Although we feel Ivy is utter perfection quite frankly her teeth are a mess. My husband asked me this morning if this was common in pugs and I told him I was not sure and promptly came here to consult with those in the know.
Well, alot of pugs do seem to be pretty snaggle toothed, Not mine though--Pete's five teeth are beautiful, Bob's eight are perfection and Sadie's one fang is gleaming.
Basically, pugs have been bred with deformed jaws, the lower jaw is pulled way in... So their teeth are always uneven and out of line. This leads to many dental problems if their teeth aren't cleaned on a regular basis...Originally Posted by Scoobylou
Oh man, definitely. Sally's got about 500 teeth it seems, all crooked as can be. She's only 7 months old, though. Our vet said if she doesn't lose them in the next couple of months, he'll pull them. I'm not concerned with her being a snaggletooth as much as the pain she's probably enduring with teeth coming in right next to/under each other.
Emily, mom to Sally and Baxter
Two of my pugs have extremely straight teeth, the others, nope. But they are they way they are, I have no interest in putting them through something like braces. Not unless medically necessary.
Marnie & Winston
Always and forever missing her Oscar.
Lemon's teeth are really white, but *man* are they snaggly! It's mostly her bottom front teeth. Little nubs, totally random placement. It's like someone dropped her teeth from two feet overhead and let them fall where they may.
Kathleen (and Lemon, too!)
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Luckys are super snaggly
but Ace's are straight as an arrow!
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Blanche, your reply made me laugh out loud.
Jinx has about 4 teeth but Murphy has a mouthfull. We are trying to teach Murph to take cherrio's for treats without drawing blood. He is blind & his calculations are a bit off but we are all surviving.
Thankx for the giggle. JS
Unfortunately, despite those little flat faces with their foreshortened jaws, they still have the same number of incisors as a Rottweiler. They are lacking a couple of molars that long-faced breeds have but those little mouths are expected to hold the same teeth, from left to right, as that of a big dog. My fawn dog could use a little straightening but my black girl, Diva, has lovely straight teeth - but her face is even flatter than his and her lower jaw is considerably wider.
I'm crossing my fingers that all their pups will inherit mom's jawline....
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Millie's bottom teeth are totally randomly spaced around her mouth! Two of them are always peeking out as well.
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