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dog cosmetic dentistry?

Postby UpwardDog » Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:37 pm

This is c&p from an article that came through my FB feed "
"The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association also consider the following cosmetic alterations inhumane to dogs:

tail docking
cosmetic dentistry to meet show or breed standards
tattooing other than for registration and identification
body piercing"


I'm just curious what cosmetic dentistry for dogs to meet show/breed standards is?

I'll leave out body piercing and non-registration tattooing because that's obviously some kind of crazy.

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Re: dog cosmetic dentistry?

Postby maxs_mommy » Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:59 pm

I would think orthodontics that don't measurably improve quality of life or fix a major disorder could be considered "cosmetic". If you have a show dog with veneers because they have horrible teeth or implants instead of natural...I guess that would count but I don't know that I'd ever get to that point. I don't know if cosmetic dentistry is a thing in the show world or if the rule is trying to be proactive or what. It wouldn't surprise me if someone tried to do this though.
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Re: dog cosmetic dentistry?

Postby Calypso » Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:52 am

GSDs have to have all of their teeth as part of the breed standard, so that's one I can think of. Incorrect bite, over or under, or a mild scissors bite can all cause problems in conformation dogs but aren't necessarily going to affect quality of life.

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Re: dog cosmetic dentistry?

Postby Jen » Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:55 am

Wouldn't cosmetic dentistry to meet show standard be cheating and not "merely" inhumane? Isn't the purpose of a show to demonstrate the quality of your dog to go on to produce quality puppies?

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Re: dog cosmetic dentistry?

Postby Sabine » Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:41 am

Correction of bites by braces if they are off for example, implants, crowns. And yes, Jen - it would be cheating if you do it just to show. :)
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Re: dog cosmetic dentistry?

Postby Trademarkbark » Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:13 am

Prime example - both Spud and OE have a mild anterior crossbite (two front incisors are undershot on one side, on both dogs). This is a flaw and something that *could* be corrected, but that would be unethical and very much against the rules.

Also, there are lots of bite issues in Shelties, a major one the canines pointing outward instead of fitting in mouth like they should (can't remember the name of the condition now -- it was a new one to me until my friend got two Shelties with the issue).
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Re: dog cosmetic dentistry?

Postby Trademarkbark » Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:14 am


I'll leave out body piercing and non-registration tattooing because that's obviously some kind of crazy.
Sadly, this happens a lot in the hairless breeds. Definitely crazy. It's in most breeders' contracts that if this is done, they'll remove dog and report owner for abuse.
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