Jack is 10 month and hasnt either.. Dont know if he will as Sunnys like Big Daddy to him and he mirrors what he does :)
     
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    My dog is 5 yrs old today and squats more than he cocks his leg
     
  13. cinnamontoast

    cinnamontoast Sois pas chiant, chéri.

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    Brig is 8 and only cocks when out or in the garden (mostly he's on the patio and squats except when the pups wee and he covers it by cocking)

    The pups are 10 months and have never cocked yet.
     
  14. Nico0laGouldsmith

    Nico0laGouldsmith PetForums VIP

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    MY GIRL DOG USED TO COCK HER LEG. . . .
    aahahaha
    we got her as a tiny puppy when my other dog was already 2 and she followed him around constantly and copied everything he did including cocking her leg to wee!
     
  15. shazalhasa

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    I wouldn't have said it's anything to worry about, our Tux didn't start to cock is leg until he was a year old and still squats if there's nothing to cock his leg against. My oldest boy has been cocking his leg since he was tiny and will lift his leg even when there's nothing there. Rusty, the middle one will sometimes cock his leg and do a poo lol so they're all different.
     
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    My 5 year old Pointer still pees like a girl half the time... just lazy I guess...
     
  17. paşa's mummy

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    Bruno still squats and he seemed to squat more after been neutered, maybe it hurts to cock their leg after the operation so they squat then just get lazy and never go back to cocking their leg???:confused:
     
  18. Happy Paws2

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    If you think it hurts them to cock their leg after an op. I would go straight back to the vets.
     
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    My sheepdog only started lifting his leg at around 2.5 yrs. He's kind of half and half now. And then we have our Min Pin who likes to do a handstand when he pee's!!! Crazy dogs!
     
  20. swarthy

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    Why would you be worried?

    My boy is 2.5 and still doesn't c*ck his leg - he's entire and in perfect working order for the ladies ;)

    I've known pups cock their legs as young as 4 months, and as others have alluded to, some that never do.
     
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