Hello all, As you can probably see from my profile I am a new member. A little about us... Hunter is our 7 month old Berner. He comes from a pure bread family. He is absolutely the most amazing dog ever. I had always wanted a Berner, but didn't realize until we went to pick him out how truly amazing this dog breed is. We adore our baby. He is incredibly smart, super gentle, hilarious personality, and about as sweet as they come. We noticed when he was pretty small that he sort of walked funny. A lot of sway. But we thought it had to do with his sudden growth spurts. Then as he started to get older we noticed he ran a bit weird, and took him in to our vet. Our regular vet was away on vacation, so we saw the stand in. He told us our dog seemed okay. He couldn't pop his hips out or anything. So it couldn't be Hip Dysplasia. So basically don't worry. He is still growing. Monitor it. But don't stress too much about it. "Thank god!" we thought as we left. Time went on and it was still the same, if not getting worse. We figured at 6 months we would have them check it out when we took him in to be fixed. So at 7 months we had an appointment for him to be fixed, and while he was out they would do x-rays. He was in his surgery for just a little while when we got the call to come in that night. That phone call never means anything good... We went in that night and could tell by our Vet's grim expression it wasn't good. He started by showing us in a text book what a dog of his age and size's hips should look like. Then he showed us Hunter's hips. Basically, our dog has no hips what so ever. He was diagnosed with Severe bilateral hip dysplasia. Something that our vet couldn't believe he had found in a 7 month old puppy. We couldn't believe it either! How could our precious baby be in such rough shape at a extremely young age. We were then told he was going to need TPO surgery. For those that don't know that is a Triple Pelvic Osteotomy. Basically they are going to cut his pelvis in three, flip his little bit of hip socket over, and make it so that gravity will push up into his new hip socket when he walks, instead of it just floating around. How much is all this going to cost you ask? Anywhere between $3000-$5000. Not as bad as we were fearing, but not something we just have lying around either. I am hoping to find someone(s) on here that have maybe been through the same situation, or are going through it right now. Both my Fiancee and I are quite worried about all of this. From how much pain he will be in, to his quality of life after the surgery has healed. We need some support!