D – E – F

(A – B C)

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).
Erect pricked.
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)
Gait The pattern of footsteps at various rates of speed, each pattern distinguished by a particular rhythm and footfall.
Walk relaxed, easy gait
Extended Trot Trotting gait in which the limbs reach far forward.
Flying (Suspended) Trot A fast trotting gait in which all four feet are off the ground for a brief moment during each stride. Because of the long reach, the oncoming hind feet step beyond the imprint left by the front.
Gallop Fastest of the dog gaits, has a four beat rhythm and often an extra period of suspension during which the body is propelled through the air with all four feet off the ground.
Pacing Movement where fore and hindlegs on the same side move in parallel. Many breeds pace slowly as an energy conserving measure.
Trot A – rhythmic two-beat diagonal gait in which the feet at diagonally opposite ends of the body strike the ground together; i.e. right hind with left front and left hind with right front. Correctly, the hind feet fall immediately behind the front feet.
Walk Gaiting pattern in which three legs are in support of the body at all times, each foot lifting from the ground one at a time in regular sequence.
Gay Tail The tail carried very high or over dog’s back. Often indicates that the tail carriage is higher than approved in the breed standard.
Hard Expression Harsh, staring expression.
Haw Third eyelid at the inner corner of the eye;
Heart Room Deep and capacious chest.
Height Vertical measurement from the withers to the ground; referred to usually as shoulder height.
Hind Leg Leg from pelvis to foot.
Hindquarters Rear part of dog from loin.
Hocks well let down Hocks set low.
Iris Flat, circular, coloured membrane within the eye. The inner boundary forms pupil, which adjusts to control amount of light entering eye.
Jaws The bones forming the framework of the mouth.
Jowls Flesh of lips and jaws
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Mit 20 Jahren war ich verheiratet und mit 28 Jahren hatte ich drei Töchter. Ih war eine gute Hausfrau und Mutter. Kochen, Waschen, Hausaufgaben mit den Kindern, kutschierte alle zu den Freizeitaktivitäten und, und und. Abends dann Befriedigung des Ehemanns. Mit 37 Jahren war ich am Ende. Drei Selbstmordversuche zeigten meine Verzweiflung. Geändert haben sie an meiner ehelichen Einöde nichts. Ich rettete mich durch Scheidung, lernte mit Feuereifer und fand einen interessanten, mich fordernden Beruf.Unterstuetzung gab mir eine neue Freundin. Die Rechnung fuer 17 Jahre ehelicher Vergewaltigung kam in Form eines Koma in dem eine meiner drei Töchter neben meinem Bett sass. Das folgende Jahr verbrachte ich im Krankenhaus und erholte mich langsam von einer fast ganzseitigen Lähmung, Verlust meiner Muttersprache und meiner Erinnerung. Halbwegs wieder intakt, bekam ich Multiple Sklerose. Nach einem langjährigen Versuch Kindern in einem Kuenstlerdorf Sport beizubringen, habe ich einen idyllischen Restbauernhof gekauft und ein Hotel fuer Hunde aufgemacht. Das wurde der grösste und erfolgreichste Spass in meinem Leben. Inzwischen fand ich in Finnland ein traumhaftes Zuhause. Auf 50 000 qm konnen wir und unsere Hunde so frei leben, wie wir es uns erträumt hatten. Mir hat die MS inzwischen einen elektrischen Rollstuhl beschert, was der Mobilität ganz neue Dimensionen gibt. Meine Gedanken habe ich hier teils in Reimen, teils in Prosa aufgeschrieben. Viel Spass beim Lesen.
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