Skull Types


Medium Muzzle (Mesaticephalic Breeds) Occlusion

Mesaticephalic is a head type of medium length and width of the muzzle (e.g., most terriers, hounds and retrievers). Occlusal is the articulating or biting surface of the tooth.

 

Side (buccal)

 

Front (rostral)


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Short Muzzle (Brachycephalic Breeds)

Brachycephalic is a head type typified by a short, wide muzzle (e.g., Boxer, Bulldog, Pug, Shih Tzu, etc.).

American bulldog

 

Side (rostral)

 

Front (rostral)

 

Persian cat

 

Side (buccal)

 

Front (rostral)


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Long Muzzle (Dolichocephalic Breeds)

Dolichocephalic is a head type typified by a long, narrow face (e.g., Rough Collie, Borzoi, Doberman or Greyhound).

Greyhound

 

Side (buccal)

 

Front (rostral)

 

Siamese cat

 

Side (buccal)

 

Front (rostral)


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