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    Puppy (New Member)

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    Default Overshot mouth?

    I am pet sitting a Pyr and noticed he has a hard time taking treats from my hand. Most of them fall to the ground. The owner told me to soak his kibble in water as he tends to choke on food. I found that odd. Well, I looked at his mouth and saw that his upper teeth really protrude a whole lot from the lower teeth. I looked in the internet and it sounds like he is perhaps overshot? Is this a defect? and can it cause eating to be painful so that he swallows the kibble? I wish I can take a picture and show how it looks. Is this normal for the breed? To me it looks pretty bad, luckily though his lower canines appear short, so I don't think they make contact with the roof of the mouth when closed. What problems does this type of mouth cause? can it play a role in his fearful behavior?

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    Please add a pic and describe the 'fearful' behavior.

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