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Old 01-26-2009, 08:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have Black and silver female 1.2years old that has a ridge on her skull dead center almost like a seem to my knowledge it's always been there. Recently found while during playful fun it connected with my chin it was just shy of a TKO! I still have a dent in my chin..:-) I have not yet had a vet look at it but plan to call and ask a vet if this is normal. Has anyone else noticed a ridge on there GSD's skull?

Also we had her crate trained when she was a puppy (6months) and then let run free, she has become severly upset with the return to the crating - (she chew something everyday if we dont we continue to reinforce whats hers and whats not) anyways 3 hundred dollar crates later I have finally resorted to buying a 1000.00 aluminum K9 crate so she can't hurt her self primarily as well as the crate. When the crate is open she will go in and laydown I think its more seperation issues my girl friend says the dog is up my butt. Anyways the ridge is my biggest concern right now.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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http://www.skullsunlimited.com/graphics/sm-636-lg.jpg

That is a hi-res image of a GSD skull. That should tell you what part nailed you in the chin. It's been awhile since anatomy class but I think that ridge serves as an anchor for muscle attachment.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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hey that matchs the notch in my chin..:-) Thanks for the great picture now I can rest on the skull ridge and go back to focussing on the crate issues.

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Old 01-26-2009, 09:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I was over my friends house when I walked in the back door the lights were out. I was fumbling around for the light switch when his 100 lb rottie came strolling out. I said "hi Fritz" and bent down to find the big bowling ball head to pet. As I bent down she jumped up to say hi and give kisses. BAAAAM I thought somebody took a swing at me with a baseball bat. She almost knocked me out, I had to sit down. Baron never got me in the head I always made it a point to teach him not to jump and he actually listened
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Whitney's head collided with mine and netted me a concussion, and Whitney did not eat for two days. My vet said that if it effected the dog at all, it had to have been a whole lot worse for me.

Cujo has one of the biggest knowledge bumps I have ever seen.
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We call it a "knob head" here It is harder than a rock!!
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