Bryan is a lovely, friendly and confident boy. He has greeted every person like an old friend and has been good with the other dogs too. He happily shares his kennel with another dog. On his walks he has not been bothered by anything, he thoroughly enjoys himself. He is responsive and interactive. Bryan also has had some training as he knows the basics and walks well on the lead. Someone has cared enough to put some time into him at some point, he isn't like a nervous, unsocialised stray.
Unfortunately Bryan has been diagnosed with bilateral hip dysplasia. However, the vets has advised that he doesn't need surgical intervention, and that the condition should be managed with joint supplements, a careful, regular exercise routine, and by being kept at a healthy, lean weight. Bryan is not hindered by the his condition and he is a happy boy. He shows no signs of discomfort currently. He had the x-rays due to his slightly abnormal gait typical of HD.
HD is not uncommon in larger breeds, and many cases are successfully managed conservatively. Ideally someone with some understanding would be preferable as not following a sensible exercise routine and careful diet would be unhelpful for Bryan. The vet feels he has many happy years ahead of him in the right home.
We of course will advise any prospective adopters of his diet, supplement and exercise routine. We also have the x-rays available to view.
Vaccinated, wormed, micro chipped and vet checked.
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