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Occiput & Growth ??

Discussion in 'Boxer Anatomy and Physiology' started by P's Poppa, Jun 8, 2002.

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  1. P's Poppa

    P's Poppa Boxer Booster

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    Is the size of the occiput (luv bump on head) and indicator of growth/ maturity :confused:
     
  2. Gwailo

    Gwailo Boxer Buddy

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    They're smart

    I was always told the bigger the bump, the smarter the dog.:cool:

    Cheers,

    Gwailo
     
  3. Marimat

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    Young puppies should have as high an occiput as possible for correct head formation.

    The lower the occiput, the flatter the head in the adult. It is the height of that occipital bone that gives the skull it's width whilst maintaining the prominence.

    A low occiput in a puppy means as the head broadens it has to flatten to stay with the width
     
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