Have been thinking about this for a long time. Hope someone can help me answer this question
The FCI standard says: 'The length of the muzzle (tip of nose to stop) is equal to the distance between the stop and the occipital protuberance.'
And AKC: 'Length of muzzle is slightly less than length of back skull measured from stop to point of occiput and the planes are level.'
Here a picture of a dogs scull and the text that defines the stop.
'The 'stop' is an area between the muzzle and frontal bones which surround the eyes. So the 'stop' is the indented area between the eyes rather than a single point
At what points exactly do you then measure the length of the muzzle /or the length of the back skull?
E.g. muzzle: from beginning of the nose to the lowest point of the stop (the point on the picture just below the eyes?) Or do you measure all the way up the stop where the stop meets the scull?
In other words, which point of the stop is used to measure length of the muzzle and of the scull? Because as explained the stop doesn't have a single point, but it's rather a longer area.
I hope you can all follow me lol, I find it difficult to explain.