Now You're Talkin' Dog
Learn dog terminology that any dog fancier should know.
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Jowls: Flesh of the lips and jaws.
KCS: Keratoconjunctivitis sicca. Dry eye caused by decreased tear production. May lead to ulceration.
Luxating patella: Patellar luxation, dislocation of the kneecap.
Merle: Dark patches on a lighter background (blue or grey), often with flecks of black.
Muzzle: (1) The foreface. (2) A fabric or leather device to keep the dog from biting, but allowing it to breathe comfortably.
Neutering: Castration, the surgical removal of the testicles.
Nictitating membrane: Third eyelid, a pink membrane normally folded out of sight in the inner corner of a dogs eye.
Obedience trial: A competitive canine performance event in which dogs are tested on their ability to respond to specific instructions.
Pad: Thick, cushiony skin on the underside of the foot; the sole.
Pedigree: A dogs family tree, usually showing four or five generations. It is not the same as a registration.
Quartering: In field events, when the dog traverses (moves back and forth over) an area of ground while advancing forward.Page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
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