The Morphology of the English Bulldog
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  1. Lay-back, the nose should touch the straight line going from the centre of the brow downwards to the tip of the underlip
  2. Stop, deep and wide indentation between the eyes
  3. Nose large, broad and black.  The flat of the nostrils should not be vertical but should slope backwards.
  4. Rose ears
  5. Eyes, should be very dark, almost black, and show no white when looking directly forward
  6. Cheeks, well rounded and extended sideways beyond the eyes
  7. The flews, called the chops should be thick, broad, pendant, and very deep, hanging completely over the lower jaw at the sides (not in front). They should join the under lip in front and quite cover the teeth.
  8. Mandible with typical basket-handle arch, called the turn-up
  9. The teeth should not be seen when the mouth is closed
  10. At the throat much loose, thick and wrinkled skin, forming a double dwelap, well divided on each side, from the lower jaw to the chest.

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