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Hi! I just recently got my boy from my mum. As it's her dog which she can't keep for reasons. It knows me so he's doing ok here for his first day.

I'm just wondering because he's lay in his bed. His chest is moving up and down pretty fast. He's not upset I don't think, because when I go over to him he gets up and all excited lets me play with him.

What could be the cause, is there a cause for concern here or is he just missing his previous owner?

Thanks!
 

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Fast and shallow breathing is heat, stress or pain. Unless you have reason to believe he's sick or injured, I'd assume he's just a bit stressed out, poor guy.
 

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Fast and shallow breathing is heat, stress or pain. Unless you have reason to believe he's sick or injured, I'd assume he's just a bit stressed out, poor guy.
Thanks for the reply. I'm guessing it's the stress of moving. He used to be a sheep dog but he was useless at it lol. He then lived with my mum for a year or two but for uncontrollable reasons he had to move with me. Which will be forever I can assure that :)

I'll monitor him over the next few days to see if he is looking better.
 

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Thanks for the reply. I'm guessing it's the stress of moving. He used to be a sheep dog but he was useless at it lol. He then lived with my mum for a year or two but for uncontrollable reasons he had to move with me. Which will be forever I can assure that :)

I'll monitor him over the next few days to see if he is looking better.
My dog is supposed to be half border collie, but if he has any herding instincts, I've never seen them, lol.

Any change can be stressful to dogs, even good change. Just take it slow, stay positive and try to set up a nice routine for him.
 
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