Main > east west feet? (0 replies)
by Trailrider on 29 March 2008 - 17:44
I think it depends on how bad it is. I got this off rip off report.com and don't want to post the kennel they were referring to, so will just copy/paste what is going on with their dog. They had several pictures and the pup was pretty extreme. "Magnum has a very pronounced east-west (or Frenchy) front foot posture. This condition is described in detail in the book "The German Shepherd Today 3rd Edition" on Pages 408-409. This is causing him to stand incorrectly as can be seen in both his photos and the description in the book. Moreover, he cannot run like a normal puppy at 6 months. He has no "gait" whatsoever and is constantly out of breath because of the pressure his inverted stance (elbows tucked into his chest) is putting on his lungs. In fact, he will not run at all most of the time because it hurts him to do so."