Head & Skull

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Quote from the Official Standard (New amendments in red)

"Skull large in circumference, should measure round (in front of the ears) approximately height of dog at shoulder.  Viewed from front appears very high from corner of lower jaw to apex of skull; also very broad and square.  Cheeks well-rounded and extended sideways beyond eyes. Viewed from side, head appears very high and short from back to point of nose.  Forehead flat with skin upon and about head, loose and wrinkled, neither prominent nor overhanging face.  Projections of frontal bones prominent, broad, square and high; deep, wide indentation between eyes.  From stop a furrow, both broad and deep extending to middle of skull being traceable to apex.  Face from front of cheek-bone to nose, short, skin wrinkled.  Muzzle short, broad, turned upwards and very deep from corner of eye to corner of mouth.  Nose and nostrils large, broad and black, under no circumstances liver colour, red or brown; top set back to eyes.  Distance from inner corner of eye (or from center of stop between eyes) to extreme tip of nose exceeding length from tip of nose to edge of under lip.   Nostrils large, wide and open,  with well-defined vertical straight line between.   Flews (chops) thick, broad, pendant and very deep, hanging completely over lower jaws at sides, not in front.  Joining under lip in front and quite covering teeth.  Jaws broad, massive and square, lower jaw projecting (*) in front of upper and turning up. Nose roll must not interfere with the line of layback. Viewed from front, the various properties of the face must be equally balanced on either side of an imaginary line down center."

(*) - removed 'considerably'

 

Orientation

 

The skull of the Bulldog Comparison of the skulls of the Bulldog (left) and the Dalmation (right).

 

"Viewed from side, head appears very high and short from back to point of nose. "

Side view - dog

Side view-bitch

Front view-dog

Front view-bitch

 

"Muzzle short, broad, turned upwards and very deep from corner of eye to corner of mouth. "

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