Whether you are a full time breeder or a casual dog owner, knowing terminology associated with the canine breed can make you better at what you do.
Here are simple definitions for basic dog head & nose terminology.
A rounded or domed shaped head.
A broad head with a short, squashed looking muzzle.
A dark and light patterned nose, the light spots lacking pigment.
A concave profile with the nose slightly tipped up.
A narrow head with a long, slender muzzle.
A convex profile with the muzzle slightly curved downward.
A flesh or liver colored nose.
The upper lips of a dog, especially those that are pendulous.
A membrane of the eye that can be exposed, basically a third eyelid.
A dog whose cranium & nasal cavity are about the same length.
This is the highest point on the back of a dog’s skull, just above where the neck joins the head.
A depression at the junction between the muzzle and the head.
Weak, pointed muzzle lacking underjaw.
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