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BOXERS AROUND THE WORLD
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THE MAJOR DIFFERENCES BETWEEN
Virtues in the best heads from North America...
I find the better North American heads have clean square skulls with well placed eyes and good expression.
Most have exceptionally large noses and open nostrils, which assist breathing.
The mouths on the better dogs are very wide and even though sometimes the teeth are spaced, they are big in size.
The muzzles are of good length and have good bone, not just padding and balance with the skull.
|Departure from type in some North American heads...
With the emphasis put on what they call a "liquid expression" I find the eye shape is getting too round and too big.
The third eyelids although only a cosmetic fault can be large and cover 1/4 of the eye. These are often removed surgically!
Many dogs lack rise of skull and the top skull too flat.
A straight bridge to the nose is a big problem with most dogs lacking tip up of nose.
Many muzzles have width but not depth giving a "quacky" appearance.
The chin disappears under the top lip. The chin should be seen from the front as well as the side.
Lack of upward curve of the bottom jaw - the underjaw is almost flat, with a curve only at the end instead of a gentle curve.