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Discussion in 'Boxer Anatomy and Physiology' started by azmo, Jul 8, 2001.

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  1. azmo

    azmo Boxer Pal

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    :confused: it is normal for a boxer puppy (14 wks) to have a roundish lower jaw ? will tis chenge as he develops or is a serius foult , considering whe intent on showing him .
    thank you any feed back is most apreciated.
     
  2. muttersley

    muttersley Completely Boxer Crazy

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    Both my girls have roundish lower jaws.
     
  3. azmo

    azmo Boxer Pal

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    sorry , wat i meant was for the line of theet in the lower jaw
    thank you.:o :o
     
  4. Marimat

    Marimat Boxer Expert<br><img src="/forums/images/modpaw.gi

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    It is common rather than normal but if the rounded jaw stays this way into adulthood it is indeed a bad fault.

    The bottom teeth, canines and incisors, of the boxer mouth should be as wide and as straight as possible, like the below row of "o"s where the big "o"s are the canines

    O o o o o o o O

    The top teeth are rounded (convex)

    The bite should be undershot NOT a reverse scissor bite and you should be able to rest a pencil on the bottom canines without it touching the top teeth. The top canines sit behind the lower canines

    This is just a quickie answer, it's quite complex an issue to discuss boxer mouths as the mouth affectes the whole structure and appearance of the muzzle.

    Matthew
     
  5. kim

    kim Boxer Pal

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    line of teeth

    I had no idea the lower teeth should be that much further in front of the top teeth. I thought that my male had to much of an underbite but I guess it is actually the correct bite by the way you have described the right bite. We learn something new every day don't we!
     
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