Saturday, October 18, 2008
BRISKET: The Chest of the dog
BACK: The mass body seperating the loin from the withers.
LOIN: :Located on both sides of the backbone; the loin is situated between the ribs and hips.
HIPS: Joint- at the uppermost part of the hind leg
WITHERS: Located behind the neck, the top of the shoulders
CARPALS: The wrist and all bones of the pastern joint.
DEWCLAW: The fifth claw, very small and placed above the others.
FLEWS: Part of the upper lip (which hangs).
THIGH: The upper part of the hindlegs, below the hip.
FOREFOOT: Dog's front feet
HINDFOOT: Dog's back feet
PASTERN: Located at the topmost part of the hind legs
STIFLE: The Dog's knee- located (as that of most mammals), above the ankle, on the hind leg
HOCK: Totality of bones that make up the dogs ankle and heel (behind the ankle).
NOSE: Olfactory- the sense of smell, located at the tip of the muzzle. Used (as in all animals)
to recognize smell.
STOP: The depressed part of the skull- located between the eyes.
TAIL: Located at the rearmost part of the backbone. It is set on the rump of the dog.