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Puppy With Overbite

(Thomasville, NC)

My 4 month Australian Shepherd has a pretty bad overbite, will his jaw keep growing?

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Puppy with an Overbite
by: Anne

Yes, the puppy's jaw will keep growing, but whether or not the jaw and teeth get in alignment with each other is another story. Just have to keep an eye on it. Usually, depending on the degree of overbite, it doesn't go in to a scissors bite, and will stay an overbite.

Anne Calmes
Gold Ring Aussies
Louisiana, USA

Re: overbite
by: Anonymous

It is hard to tell what will happen as your puppy grows. It may get worse or better as he gets older, but chances are it will look the same and there will not be much difference. It should not affect anything that your pup does, and should not hold him back from being a normal puppy. Of course this is a terrible fault, and so therefore, he would not do well in a conformation class, nor should you breed him.
Enjoy and congrats on your new pup!

Same issue here
by: Claudia

I just found out mine does too. He's only 8 weeks old. I hope it's no big deal!? How severe is yours? Would live to share pics!!

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