My mum was walking her dog the other day when she saw Elliot who is a 2 1/2 year old Black Labrador, and she said that he was walking very badly with his back legs!! This is tricky to describe but here goes: He seems to walk from the hips and not bend the hock joint. like people who can't bend their knees do, sort of swing from the hips. She is very worried about him and tried to tactfully say to his owner that this isn't right!!!! And maybe he should take Elliot to the vets?!! And he said, oh no he doesn't need to go to the vets he's always done it! My mum is sure that it's never been this bad before, but what can she do? If they aren't willing to take him to the vets, she can't force them to take him, and they seem to be looking after him properly in other respects (apart from feeding him low quality dog food!! Yuck!!). He was going to be a Guide dog (seeing eye dog) but apparently he failed because he couldn't sit still long enough, This would suggest a hip/leg problem to me!!!! It's such a shame because he's a lovely dog, and at 2 1/2 he should be running about happily, not waddling like an old man!! Sorry had to vent, makes me feel sad!!!