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the breeder hoped it would [and the vet who evaluated them at 7 wks.]. that's why he didn't go to the show buyer though, the breeder & buyer couldn't take the risk. But she thought it was mild and could correct itself. And I frankly didn't even think about it [I was concerned with all the testing; soaping, etc...]
My vet said it is too severe to correct itself. Parrot mouth is a severe overbite...the problem could be if his lower canines dig into the roof of his mouth. Then you either have to pull them [their tongue will hang out like chinese crested dogs] or have more expensive possibilities like filing and capping or even possibly moving the jaw!
Now he has no trouble eating at all so my gut says mild...but yikes...
My vet works with 2 havanese breeders so I feel really good about her [she was Quincy's vet]. She thought he looked great [except for the bite]. She hasn't seen parrot mouth in havanese but has in german shepards.
Winston's Mom, Trish