Overshot puppy bite - Page 1

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by Dorka94 on 09 August 2019 - 11:08

I have a 3 month old mal, FCI pedigree, working line. He developed a pretty bad overshot, as you all can see:


When i got him at 8weeks, his bite was fine, maybe a little overshot, nothing major.

Do I have a chance he will gave a normal scissor bite once he's done teething?

by Dorka94 on 09 August 2019 - 11:08

Anither link to the picture: https://ibb.co/2Njy2tC


by TIG on 09 August 2019 - 14:08


by TIG on 09 August 2019 - 14:08

Don't know about mals- breeds can be different but in GSDs the general thought is over bites can/ may correct but not an undershot jaw.


Notice I did not say will I said may and it can take until they're a year or more.


What use did you purchase the puppy for, were you specific with the breeder re that use, is an over bite likely to interfere with that use?


Have you notified the breeder?  That is the best source for knowing the likely hood of it correcting.

by Dorka94 on 09 August 2019 - 14:08

Thanks TIG. I know that in GSDs more severe overbites can correct on their own, i wonder if its the same case with mals.

I purchased the puppy for sport, so the bite is important. Since the lower canines are not mislocted, according to the breeder (and our vet), it is possible, that the bite will correct itself, the lower jaw just needs to catch up. We will see and hope for the best.

by Rik on 09 August 2019 - 16:08

In GSD, they can correct, I have had a couple over he years and both did correct. a friend had one that did not. jut have to wait and see.


by Hundmutter on 09 August 2019 - 18:08

OTOH the half-inch overbite I spotted in one of mine (GSD, pictured in icon) at 4 months never did come good. Failed his Survey on that as much as anything. His breeder my mentor told me it wouldn't correct, and it didn't.

by Dorka94 on 09 August 2019 - 19:08

I had to find a ruler to check how long half an inch is, thats a little more than 1cm, which is a lot. My pup at 3 month has only a few milimeters, lets hope it wont get bigger with time :)

For now, it can go both ways... If it stays the same or gets bigger, he won't be suitable for bitework since he won't be able to hold himself up on the sleeve but we will see. I don't say he is the best pup i've seen but it would be sad because he wouldn't be suitable for a pet either. He has a really nice head, strong body stucture and is a nice dog overall


by TIG on 09 August 2019 - 19:08

OP there is also this to consider. Heart, persistence and determination often have more to do with outcome than what appears to be a factual reality.

Even w an overbite his heart and determination may overcome the difficulties.

I have seen dogs that structurally you wondered what strange alchemy held them together and wondered how they could even move. And yet move they did with beauty and power - and heart.


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