Your browser will redirect to your intelligent medium sized dogs content shortly. Which Sport Should You Do With Your Dog? Bible was a work in progress. The AKC has grouped all of the breeds that it registers into seven categories, or groups, roughly based on function and heritage.
BODY Neck long, clean and muscular, well arched with no suggestion of throatiness, widening gracefully into the top of the shoulder. A short thick neck, or a ewe neck, should be penalized. The back is broad, firm and well muscled, having length over the loin. FOREQUARTERS Shoulder blade long, well laid back, with flat muscles, allowing for moderate space between shoulder blades at peak of withers. Upper arm of equal length, placed so that the elbow falls directly under the withers.
The points of the elbows should point neither in nor out, but straight back. A steep shoulder, short upper arm, a heavily muscled or loaded shoulder, or a very narrow shoulder, all of which restrict low free movement, should be strictly penalized. Forelegs straight, giving appearance of strength and substance of bone. Pasterns strong, slightly bent and flexible. COAT Short, close, smooth and firm in texture. Any other coat shall be a disqualification.
Old scars and injuries, the result of work or accident, should not be allowed to prejudice the dog’s chance in the show ring. The hocks are well let down and close to the ground. Sickle or cow hocks should be strictly penalized. He is an amiable, dignified, and gentle soul, but give him something to chase and he’s all business.