Dog (Canis familiaris)
THIS PAGE IS STILL IN PROGRESS
Dental Formula I=3/3 C=1/1 P=4/4 M=2/3
In my opinion the dog is a fascinating animal, not just for its external beauty, or for its devotion to man, but for its extreme variabilty is the size and shape of it's skull. The dog skull shares the characteristics of most canids in having two pairs of canines, and flesh shearing carnasials. It also has the forward facing eyes typical of a predator, but unlike other canids, Canis familiaris is the only canid species that can account for more skull sizes and shapes based soley on selective breeding. Unfortunately I don't a skull for every breed of dog in existence, and I don't know anyone who does, However with a little help from the skullclub members I have been able create this page for dog skulls. Thanks folks.