Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Dogs Name: Mercury's Prince of the Universe (Boon)
Titles: CFFII,NW1, NW2, NWE1, CFFIII, CFFIV
Dogs Age: 12/29/12
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Oh dear. Bunny hopping in a puppy that age is immediate concern for a vet. X-rays and full exam to start. Bunny hopping is a sign of pain and or movement issues. You won’t know what areas are affected without a good exam and X-rays- even that may not reveal a lot of details if it is, for example, a spine injury. In the meantime, until your appointment, I would absolutely not allow him to play with any children or dogs as don’t ask him to chase balls or throw things causing him to run.
Did anyone notice any issues when he was first brought home? Has he had any accident playing, a fall, etc? Think carefully and have that information for the vet. Also, if you have video from when he first came home to compare to now that can be very helpful.
Good luck and please keep us posted. Hope it’s just an acute injury he can heal from with rest and care. Puppies get those all the time!