Daylight The light showing underneath the body.
Dentition The number and arrangement of teeth. The total number of teeth is forty two, made up of:-
Upper jaw: six incisors, two canines (eye teeth), eight premolars and four molars.
Lower jaw: six incisors, two canines, eight premolars and six molars.
Dewclaw Fifth digit on the inside of pastern. Most breeds do not have rear dewclaws but some breeds require double rear dew claws (e.g. Briard, Pyrenean Mountain Dog) and the Italian Spinone has single rear dew claws.
Dewlap Loose, pendulous skin under the throat.
Dock To shorten the tail.
Doggy Masculine looking.
Down on Pastern Weak or faulty pastern set at an exaggerated angle from the vertical.
Drive Powerful thrusting of the hindquarters denoting sound locomotion.
Dry The skin smooth; neither loose nor wrinkled.
Dudley Nose Nose lacking in pigment.
Ear Consists of three parts: the external ear, the middle ear and the inner ear. Standards refer to the outer ear (ear lobe or leather).
Eyebrows The skin and hair above the eye covering the projecting superciliary ridges.
Fallaway Slope of the croup.
Fallow Light reddish or yellowish brown.Feet These are made up of four separate toes (digits).
The toes are joined by a fold of skin termed the web.
Feet vary in shape:-
Flag Feathering on tail (e.g. English Setter, Gordon Setter).
Flange Projecting edge of last rib (e.g. listed as a fault in Basset Hound).
Flank Fleshy side of the body between the last rib and the front of thigh.
Flat Sided Central section of the ribs insufficiently rounded.
Flecked Colour Coat or eye lightly ticked with another colour.
Floating Rib The last (thirteenth) rib which is attached only to the spinal column.
Fluting Median furrow on skull (e.g. Spaniel (English Springer).
Forechest Front part of the chest (e.g. Boxer, Miniature Pinscher).
Foreface Head in front of the eyes, nasal bone, nostrils and jaws.
Forehand Front part of dog, including head, neck, shoulders, upper arm, legs and feet.
Foreign Expression Expression not typical of the breed.
Foreleg Front leg from elbow to foot.
Forequarters Front part of dog excluding head and neck.
Foxy Expression Sharp expression; pointed foreface and upright ears as in head shape of a fox (e.g. Schipperke).
Frill Long, soft or silky hair hanging down from throat and chest (e.g Japanese Chin).
Fringes Longer hair on ears (e.g. Papillon).
Front Forepart of the body as viewed head on.
Frontal Bone Skull bone above the eyes
Glossary (G – H- I – J)
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