That's our Angus and Kona swimming in the gulf waters of Carrabelle, Florida. Angus had been diagnosed with Hip Dysplasia at 10 months of age, despite generations of testing of his ancestors. On this trip, we noticed he was limping on his front legs as well as his rear and requested a radiograph prior to his neuter surgery the following week. The diagnosis as expected was dysplasia in both elbows. His diagnosis of dysplasia in all limbs led to me researching everything I could find on the disorder. The dysplasia in his elbows was likely caused not by genetics, but by the hip dysplasia that came first emphasizing the need to protect against hip dysplasia from the day the puppies are born .
Angus is why I have created these dysplasia pages on our website - because that gorgeous boy, now 8 years old, suffers every day of his life because of a lack of education of his owner!
See our Hip Dysplasia Page for more information.