Re: Outward rotation of front legs?Posted by: Leslie Hemsing
Posted on: November 01, 2002 at 18:19:28
In Reply to: Outward rotation of front legs?
: Is the JRT breed prone to outward rotation (pronation, i think) of the front legs / feet? The front legs and feet of my 8mo old girl sure do rotate outward like duck-footed when she sits certain ways. When she stands, however she's more aligned and square. I've seen photos of jacks with the same appearance.
: Also, she wheezes like an allergy wheeze. No harm done, unless it compromises her airway or happens more frequent?
There are several types of front end "faults" found in the breed; bench legs (or Queen Anne legs), out at the elbow, toes out, etc. (The word "fault" is used to describe physical characteristics that do not meet the JRTCA breed standard.)
I think it's a good idea that you have your terrier checked out by your vet; better to find and treat the cause of her wheezing before it restricts her breathing. :-)