The Egghead

One of the Miniature Bull Terrier’s calling cards is that fabulous head, and if you read the various breed standards, a few words emerge as prominent, one word in particular:

The AKC standard reads: The head should be long, strong and deep, right to the end of the muzzle, but not coarse. The full face should be oval in outline and be filled completely up, giving the impression of fullness with a surface devoid of hollows or indentations, i.e., egg shaped. The profile should curve gently downwards from the top of the skull to the tip of the nose. The forehead should be flat across from ear to ear. The distance from the tip of the nose to the eyes should be perceptibly greater than that from the eyes to the top of the skull. The underjaw should be deep and well defined.

The UKC standards read: The head is long, strong and deep right to the end of the muzzle. The face is full and oval in outline and filled in completely, giving the impression of fullness, with no hollows or indentations (i.e., egg-shaped), without excessive muscle in the cheeks. In profile, it curves gently downward from the top of the skull to the tip of the nose. The distance from the tip of the nose to the eyes is noticeably greater than the distance from the eyes to the top of the skull. 

The FCI standard reads: Long, strong and deep right to end of muzzle, but not coarse.Viewed from front egg-shaped and completely filled, its surface free from hollows or indentations. Profile curves gently downwards from top of skull to tip of nose.”

Long, strong and deep right to the end of the muzzle – and can we all say together, EGG-SHAPED?

Image of Miniature Bull Terrier faces painted on (wait for it) – eggs. Found on Pinterest and happily credited upon receipt of information

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