Hips - Higher than withers?

by Katie
(cedar rapids iowa)

Are all great pyrennees hips higher in the back than the rest of their body? I have noticed he has problems getting up and have had the vet check them and she says his hips are fine but he struggle sometimes getting off the floor. And I notice that when he walks his butt area hips are probably at least an inch higher than his front.

I can send you a picture later if you'd like. I was just getting ready to take one and he decided to lay down. game over. lol

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Mar 26, 2018
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by: Ed A. From NJ

All 3 that I have had were builded that way. 2 have past and maximoose is now 7. None of mine ever had hip perblums and big beau carried as much as 180 pounds but his best weight was 165. Maximoose is a 155 pounder ans my little girl buttercup was 120.

Mar 27, 2018
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by: Anonymous

Ours, too. We laid a carpenters level along the length of his back, and found his hips are about the same as your dog.
We have a lot of hills on our property. Our dog is a great hill climber...which makes his hips the perfect conformation for climbing mountains. : )
So, maybe it's normal.

Mar 27, 2018
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by: ck in va.

We are new to the pry,but have had a bad luck issues with vets in our area; The dont have the experience with large breed dogs.Look around as best you can,do a lot of research as you can on your on..I have read where prys do have bone issues and hip trouble;Go to a different vet. do x-rays.We lost our George;7 mouths old!!

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