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BOXERS AROUND THE WORLD
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THE MAJOR DIFFERENCES BETWEEN
HEAD STYLES vary excessively from country to country and many dogs have untypical heads.
Let's look at the ratio again ...
MUZZLE LENGTH SHOULD BE HALF OF LENGTH OF HEAD!
ALL standards clearly state that the head is to be measured from the
TIP OF THE NOSE to the STOP and STOP to the OCCIPUT!
In order to compare heads to the Munich Silhouette I have made silhouettes of head profiles of Champion Boxers from each area
North American Heads - Profiles
I feel all these heads are not too dissimilar to the original Munich silhouette. They all have good length and depth of muzzle and rise of skull although I would prefer more "tip-up" to the nose.
British Heads - Profiles
The British profiles show the length of nose is adequate, good depth of muzzle, a good stop and most have enough rise of skull. Many appear to have lost the "tip up" to the nose, but mainly it is because the bridge of the nose has deep wrinkle that gives that impression.
European Heads - Profiles
You can see from of these profiles that most European heads have moved away from the Munich Silhouette more than the other two areas.
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF:-
- HOW DO YOU THINK THEY COMPARE TO THE MUNICH SILHOUETTE?
- WHICH COUNTRY IN YOUR OPINION HAS THE HEADS CLOSER TO THE TYPE OF THE SILHOUETTE?
- WHERE DO THE TYPES DIFFER FROM THE SILHOUETTE?
This the silhouete of the dog depicted in the CORRECT RATIO photos above.
Is this closer to the type of the Munich Silhouette?