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Probably faulty front end construction, but I couldn't say for sure without a good picture.

I used to have a Basset named Webster who would drag his front feet when he walked, his middle toenails were always very short.
 

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It could also be a poor shoulder assembly, limiting the amount of "pick up" he can do with his legs/feet. There's not much you can do about that.

Webster was neither fiddle fronted nor knuckled over. He just couldn't pick his feet up enough.
 

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Webster was never so bad that anything needed to be done, and when he moved out to the country with me and was walking mainly on grass it was no longer an issue.
Since the main problem with a poor front assembly such as he had is that it takes more effort to lift the feet high enough, it's quite possible that having him lose weight and get into good shape might alleviate the problem by making it easier for him to lift his feet.
 
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