Dogs from San Jose
 
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I met this dog on the islands of El Nido, Palawan. He was resting under a shaded area, or so as I thought. He reminded me of a Corgi, however as I approached him to take a picture, I was shocked of how he would walk. At first, it seems that he was just trying to play; besides the friendly welcome he gave me, he was so eager to follow our group around the place; as sweet as he seems, I knew then he was suffering from a genetic problem.
And, so this is the closest I think it is: 
Carpal Subluxation Syndrome (CSS)
Also known as "down pasterns or subluxated pastern/hyper extended hock syndrome".
A condition where a dog will walk with the pasterns down almost to the wrist joint. This condition can be seen with or without the accompanying condtion of downed (subluxated) hocks.
This condition most commonly seen in German Shepherd puppies, but has also been seen in Shelties, Rottweilers, Labs, Malamutes and Wolfhounds.
 


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09/30/2012 00:59

Thank you for information

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    My name is Jene and my companions own me. With a varied background; I have been involved with their breed not long enough, but I'm here to stay. That is because I consider myself an advocate for these breeds of dogs. I am an advocate for common sense dog training and not the latest fad that appears on different breeding plans. I will improve my breed the way I know and through the ways I have learned. I can't stand anyone with a known-it-all attitude who believes that they are the pinnacle of the breeds they own and look down their collective noses at the rest of the dog world. I may have to acknowledge the importance of pedigrees but the decision to breed a dog extends beyond their bloodlines. I am not one of those self-gratifying-band-wagons of  "I'm a responsible breeder”, however, I'm also always willing to share my experiences - in the hopes that I may be of any help to others & avoid some of the mistakes I made along the way.

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