Canine Hip Dysplasia

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Canine hip dysplasia can be a common problem amongst many large breed dogs. Many of the breeds which are preferred by protection dog trainers can be susceptible to Dysplasia. When in the market for a trained protection dog or a puppy that you wish to have protection dog trained, you always want to be certain you are working with a reputable breeder or trainer. The parents of a protection dog puppy should always be x rayed and be cleared of any genetic hip conditions which can be passed along to a pup. At Pinnacle Protection Dogs we always take our fully trained dogs through extensive health testing which includes being tested and cleared of hip Dysplasia. The first sign of hip dysplasia in an adolescent or young protection dog is typically hip pain or limping. Adult protection dogs with hip dysplasia have a hip socket that is too shallow to support the ball of the hip. A joint that is incorrectly shaped or shallow will wear out faster and cause the protection dog pain and gate issues. Sooner or later most protection dogs with hip dysplasia will require surgery. How successful this procedure will be for your protection dog is highly dependent on how badly the joint surface has been worn out. Hip dysplasia can be very very painful for protection dogs and heartbreaking for owners. Fortunately, there are some great breeders and providers of trained protection dogs who talk drastic measures to ensure clients are getting a dog that will be physically sound and healthy. At Pinnacle Protection Dogs we take every measure to ensure your new family protection canine will be healthy, happy, and free from such genetic defects.

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