Breed Standard & Critiques - Jowl = Mastiff, Flews = Bloodhound

There seems to be an increase in the word 'Flews' creeping into critiques.  There is no such word in the breed standard.  The definition of 'Flews' in the Oxford dictionary is 'the thick hanging lips of a bloodhound or similar dog'.  The Breed standard states: 'Lips diverging at obtuse angles with septum, and slightly pendulous so as to show a square profile'. Note the wording, 'slightly pendulous', not the pendulous lips of a bloodhound that 'Flews' brings to mind.  The hanging part of the lips has always been referred to as 'Jowl'.  The definition of Jowl in the Oxford dictionary is 'the lower part of a person's or animal's cheek, especially when it is fleshy or drooping'. 

Tracey Atkinson (Honeycroft).