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06-06-2008, 03:51 PM   1 links from elsewhere to this Post. Click to view. #1 (permalink)
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Hi! My 5 1/2 year old berner odin's front legs shake a lot when he doesn't put any weight on them. I noticed this recently and it happens when he is sitting or sometimes when he is lying down. Any ideas on what is causing this trembling? Thanks for your input!
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06-06-2008, 04:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi, Welcome to Bernertalk, and glad you are here!
Does Odin seem like he is in any pain? or is it more like a muscle spasm? Our boy, Rileys has always had a problem (?) with his right front leg. When he is sitting and or even standing and doesnt have all of his weight on it, it seems to tremble or shake. But he has never done this while lying down. The vet took X-rays and they couldnt really tell me anything either. It doesnt hurt him at all, so we have just kind of chalked this up to one of his quirks. Has Odin been to the vet? What did they think?



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Hi! My 5 1/2 year old berner odin's front legs shake a lot when he doesn't put any weight on them. I noticed this recently and it happens when he is sitting or sometimes when he is lying down. Any ideas on what is causing this trembling? Thanks for your input!

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06-11-2008, 08:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Odin definitely is not in any pain- we hike the mountains of WV every day so I would have noticed if he was limping or favoring one leg or the other. I took him to the vet as soon as I noticed him doing it and got a similar diagnosis. It doesn't seem to bother him at all- I was just curious if this was just another wonderful Berner quirk! Thank you!!
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09-01-2008, 02:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi,
My Berner does this also. I met someone with a berner also and his dog did it too. So i think it is the breed. My vet said the best thing to me. she said that they are a very floppy breed. I don't know but it made me feel better.

Dana
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09-01-2008, 07:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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What a perfect description...floppy dog! Welcome to BernerTalk, and congratulations on your new puppy. We are glad you found us too. Is this your first Bernese? Riley was our first, but now that we have have him, we are hooked on the breed. They are WONDERFUL dogs. Or I should say family members. How old is your pup? Enjoy the puppy stage while you can, because before you know it he will be a DOG. I swear they seem to grow right before your eyes! The picture of him in your avitar is adorable! We would love to see some more pictures when you have time. We are looking forward to hearing all about your new addition. Congrats again on the new baby!
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09-02-2008, 07:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Hi,

Your puppy is too cute! Yogi is my first berner, he is 7 months now and i can't believe how big is . I am so hooked on this breed i want to get another one.

Dana
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09-29-2008, 12:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
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My puppy has the little leg twitches too. It is just one foot and it only happens when she is laying or sitting. I'm really glad to hear others have had this happen too. I was starting to get worried!

Berners are definitely floppy dogs!
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11-16-2008, 03:05 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Blinkin View Post
My puppy has the little leg twitches too. It is just one foot and it only happens when she is laying or sitting. I'm really glad to hear others have had this happen too. I was starting to get worried!

Berners are definitely floppy dogs!

WOW, mine does too and she's 5 months. Front leg gets the shakes sometimes
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11-16-2008, 11:32 AM   #9 (permalink)
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my "floppy dog" is now 6 months and her front left leg sometimes does this too when she's sitting.

It's reassuring to share this with the group and find comfort in that it seems to be a characteristic of the breed
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02-21-2009, 05:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
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My 9 weeks Heidi does that too when she is sitting sometimes. At first I thought maybe she is tired, but she does that when she just woke up. Thanks god I found this website and I am released after reading. Berner is such a wonderful breed and I can't stop telling all of my friends how cute she is. She even didn't cry or whine at the first day to the new home, but just breathe heavily when she was sleeping, I guess she was nervous but we didn't have to deal with the crying all night.

I will keep coming back to see more updates from other berner owners.
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