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Unidentified Skull - HELP by xDoglate Unidentified Skull - HELP by xDoglate
So I've been meaning to get this up, here, for help on what skull this is. I mean, I'm pretty sure it's canine, like some dog, but I wonder what breed. A rat terrier is closest so far, but it still doesn't seem just right. You've, uh, got my hand, there for comparison lol My hand is about six inches from the wrist to the tip of my middle finger.

My older brother found the skull in the woods of Kentucky. There's no known cause of death from what I've got, so who knows how it died. Also, my apologies for the bad photo quality; I don't feel like getting my camera out and looking for a good spot with enough light.

Thanks!
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:iconyoyotinpiney:
yoyotinpiney Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Its pritty small but i have one just like with the round head almost like a apple i say chihuahua
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:iconxdoglate:
xDoglate Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting. It very well could be :)
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:icongondoix:
Gondoix Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
maybe it is an DOG :D ;)
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:iconxdoglate:
xDoglate Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol
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:icongondoix:
Gondoix Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:iconkoeyohte:
Koeyohte Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah the cranium gives away domesticated canine... no idea what breed though, good luck on finding out! :)
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:iconxdoglate:
xDoglate Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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:icontreyva:
Treyva Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013

Chupacabra.


I couldn't resist. =P (Razz) 

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:iconxdoglate:
xDoglate Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha! Yes! XD
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:iconrainingtacos:
Rainingtacos Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Pomeranian? Or a young dachshund maybe?
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:iconxdoglate:
xDoglate Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think Yorkie and Poodle have come closest, so far. A dachshund is too flat on the forehead, and the snout on my skull is a bit too long for chihuahua breeds. Thanks for the suggestions, though :)
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:iconrainingtacos:
Rainingtacos Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ahh i never thought of a yorkie. Poodle does look most similar to it. 
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WhiskeyGal Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Not a Chihuahua its snout it far too long for a chihuahua
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:iconxdoglate:
xDoglate Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree. The cranium looks pretty much the same, though.
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:iconbsgenius22:
bsgenius22 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks like a chihuahua almost definitely.
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:iconxdoglate:
xDoglate Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Except the snout is a bit too long for a chihuahua.
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:iconredandblackfennec:
redandblackfennec Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student General Artist
i'm thinking chihuahua because the head is so round and the eyes so large
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:iconxdoglate:
xDoglate Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought that at first, too, but there's too much of a snout.
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:iconredandblackfennec:
redandblackfennec Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Student General Artist
maybe a jack russel, then :Y
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:iconxdoglate:
xDoglate Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Perhaps, perhaps.
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:iconsevenzee:
SevenZee Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Exactly what I thought
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:iconkangeetheonyxfox:
KangeeTheOnyxFox Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
A yorkshire terrier.
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:iconxdoglate:
xDoglate Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That actually looks really close, but something seems a bit off. Of course, there are different characteristics with different individuals. Thanks for the suggestion :)
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Small breed domestic dog. Probably a toy breed given the large size of its forehead and orbitals. Unfortunately, IDing a breed by skull alone is nearly impossible even for trained forensic veterinarians. They can tell you if it's a domestic dog but the exact breed might never be known.
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:iconxdoglate:
xDoglate Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes, that's what I assume, but actually, some of the suggestions I've gotten come pretty close!
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:iconaquiafin:
aquiafin Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe a dachshund? Probably not I guess, the eye spots look like they might be too big. Good luck!
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:iconxdoglate:
xDoglate Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, that is true, plus I think that there's too much of a slope of the forehead for my skull. Thanks for the suggestion :)
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:iconbheanbas:
BheanBas Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely looks like some kind of dog. Maybe some kind of small poodle? 
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:iconxdoglate:
xDoglate Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A poodle also comes pretty close :)
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:iconbluescuriosities:
BluesCuriosities Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Its not a coyote, fox, nor raccoon. This is the skull of a domestic dog. Exact breed is going to be near impossible to determine as there are so many mixed breeds/mutts out there. But this appears to be a toy breed/small breed, likely of the terrier family.
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:iconxdoglate:
xDoglate Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, indeed. I was thinking either a toy breed or perhaps a puppy. Is there an obvious difference between puppy skulls and adult skulls?
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:iconbluescuriosities:
BluesCuriosities Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013

Yes.

On younger animals, including puppies, sutures wouldn't be fused...as this skull appears to have fused sutures. Especially over the cranium itself, they seem pretty fused. So I strongly doubt this was a young animal. Sutures, and teeth are the easiest ways to get an idea on the animal's age.

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:iconxdoglate:
xDoglate Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah yes, that's what I was assuming, but I wasn't sure. Thanks for the information :)
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TaiusQuinn Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Might be a small breed of dog? Maybe a terrier.
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:iconxdoglate:
xDoglate Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's what I was thinking. I know it's hard to tell without any other pieces or bones and all. I think "terrier" is as close as I'll get lol
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:iconskurrly:
SKuRRly Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student Artist
Maybe a raccoon?
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:iconxdoglate:
xDoglate Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope, not a raccoon. I have a coon skull and it's much different. Still, this skull's nose is much too narrow, and there's too much of a slope on the fore head. Most likely some kind of dog, probably a mutt :shrug: lol Thanks anyway :)
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SKuRRly Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student Artist
Ah. It's still an interesting find regardless. C:
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:iconxdoglate:
xDoglate Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconmanders-amp:
Manders-AmP Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It could be a baby coyote or fox
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:iconxdoglate:
xDoglate Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought that at first, but the cranium is too large or the snout too narrow. Thanks, though :)
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:iconmanders-amp:
Manders-AmP Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really hmmm...
It's definitely something young or small.
You're welcome! :D
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