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Old 24th May 2009, 11:09 PM
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Normal Egg-Shaped Head?

So this is a picture of a puppy that a reputable breeder has picked out for me based on its temperament and my lifestyle. It's a picture of him at 4 weeks. He is the runt of the litter and his head looks very different than his littermates. To me, his head looks very egg-shaped. Is this normal?
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Old 25th May 2009, 06:19 AM
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You forgot the picture

"Cone heads" are quite normal for puppies, and actually often considered desirable and an indicator of good head shape to come as an adult. However, without a pic its rather hard to say about the individual.
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Old 25th May 2009, 06:36 AM
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You forgot the picture

"Cone heads" are quite normal for puppies, and actually often considered desirable and an indicator of good head shape to come as an adult. However, without a pic its rather hard to say about the individual.
Cool, thanks. You should be able to see it in now when you press the gallery link. I just uploaded it last night, so I'm not sure if others can see it yet. I was just concerned because his face and head look different than the others. I wasn't sure if that was something to be worried about given his runt status.

 
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Old 25th May 2009, 06:44 AM
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Aaawww... he's cute http://www.boxerworld.com/photo/show...hp?photo=79959

I don't see anything terribly weird about his head shape. I know you're looking at him versus his siblings, and I'm not. But I don't think he looks strange for such a young baby, and difference may well just be that they're slightly ahead in development.

 
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Old 25th May 2009, 06:53 AM
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Very very cute. I don't see anything weird about his head shape either. I don't think it's anything to be worried about.

I just went back and looked at Moto's puppy pictures. You can see them in my gallery. At two weeks his head was egg shaped, but by 3 weeks you could see that it was becoming cone shaped. As gmacLeod said I think it's just a case of being a little behind because he is the runt. He will probably turn out normal.
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Old 25th May 2009, 07:22 AM
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Great. Thanks, Gmacleod and Jan. Your comments fall in line with what the breeder said the other day. He thinks the puppy is about a week behind the others. I haven't raised a boxer or a runt before, so I'm not quite sure what to expect in terms of looks. But other than his appearance, he seemed to match his littermates - a playful, happy boxer!