Is something wrong with my springer spaniel?

by Nicole
(Akron, CO)

When Gabby my springer spaniel walks sometimes she curves her but to the right more and kind of looks like she hurt her back almost like a more toned down "c" shape?

Is there something wrong with her? everyone I know laughs at her and makes fun of it. Please help me find out if there is anything wrong or if she is just being goofy.


Hi Nicole
Its sounds like something George does, to try and push his bum towards my legs to I will stroke him and look at me at the same time.

If you are at all worried then get your vet to check it out but I thinks springers move in different shapes to get scratches and snuggles from their owners.

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Apr 09, 2010
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by: Estie

Our Cassy walks with her butt kinda to the side! Believe me, nothing is wrong with this little diva! She'd take on the whole world if she could!! She has these great big feet, but she is a petite springer. She has mountains of confidence and struts her stuff!

Apr 08, 2010
by: Anonymous

I have two Springers and they walk completely differently from each other. My older Springer is a very light prancing walker. She always walks in a straight line and the only thing moving are her feet / legs. My younger Springer is a wiggler. She steps down heavily and every body part is moving; her head, her middle - everything. She looks like she has a dislocated hip, but she's perfectly normal.

You might just give your pup the 'feel' test. You just move your hands all over her body, paying particular attention to her back, feet and legs. Apply a little pressure. If she gives any indication that she's in pain I'd take her to the vet for an exam.

If she's eating, drinking, walking & running without any indication she isn't feeling well, she's likely fine. If this is something you're going to continue to worry about then make an appointment to see the vet.

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