The length of neck must display an image of balance to the total dog. It is slightly arched, carrying the head gracefully and setting neatly into the shoulders.
- The back is just short enough to square the body.
- The top-line is level and the rump curves slightly to the set-on of the tail.
- The chest is deep with good width, ribs well sprung and carried well back to the loins.
- The body should appear short.
- The tail is set on low, short, fine and tapering, straight or screw and must not be carried above the horizontal. (Note: The preferred tail does not exceed in length more than one-quarter the
distance from set-on to hock.)
Disqualify: Docked tail
Body Faults: Gaily carried tail
Serious Body Faults: Roach back, sway back, slab-sided