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Hi everyone,our pup Teddy does this funny frog pose when she's lying down, both her back legs sticking right out.
She's our first Labrador, our other dogs never did this, is it a common labrador thing?
Here she is doing it.
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Willow does it occasionally, not as often as whe. she was little. It looks so uncomfortable but they seem quite happy like it!
 

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There's another thread running at the moment asking if this pose is normal or indicates bad hips. I think the general consensus is that it is very normal for Labs to lie like this and that it is a position that only Labs with good hips would be comfortable doing.

Coco does it occasionally but usually just for a stretch than relaxing. I think she looks like Stretch-Armstrong when she does it (anyone remember those or am I showing my age?).
 

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We had a pup born like that and we called him FLATPACK, he grew up normally and the vet was happy with him. He did it all his life.
 

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Tucker doesn't do it, Luna doesn't sleep like that but does lie like that sometimes and stretches out like that each morning.

I asked Luna's specialist whether it indicated a problem because he asked if she did it, his response was that he was curious and anecdotally he was finding as many dogs with hip problems do it as those that don't! :)

As far as I know Luna's xrays show HD and Tucker has shown no signs of it!

I guess some people prefer to stretch out flat on their tum and some don't!

Luna has always done it on cold tiles or cold ground in the shadows on hot days, I think it cools her tummy down!
 

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My Max who is a male does this but on his back. My wife doesn't like it when he takes this pose as his jingle bells (what my kids call it) are on full display. I just thinks its a funny pose. I'll try and post a picture of it the next time he does it.
 
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