Anonymous asked in PetsDogs · 9 years ago

would this ruin his chances?

My Lab is very birdy and has great drive for retrieval. He has great potential for hunting competitions. The only thing is that he has an overbite. It's pretty bad. Would this impede his ability to be a good gun dog?

6 Answers

  • Berner
    Lv 6
    9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    I doubt it, as long as he can still effectively hold objects in his mouth.

    Make sure you check the roof of his mouth regularly though.. if an overbite is bad enough, the bottom teeth can cause issues like sores. If his mouth is sore, he's not going to want to carry anything in it.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago


    Of course not!

    Him having an overbite would have nothing to do w/ his athletic ability! There are mutts and dogs of all shapes and sizes w/ all kinds of faults and disabilities that participate in gun/athletic sports.

    No worries.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    It depends, If your dog has a huge over bite then that's going to be a problem that only the dentist can maybe fix. If your dog cant chew then yes it will effect his ability to be a good gun dog...

  • It shouldn't. Gun dogs are there to be athletic not pretty.

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  • 9 years ago

    you should take the dog on a practice run with *fake duck toys* and see how he does

  • 9 years ago

    wouldn't think so

    would think it depends on dog and training

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