Australian Shepherd Health & Genetics Institute

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Teeth and Jaws

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Missing teeth and bad bites are common in the breed.  Bad bites are most frequently either under or overshot.  Wry and anterior crossbite are seen less frequently.  Cleft palates are rare and in most cases probably not inherited.   For more info or to view the articles below click on the menu at left.

 Evaluation of Occlusion in the Dog gives an overview of the structure and genetics of canine jaws and teeth.

 So Bite Me looks at dental faults in Aussies.