My First Golden!
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Abbotsford, BC Canada
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I had a german shepard that had a underbite. He lived along time. If your not using your dog for a show dog, then I dont see what the problem is. The most that will happen is a dental bill that will shave the teeth so they do not dig into the gums, then the teeth will be capped. If you return the pup to the breeder usually they will put them to sleep. Thats what the breeder was going to do with my shepard,so we kept him, and just paid the dental bill. This was our second shepard that had a under bite. The first shepard we tried braces. Looked really funny, cost alot but wasnt as effective as shaving the teeth down and caping them.
The only difference between a dog with a over or underbite is the fact of they have a bit more difficulty picking up something off the ground... As well.