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Old 15th October 2004, 03:12 AM
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Is this ridge on head normal?

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My dog has had this boney ridge on her head since we've had her. Our other friends with boxers don't have this ridge. Is this a normal thing? It is midway down the skull and about 3/8 in tall by 1/2 in wide and 2 in long.

In this picture, she is 4 months old. She is 5 months old now.
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Old 15th October 2004, 08:14 AM
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It is kind of hard to tell in the picture. But, if you are referring to the wrinkles on the top of the head?? Those are very normal. Nothing to worry about.

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Old 15th October 2004, 08:47 AM
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Nothing to worry about. Pretty much all boxer pup's have a conehead. It will flatten out as she grows. Some say that having the conehead means good breeding and a smart dog, but who knows? Dont worry though, it is perfectly normal, look at any pup's picture on this site and you'll see one. She's a very cute puppy.

 
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Old 15th October 2004, 11:16 AM
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I call that Lily's smart knot.

 
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Old 15th October 2004, 12:42 PM
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thanks for the info. It is kinda hard to see from the picture. If this lasts into adulthood, does this disqualify them as a show dog? I'm interested in showing, but don't know a lot about it.

 
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Old 15th October 2004, 02:30 PM
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It will flatten out as she grows, my boys still have them but they are smaller now that they have grown up, I call it their "love/kiss spot" because I am always rubbing, scratching and kissing the top of their heads.

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Old 15th October 2004, 03:30 PM
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The peak or bump on the head is what you want in a puppy. I wasn't sure what you were referring to earlier. Most all of them smooth out as they matures. 90% of all pups have the peak and it tells you the pup will have a better head when all grown up.


 
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Old 17th October 2004, 07:23 PM
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Bali was a "conehead" as a pup but it did flatten out as she got older.Like others have said it is usually looked as a good thing
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Old 9th November 2004, 10:38 AM
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Talking Cashew has one, too

Cashew, my almost 4 month old boxer baby has the same thing....in fact, when I clicked on the pic, I thought I WAS looking at a picture of her.......You have a very pretty pup. So I guess I do too..lol

My friends call the ridge a "knowledge bump"
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Old 9th November 2004, 12:13 PM
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Talking Just posted

Asagray, I just posted a picture of Cashew in my gallery (waiting for approval) I wanted you to see how much they look alike, My hubby thought I was looking a pictures of Cashew. Where you had the red arrow, hubby asked "what's the red thing on Cashews head". LOL. I tried to get a photo in a similar pose, but it just didn't work out. Zina