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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