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Why do puppies fall over all the time
« on: April 10, 2007, 09:33:51 am »
I've had other breeds of puppies and they never fell over, but these guys fall on their faces at the slightest nudge, why? Since I haven't had giant breeds, I assume it has something to do with their size but that's just a guess. I'm certain they won't do this when they're older, or they wouldn't be so great at guarding anything. :P It's really funny and kinda sad at the same time hahaha.

Just curious as to the reason, do/did yours do that?

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Re: Why do puppies fall over all the time
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2007, 09:39:06 am »
Yes Gracie did and yes sometimes she still does being that she's only 10 months though not as much.  I'm not sure what the exact reason for this is but my previous Great Dane was clumsy just as well.  I'm going to guess that it's all that weight and not quite mastering the motor skills (as they are babies) may have something to do with it.  Just a guess...  I personally think it's funny..  Poor clumsy babies..
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Re: Why do puppies fall over all the time
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2007, 09:58:10 am »
i have to agree that it's probably due to growth.  they grow so fast, they must not have enough time to really get good sometimes before something else changes.  kind of like if you wear shoes that fit you one week and the next week they're two sizes too big.  you'd be clumsy.  axle was always breaking something b/c he was so clumsy.  diesel is forever tripping over his own feet ha ha.  i know axle grew out of it once he stopped growing. 
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Re: Why do puppies fall over all the time
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2007, 10:34:59 am »
Yeah that makes a lot of sense, I guess I just naturally figured that since all puppies grow fast, they would all be clumsy but bigger breeds do have more weight on top of it so that connects.  I feel so bad for them, I'm always accidentally knocking somebody flat, but if it's not me they do it by themselves, haha. Thanks for the input. :)
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Re: Why do puppies fall over all the time
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2007, 12:29:51 pm »
Ive actually read about this, its the same with why teenage boys tend o be so clumsy. Their limbs are growing faster than their brains register it so they tend to trip, fall over or knock over things a lot more.  :)
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Re: Why do puppies fall over all the time
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2007, 12:45:20 pm »
Ive actually read about this, its the same with why teenage boys tend o be so clumsy. Their limbs are growing faster than their brains register it so they tend to trip, fall over or knock over things a lot more.  :)

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Re: Why do puppies fall over all the time
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2007, 12:50:20 pm »
 :D :Dlol dunno, whats MY excuse??? I trip over all the time :D
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Re: Why do puppies fall over all the time
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2007, 02:48:42 am »
 :D HMMM! Elvis turned 3 in Feb and he still falls on his face now and again! LOL
He's prancing across the yard, I call him to me and in mid stride he'll loose his footing and fall face down! He get's up shakes it off, looks at me as if "I meant to do that :P"
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Re: Why do puppies fall over all the time
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2007, 04:31:17 am »
:D HMMM! Elvis turned 3 in Feb and he still falls on his face now and again! LOL
He's prancing across the yard, I call him to me and in mid stride he'll loose his footing and fall face down! He get's up shakes it off, looks at me as if "I meant to do that :P"
What a graceful boy!

lol that's adorable, i can totally see that. mine have gotten a bit better. you can't knock them over very easily anymore since they're bigger and heavier but if they turn a corner too sharply, down they go lol.

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Re: Why do puppies fall over all the time
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2007, 08:25:12 am »
That's so funny- Binky was the clumbsiest puppy EVER!  Wait, she's still a klutz!  I don't know if it's a Pyr specific thing or a big dog in general thing, but poor Binky is always bumping into things, tripping, etc.
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Re: Why do puppies fall over all the time
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2007, 01:40:09 pm »
I have to agree with everyone else about the body growing faster than their brain can handle LOL  But, there are some, who are just born clutzes.  Maple's one of those :)  And, it doesn't help her that Woody was extremely agile from the time he was a pup, and she'd trip and fall all over the place trying to keep up with him LOL
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