Friday, 7 March 2008

>>Snout

Snout

A horse's snout.
A horse's snout.

A snout is the protruding portion of an animal's face, consisting of its nose, mouth, and jaw. The snout is also often called a muzzle. A piece of equipment also called a muzzle can be placed over the snout to prevent the animal from biting or eating, often used before and after horse races (see animal muzzle).

A wet snout nose is called a rhinarium.

Dog's muzzle

Dogs' muzzles range in shape from extremely long and thin (dolichocephalic), as in the Rough Collie to nearly nonexistent because it is so flat (extreme brachycephalic), as in the Pug. Some breeds, such as many sled dogs and Spitz types, have muzzles that somewhat resemble the original wolf's in size and shape, and others in the less extreme range have shortened it somewhat (mesocephalic) as in many hounds.


This Black and Tan Coonhound's flews hang well below its lower jaw.
This Black and Tan Coonhound's flews hang well below its lower jaw.

The muzzle begins at the stop, just below the eyes, and contains the dog's nose and mouth. Most of the dog's upper muzzle contains organs for detecting scents. The loose flaps of skin on the sides of the upper muzzle that hang to different lengths over the dog's mouth are called flews. The snout is considered a weak point on most animals, because of its structure an animal can be easily stunned or even knocked out by applying sufficient force.

3 comments:

luisa tiong said...

Congratulations on your great blog! We'd like to invite you to join our DogTime Blog Network.

DogTime is the largest online community of animal lovers with nearly 8.2 million unique visitors per month and over 150 member sites across the pet category. Please visit www.Dogtime.com to learn more about our mission.

As a DogTime Blog Star many more pet enthusiasts will see and read your blog and provide you with the opportunity to share your love of animals. Once the network is up and running (in the next week) there will also be an opportunity to qualify to make advertising revenue..

Participation is simple, as we will use your existing RSS feed to feature your blog and posts. If you would like to participate simply reply to this email with the URL of your RSS feed.

For more details about the benefits of participating in the DogTime Blog Network please refer to our FAQs here: http://dogtime.com/dogtime-blog-network-faq.html.

Thanks, and we hope you Find Your Wag!

Kind regards,

Luisa Lapus Tiong
DogTime Media, Inc.
Tel (415) 830-9318
Fax (415) 692-8171
27 Maiden Lane, Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94108
luisa@dogtime.com
www.dogtime.com
www.dogtimemedia.com

Pets Community said...

Thanks for this value able post. I have read all the things very carefully its really a helpful and effective post.

Dog Supplies said...

Informative review..Thanks..