Scottish Terrier Question

We have a 2 year old Scottie. During the first year of having him, we lived in an apt but now...


We have a 2 year old Scottie. During the first year of having him, we lived in an apt but now live in a house. Previously we walked him around the neighborhood 4 - 5 times a day. Now we live 1 block from a dog park and have started taking him just recently. He loves the other dogs, and tries to keep up with them, but occasionally after 5 - 10 minutes of playing his hind legs seem like they seize up and he can't move them as well and tends to just drop his hind end on the ground, it looks like they are cramping to me (I tend to do the same thing when my legs cramp). Is this normal? Is it just from a lack of exercise? Or could it be something more serious?

    In Scottish Terrier - Asked by Anonymous - 2/27/2011 3:02:56 PM
It sounds like he has Scottie Cramp, which is obviously a breed abnormality.
    Answered by smoorescotties - 3/11/2011 11:10:31 PM
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Our first Scottie had Scottie cramps. It does not cause them pain but makes walking look funny and harder for them to do. It only happens when they are stressed or very excited. It was something we noticed a lot when we first got him at 9 months old but over time it happened less and less until it was only when he got really excited or played with other dogs.
    Answered by Anonymous - 5/30/2012 12:56:35 PM