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    Default Great Dane X Wolfhounds Hind Paws

    Hi,
    I noticed today at dog training that Idgee my 7mt old great Dane x wolfhounds hind paws roll backwards.
    I've never seen this in a dog and wondered if anyone knew the name for it.
    I cannot imagine it's good for her.
    I got her as a rescue a month ago so I do not know if this is new or not.
    She can stand 'normal' but slips into the... I don't know what to call it the front two pads seem to be spaced further away from the centre pad.
    Could anyone shed some light?

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    Just not quite sure what you mean?
    Do you mean flat-footed?
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    If you can snap a photo it would give us a better idea of what you mean

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    My Dane Lacey paws sortve rolled backwards a couple of months ago, her toes looked very long. They firmed up in two weeks and she was back to four cat like feet.

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    Unfortunately I cannot upload a photo as I do this all from my phone.
    So I'm guessing like Brittany said happened to hers it would be the same. But,
    If flat footed means stands on the big rear pad and the part behind that then yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Idgeegirl View Post
    Unfortunately I cannot upload a photo as I do this all from my phone.
    So I'm guessing like Brittany said happened to hers it would be the same. But,
    If flat footed means stands on the big rear pad and the part behind that then yes.
    Some giants often get a period of flat footedness if they live on smooth flooring only. We have especially got a gravel driveway to prevent this. Otherwise take the dog to the beach several times a week or sandy areas or areas that are naturally uneven, such as a paddock. The exercise will maybe help.
    Now it can also be due to bad conformation and that can persist. Hope this helps
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    Looks like I'm off bush walking, thankyou for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newfsie View Post
    Some giants often get a period of flat footedness if they live on smooth flooring only. We have especially got a gravel driveway to prevent this. Otherwise take the dog to the beach several times a week or sandy areas or areas that are naturally uneven, such as a paddock. The exercise will maybe help.
    Now it can also be due to bad conformation and that can persist. Hope this helps
    this is interesting, because we had just moved from a really flat place when she went flat, but the new place had heaps of hills that she had to walk on, and she hasn't gotten flat footed since.

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    Could it be that her nails are too long? Then she has no other choice but to stand like that.

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    No her nails are quiet short so that isn't a problem.
    We are walking on grass with more ups and downs.

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