In my experience with other breeds, the lower jaw grows slower. Minor Overbites will sometimes correct, level puppy bites or very tight bites often go under, and puppies with under bites rarely outgrow them. More often they get worse. Maybe labs are different?
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Seller only gave a refund after buyers went up, shall we say, higher channels....seller claims its a perfectly fine and acceptable puppy and doesn't understand why buyer doesn't want it. Vet caught it immediately after purchase, and trainer verified, followed by additional vet opinions.
My point is that the seller knew and did not disclose, insists the pup is acceptable because newbies didn't check the bite when they picked the pup up, and seller only gave a refund after additional action was taken.
Last edited by JusticeDog; 12-21-2013 at 08:28 PM.
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Is the pup safe now? and has a home? Just curious.
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Pup was given to a pet home and is safe.
Can yall explain to me why a under bite is such a big deal and why it would be better off in a pet home?
Is it a show dog thing?
Brad, Depending on the severity and how the rest of the jaw is, it can be an issue with eating especially with rear teeth.
I can't imagine not knowing before a pup left my place. We're always playing with their mouths.
I had a pup that was stepped on at a week of age. Broke her nose. Needless to say, by six weeks we knew she'd need dental work. I paid for the first surgery at 8 weeks. She had to have dead teeth pulled and her canines on one side. Otherwise they would have pierced her skin. When her permanent teeth came in, she had a couple more teeth pulled and an upper canine. She has a twisted nose and her lower left canine sticks out. She's cute. She retrieves and is working on her hunting titles and obedience titles. I placed her in a good home that will be competing with her. She's a trip!
That was an extreme case, but we couldn't have gone without those two surgeries. In various other bite issues its the same way.
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I have a dog with that bite with adult teeth. Puppy teeth were tight overbite. No Champion MH for her.