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Lisa, its conjecture but one would expect a young dog that goes through a period of pain that is severe enough for a person to identify by secondary characteristics (limps, wont run etc) will learn avoidance and coping behaviors that will reduce or hide pain.  We have an Australian Shepard in our household that commonly displayed evidence of pain and limited mobility when we got him. He doesnt these days, now about 12 years old, but he wont run much either and never has.

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