Body Structure

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PIcture of a Brachycephalic dog

Picture of a puppish brachycephalic dog

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Lecture Notes

The brachycephalic head type has an extremely broad skull base and short muzzle. The short compact muzzle confers great jaw strength. This is typical for breeds that were originally developed for fighting, as well as some toy breeds because it's an example of neoteny or pedomorphosis since this round, large head proportional to body size is a puppyish characteristic.