So, We just got a siberian husky. I'll admit me and my husband had never gotten a puppy from a breeder before. We had no idea what to look for in a good breeder. I prefer to adopt my dogs from a shelter. But my husband wanted this particular type of dog. Soooo we got a husky. Anyway, we went to pick him up and looked at the parents and they were beautiful well cared for dogs. The pups were beautiful well cared for pups. When we got ours home we noticed a flea egg nest. He was bathed, then bathed again in baby shampoo (we were told that could kill fleas since he's to young to get medicated shampoo). The fleas are not the problem anymore. What we noticed after the flea issue was that our puppy has slightly bowed legs in the back. Is this a "normal" thing for the siberian husky? We aren't looking to get rid of him or anything like that, just because he has bowed legs doesn't mean we don't love him. Bowed legged puppies need love to! haha! I'm just wondering if this is a husky thing or a genetic defect thing. Another thing we noticed that I have NEVER see on a dog before is he has dew claws on his back legs. Has anyone ever seen this before? He's got dew claws on his front legs, but then another set on his back. Not toes, they are above the pad, but unlike the front dew claws they have no bone in them, just a toe shaped nub with a nail...
I'd appreciate any info to solve the mystery with our slightly strange puppy.
Husky's usually dont have rear dewclaws, and I have never heard of bowed legs. It sounds like a back yard breeder, and a pup with a defect. It is hard to say if it is gentic or not. What kind of health guarentee did you get? The breeder should have noticed the legs, and informed you about it. shoulds a little shady to me
We don't have any kind of health guarentee.We didn't even know we could get something like that, like I said, we've never bought a puppy before. Let alone bought one from a breeder. We normally get our dogs from shelters or for free (always mixed breeds). We were lured in by the promise of a cheap puppy. Not that it really matters to us if he's got bowed legs, we aren't looking to give him up or give him back if he's "defective". Ya, the dew claws need to be removed, they get caught on eachother and he gets upset. Is it better to do that while he's still little or wait til he gets a little older? Like I said, it's like a toe with no bones. I guess when it comes to his legs we play the waiting game, we will either have a stowt funny looking husky or he'll grow out of it. Our vet told us it's so slight that he can't do anything about it. So more then likely it'll be a cosmetic thing, we aren't looking to show him, just keep him as a pet. But thanks for letting me know it's not a breed specific thing.