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    Head/Jaw development

    Hi all. New French owner as of three day ago, and just signed up for the forum.

    We got a little guy and he appears to have a extreme undershot jaw. Almost similar to the late Grumpy Cat. I know Frenchies are suppose to have underbites, but this doesnt seem normal. It appears that his lower teeth are well in front of the top ones. No teeth showing though. Will this even out as he gets older. Below are pictures of both parents, and his mom appeared to have a little bit of the same jaw.

    He just hit 8 weeks old. He was only 4.5lbs (according to the scale at the pet store) so I think he is a little under sized.

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    Re: Head/Jaw development

    Louis is adorable and I'm sure he has won your heart over. Frenchies come in different sizes. My female matured to 20 lbs. and my male to 28 lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakeyjake View Post
    Louis is adorable and I'm sure he has won your heart over. Frenchies come in different sizes. My female matured to 20 lbs. and my male to 28 lbs.
    It hasn't even been a will and this little guy is a hit. He's awesome.

    Just not sure what to expect with his lower jaw. I can't even find a picture of a frenchie online that looks similar to it.

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    Re: Head/Jaw development

    Welcome to FBN. Your baby is adorable and seems to have found a great home.

    in my opinion, he is a mix or has a mix breed in the bloodline, he seems to not have the square Frenchie head, and a longer snout than normal. Did you meet the parent or were picture just sent to you

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2bullymama View Post
    Welcome to FBN. Your baby is adorable and seems to have found a great home.

    in my opinion, he is a mix or has a mix breed in the bloodline, he seems to not have the square Frenchie head, and a longer snout than normal. Did you meet the parent or were picture just sent to you
    Thanks for the reply.

    Meet the mom.

    I'm no professional, but in my opinion it seems that only the lower jaw is longer. The snot seems like what I'm use to seeing. His profile looks frenchie to me, but looking at him straight on, he doesn't.

    I was also given this...

    Im not familar with the registration numbers, the the only one I cant look up is the "Total Bomb" guy. He has a different kind of number.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2bullymama View Post
    Welcome to FBN. Your baby is adorable and seems to have found a great home.

    in my opinion, he is a mix or has a mix breed in the bloodline, he seems to not have the square Frenchie head, and a longer snout than normal. Did you meet the parent or were picture just sent to you
    Body and everything else seems frenchie, right? He is definitely not leggy.

    See his profile picture below? He almost doesn't even look like the same dog from the side.



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    Re: Head/Jaw development

    Quote Originally Posted by LouisDad View Post
    Body and everything else seems frenchie, right? He is definitely not leggy.

    See his profile picture below? He almost doesn't even look like the same dog from the side.



    -pxl_20201119_121720285-mp-jpg

    -pxl_20201119_121735910-jpg
    He totally looks Frenchie in these photos.. @davidh -- inisight? David is a breeder/shower of Frenchies for many years and can give better info than I

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2bullymama View Post
    He totally looks Frenchie in these photos.. @davidh -- inisight? David is a breeder/shower of Frenchies for many years and can give better info than I
    Thanks, so much.

    But, yeah. Agian, he almost looks like a completely different dog from his profile. That big jaw is just noticeable from the front, but I have not seen it before on any other frenchies.

    I am worried about his jaw. We have his first vet appointment this weekend, so we will get him to check it out.

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    Re: Head/Jaw development

    Here are his three littermates with him at the bottom...

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    Louis...
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    Re: Head/Jaw development

    Here are some other pictures for reference:
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    Re: Head/Jaw development

    Here is a picture of he teeth.

    His teeth on the top and bottom are straight, but the bottom row of teeth extends well beyond the top.

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