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Trotters teeth are so bad! Since he was little he has had an underbite. We love it and it gives him character but I think it's getting worse. His "fang" teeth on the bottom stick out pretty far. We thought it was because of him chewing on his collar tags, we only put his collar on when he goes outside, but I don't think it has helped. I work with a guy that has 2 pure breed yorkies and he says that their teeth are bad too. Anyone else's Cairn have this characteristic? Our vet says that until he shows signs of it bothering him we should just leave it. I couldn't even imagine braces on a Cairn!!

Old pic attached but it's a good one of Trotters Teefers...

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Mine don't have the teeth issues, but I just wanted to say how adorable that pic is! I think the teeth give him character! Like--don't mess with me, or I might just lick you to death. lol

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I believe what Trotter has is called Lion Jaw. I don't know if there is anything they can do for it, it's just a defect in their teeth/jaw. But it doesn't really matter

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Trotter is just as cute as he can be!!! He does look like he's smiling. Personality plus. Do you think the underbite will cause him problems in the future? I sure hope not, braces are expensive enough for kids. I guess they make braces for dogs? He's just irrisistable.

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Aww bless he is sooo cute :wub:

No never seen this in a cairn before

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I haven't heard of this either, but he sure is cute!!! Scout's front teet are a little crooked and Finch's are very straight....luck of the draw, I guess!

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All I know is if I were you I would love him too with his underbite and it definitely gives him character! That is SUCH a precious picture!

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whoa!?. Those are pretty out there aren't they! I have not had any Cairns with that kind of underbite. Have you asked the vet or breeder about it? He is really cute though. He has a great smile like Johnny Depp in Charlie and the chocolate factory! Does he have any trouble eating?

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Trouble eating...ha...NO problem there. Sometimes I can hear his teeth hitting eachother and he does chew with his mouth open, no manners! I don't really think it bothers him but I do know someone that put braces on their dog because her teeth were a little crooked, I can only imagine what they think of Trotter. But I don't really care, I love it! Vet says that his top left fang tooth will have to be pulled, if I could get a picture of it I would, it's crazy, it has a divit all the way around it we have NO idea how he could have done it. So someday we'll have a missing front tooth. Attached 2 new pics of close-ups.

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My neighbor has a mini austrailian shepherd that has a MAJOR underbite, I guess he has trouble eating out of normal dog bowls. I can't remember what she ended up using though. I think Trotter is adorable, his little face is kind of bulldoggy with his teefs stickin out :lol:

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When I clicked to enlarge the photo all I wanted to do was kiss my screen! Trotter is so darn cute! I love the teeth

he is the most precious baby. I hope his teethers dont bother him and he will be ok because that little fellow is sure a cutie!

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Trotter looks exactly like our Logan. You could put an entire meal on that bottom shelf. There is no way I would change any little thing about Logan. I LOVE his underbite as does everyone that meets him. Think of it this way. Bull dogs have no issue eating and they have it worse than our guys. I've tried to imagine Logan with "normal" teeth and he just isn't the same goofy dog. This makes him a whole package. Welcome to the special teeth club Trotter :blush:

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Our Jazz had a few adult teeth not come in, which is why her breeder couldn't show her or breed her. What's funny when she eats, food falls out the side of her mouth. We just call her our Hillbilly Princess.

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