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I'm a newbie to German Shepherds and couldn't find a whole lot about this online. Does anyone else's GSD/puppy have a distinct pointed snout? My puppy is 8 weeks old and her nose is pointed fairly drastically. From what I can see, her teeth do line up well and it doesn't look like an overbite. We go to the vet for our first checkup outside of the breeder tomorrow. Just wondering if this is a common trait/what lines it is derived from? Her mom was from Germany and had a similar snout. Maybe it's just more drastic since she's so young? I'll try to post some pictures as a reply. They're all on my phone.
 

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I have pictures of the dam on my phone. I am not technology savvy. She had beautiful teeth and a good looking under-jaw. Her teeth are aligned well. It's almost as if her nose extends to a more distinct point than most GSDs.? I'll try to get those photos here. The breeder had very recently moved to the U.S. from Germany. I wasn't sure if this was a German line thing or what, that's why I added that tid bit.

My puppy's teeth look great right now, but she is very young. I studied that article and didn't see similarities in her teeth and the defective example shown. Her mouth definitely doesn't seem right, though. My vet has experience with orthodontics (I live right next to one of the hugest vet teaching hospitals in the southeast so I have awesome access to healthcare) so I will get her opinion as well. Thank you for the info and link. I am a worried momma now and am investigating!
 

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I see it .

Weak underjaw.

who is the dam, have a picture of her?

her dam may very well have been from Germany but not intended for breeding.

weak jaw is a fault --

RhosynGSD - Largest German Shepherd Dog Database in Australia - The German Shepherd Head and Under Jaw
That's interesting... I live in Northern CA and looked at breeders in the north state pretty extensively. There were a few that had dams and/or sires with this pointed snout and I found it to be undesirable but I never knew it was such a "flaw." Now I'm glad I passed on those litters.

Katie, I hope your vet has good news tomorrow.
 
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