There is a common concern among Dandie puppy owners who, believing that something is not right, consult their local vet.
Most vets will not have met a Dandie. Many have never heard of one. A rare few will have owned one. The Dandie’s construction and physical development over the first 6 – 12 months are different from many commoner breeds. Most particularly in the way the adult teeth come through and in the way the adult teeth become aligned.
IF YOUR VET SUGGEST THAT THE PUPPY NEEDS A CORRECTIVE PROCEDURE REFUSE AND SPEAK TO THE BREEDER BEFORE RETURNING TO THE VET.
It will save the puppy unnecessary suffering and you a hefty bill. Because the lower canines often come through first, the vet may be of the opinion that they would grow inside the upper canines and dig into the roof of the mouth and so advise removing the adult lower teeth as they come through! That is how Dandies adult teeth come through and the lower canines turn outwards as they meet the new upper canines coming down. Odd but true. No matter what someone’s broader experience, dont let them loose on your Dandie without checking with the breeder who can also tap into dozens of experienced Dandie breeder in the UK and abroad.