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Lacey
05-21-2010, 08:28 PM
Andross just over night sprouted the bump on the back upper part of his head. I know it is normal because I have seen other danes who have it and my saint bernard and english mastiff both used to have it but theirs are gone...I guess they grew into it or something. What is the bump for? I'm not even kidding andross just woke up with it this morning! Haha he must be on a growth spurt because he seems to be getting more filled in lately. If your danes have gotten the "bump" what age did they get it and when did it go away if it did?

Lu-Jack
05-21-2010, 08:33 PM
Ummm I have 2 knotheads. No sign of them leaving.

Tamara
05-21-2010, 09:10 PM
Yup, Deuce has a big bump. Not going anywhere.

LoMax
05-21-2010, 09:13 PM
My dad calls Murray's his knowledge bump. We are waiting for that to kick in... and it appears that we may be waiting for awhile.

Danewillow
05-21-2010, 09:20 PM
Spencer has a bump so big the hair stands up. People ask us what is wrong with his head. Some call it a "smart bump" but I don't think that's the case with Spencer.

DANEger
05-21-2010, 10:32 PM
I call it the "Devil's Horn!"roflmao

michellers
05-22-2010, 04:48 AM
I say she's becoming a unicorn, instead of a horse.

crdane
05-22-2010, 05:23 AM
It is a smart bump. Carlie has a small one, and Reilly's is huge under all of his fur.

mp
05-22-2010, 05:58 AM
That bump is called the occiput and is part of the larger occiputal bone.

All dogs have that bone, but it is more pronounced in some breeds than others and within a breed, varies from dog to dog.

Our standard calls for a "slightly developed occiupt".

mp

regularkevin
05-22-2010, 11:29 PM
That bump is called the occiput and is part of the larger occiputal bone.


mp

Is it pronounced like OK-i-put or OSS-i-put?

mp
05-23-2010, 06:45 AM
Good question! I had to look it up to be sure!

OK is what my dictionary has.

mp

bluebeetlemom
05-23-2010, 06:58 AM
Ock-sip-it-ull.

Our lab had one. We called it his 'nut of knowledge'.

DaphneandRoscoe
05-23-2010, 08:20 PM
Haha!! Romeo has a big one. I should have named him "Noggin"...;)

Veganstein
05-24-2010, 08:41 AM
I have heard this referred to as both a "knowledge bump" and as a "idiot bump". Guess it depends on the dog...

regularkevin
05-26-2010, 09:54 PM
Ock-sip-it-ull.

Our lab had one. We called it his 'nut of knowledge'.


oh, oh, oh.... on CSI they always refer to this part of the skull and I wondered what part it was. Thanks for the pronunciation help!

TuckersMomma
05-27-2010, 07:30 AM
Tucker's got a large "lack of knowledge bump" - it's great for hitting people in the chin with....