Back: Powerful.

Loins: Strong">
Back: Powerful.

Loins: Strong, muscular and slightly arched.

Chest: Should not be too wide, but very deep and capacious; the brisket should reach to the elbow.

Forechest: Should be visible when viewed from the side.

Ribs: Moderately well sprung, never rounded like barrel-hoops.

Back and Loins


Dotted line indicates point of shoulder, shoulder lay back & leg.
Solid line indicates fore-chest.

Forechest is used by the dog in a breast charge on game.