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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    Hi,

    It's noticeable in the video and also in a couple of the photo's, one where he is sitting and his toes are pointed outwards.

    Having long nails can be one of many things that won't help the situation of weak pasterns, but it's not the cause.

    But take it out of the equation and you can start to look at other things if you so wish.

    Genetics plays a huge part in the make up of any dog and not every dog in a litter is perfect no matter how perfect their parents might have been. This is where we get our pet puppies from.

    What is important is that Pacino has a wonderful temperament by the look of things.
    Pacino is a pet thats it. i never wanted to show him. i found him when he was 7 or 8 weeks old almost get run over by car, so i dont know the parents, im guessing he got away from a BYB.

    I wouldn't be worried about the pasterns at all if it was just for the looks but im worried that it might impose a problem in the long run.

    can it?
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    It's a common problem that plenty of dogs live normal active lives with and their owners are none the wiser.

    You may be able to contact the Rotti club in your state or as I sometimes do overseas breeders via email to get some ideas on diet etc.

    Breeders do things via trial and error, on the advice of vets or not, and see the results and what works, whereas vets generally only see the problems IYKWIM.

    I do find that dogs low on their pasterns generally need their nails clipped more because they're not standing upright over the nail.

    Pacino is a beautiful pet, a lovely example of how wonderful the Rotty is which is the most important thing of all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    It's a common problem that plenty of dogs live normal active lives with and their owners are none the wiser.

    You may be able to contact the Rotti club in your state or as I sometimes do overseas breeders via email to get some ideas on diet etc.

    Breeders do things via trial and error, on the advice of vets or not, and see the results and what works, whereas vets generally only see the problems IYKWIM.

    I do find that dogs low on their pasterns generally need their nails clipped more because they're not standing upright over the nail.

    Pacino is a beautiful pet, a lovely example of how wonderful the Rotty is which is the most important thing of all.
    thanks heaps ill clip his nails even shorter tonight and i just read some threads on the Rottweiler forum about Vitamin C and rose hips, apparently it works. ill probably give that a try.

    thanks you been a real help
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    I took photos of Pacino so you can see how his pasterns look when his not eating from his bowl. they look pretty straight to me but i don't know maybe they're not. so here are some pictures.
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    In the photo sitting at 6 months of age they look turned out and down.

    In your latest photo they look much better, but to get a good view of them pictures need to be taken side on.

    But again it was just an observation. I could see it in the sitting photo and then when I noticed the nails were a bit long I wanted to bring it to your attention.

    Some people don't cut their dogs nails ever and wonder why their feet spread, it's not a life or death thing, but I think it makes the dog more comfortable if they are kept short. Bear in mind that dogs nails have quicks and if you clip them it hurts and bleeds, so it's a slowly slowly process as the quick will grow with the nail a bit as well.

    I have Whippets which constantly need their nails clipped. Some of them don't mind it and others hate it. My bitch who had a litter in January is one of those that hates her nails being clipped so during the later stages of her pregnancy and first few weeks with the puppies I left her nails alone so as not to stress her, I've since had to slowly bring them back. She's past the age of developing so it's not much of a drama, but if she was young I would definitely of kept on top of it regardless.

    Rotty's like most breeds are not meant to have straight pasterns either.

    I run my dogs on different surfaces, pebbles and grass to keep their pasterns at the right angle, this has worked for me or it might be just that genetically I've got dogs strong in that area.

    I do believe that exercise levels and food are more important in the larger breeds than in the medium and smaller breeds. Well it's important in all breeds but maybe more crucial in the larger breeds.

    Hope I'm making sense. As I said it was just an observation. Not life or death important and may, according to your latest photo's, be rectifying itself as he matures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pacino View Post
    I took photos of Pacino so you can see how his pasterns look when his not eating from his bowl. they look pretty straight to me but i don't know maybe they're not. so here are some pictures.
    IMGP1693.jpg IMGP1694.jpg
    His pasterns look much better in those photos, but he looks spread, so it's hard to tell. You now know what to look for, and what they should look like, so you can keep an eye on them. If you're at the vets, just ask your vet what they think of them now to be on the safe side.

    Photos are cool, by the way.

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    His pasterns look just fine

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    A late hello from me.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    His pasterns look much better in those photos, but he looks spread, so it's hard to tell. You now know what to look for, and what they should look like, so you can keep an eye on them. If you're at the vets, just ask your vet what they think of them now to be on the safe side.

    Photos are cool, by the way.
    cheers, will do. ill let everyone know what the vet says too. ill also get him some vitamin C and maybe something else if the vet suggest anything


    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    His pasterns look just fine
    yeah i reckon as well but ill ask the vet just to make sure. maybe even swing by the victorian rottweiler club and ask them
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