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Pekingese Breed Standards: Head

April 20th, 2013 / / categories: Breed /

Perfect head ratio
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  • Face –The topskull is massive, broad and flat and, when combined with the wide set eyes, cheekbones and broad lower jaw, forms the correctly shaped face. When viewed from the front, the skull is wider than deep, which contributes to the desired rectangular, envelope-shaped appearance of the head. In profile, the face is flat. When viewed from the side, the chin, nose leather and brow all lie in one plane, which slants very slightly backward from chin to forehead.
  •  Eyes – They are large, very dark, round, lustrous and set wide apart. The look is bold, not bulging. The eye rims are black and the white of the eye does not show when the dog is looking straight ahead.

  • Nose – It is broad, short and black. Nostrils are wide and open rather than pinched. A line drawn horizontally over the top of the nose intersects slightly above the center of the eyes.

  • Wrinkle – It effectively separates the upper and lower areas of the face. It is a hair-covered fold of skin extending from one cheek over the bridge of the nose in a wide inverted V to the other cheek. It is never so prominent or heavy as to crowd the facial features, obscure more than a small portion of the eyes, or fall forward over any portion of the nose leather.

  • Stop – It is obscured from view by the over-nose wrinkle.

  •  Muzzle  It is very flat, broad, and well filled-in below the eyes. The skin is black on all colors. Whiskers add to the desired expression.

  • Ears – They are heart-shaped, set on the front corners of the topskull, and lie flat against the head. The leather does not extend below the jaw. Correctly placed ears, with their heavy feathering and long fringing, frame the sides of the face and add to the appearance of a wide, rectangular head.

  • Mouth – The lower jaw is undershot and broad. The black lips meet neatly and neither teeth nor tongue show when the mouth is closed.

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Below are bad examples of head shape :

Nose too low
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Small eyes 
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Small nose

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High ears
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Teeth are out
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Narrow head
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Round skull
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