Glossary of Dog Terms:
Keel: The rounded outline of the lower chest.
Kennel: Building or enclosure where dogs are kept.
Kennel Cough: Tracheobronchitis of dogs or cats.
Kerry Blue Terrier: A breed of terrier of Irish origin, having a dense, wavy bluish-gray coat.
Killed Virus Vaccine (KV): A vaccine containing dead viruses which cannot multiply when administered in an animal, but can stimulate an immune response to prevent future infection by the virus.
Kink Tail: A deformity of the caudal vertebrae producing a bent tail.
Kiss Marks: Tan spots on the cheeks and over the eyes. Color definitions may vary by breed. Always check the breed standard for the definitive color description.
Knee: See Stifle
Knee Joint: See Stifle
Kneecap: The stifle, with the bone known as the patella.
Knuckling Over: Faulty structure of wrist joint allowing it to flex forward under the weight of the standing dog.
Kuvasz: A long-established Hungarian breed of tall, light-footed but sturdy white dog; used also as a hunting dog.