Hi, I just got a French Bulldog puppy from a reputable breeder. He was the runt of the litter so it is to be expected he is a little behind in his development. He is by far the smallest puppy in the litter.
My main concern comes from the breeder yesterday letting me know I am welcome to select a different puppy because she is mildly worried about my little guys walk. He walks like he is drunk, crosses his legs and falls a fair amount but gets right back up and keeps walking. It appear his legs are longer than a normal Frenchie and he is still growing into them. I have included a few videos to give everyone a sense of what his walk looks like.
Is there anyone else who has experienced a puppy, especially a runt taking a little extra time to learn to walk and run. She has had the vet check him out and said everything was normal and was told he will eventually get the hang of it. I would like a second opinion to be reassured that this is not a internal issue or something I will have to be worried about long term (future disabilities and vet bills).
Any and all help is welcome as I just want to make sure I will not have problems down the road and do not mind being extra patient with his development as long as I know it is only temporary.
I have ruled out bow legged and Wobblers syndrome but could be wrong. He is currently 9 weeks and I take him home in a week. The breeder said 4 weeks ago he could barely even walk and had to do a little physical thearpy to bring his front legs in from going way out to going straight under his body.
also here is a photo of him sitting with his legs out instead of directly under him. http://imgur.com/pBYaqOa