My buddy just picked up his seven week old lab and her front legs are noticeably splayed at maybe a 30 degree angle. The condition appears even more dramatic when she's standing on hardwood floors. She is pretty chubby… Probably overfed for her age. Her head in particular is undersized for her body size. I wonder if if her musculature and bone structure have not developed at the same pace as her overall body weight and the leg splaying is a symptom of that.
The well respected breeder he got her from said that one of her siblings "never got up" after birth and had to be euthanized. I also wondered if that was code for swimmers syndrome, a condition in which the front legs are so dramatically splayed that the pup can't get up off her feet and breathe well enough to survive. I wonder if this pup suffered from the same condition but managed to survive. Anyway, any insights are much appreciated.