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|The angle between the shoulder and upper arm should be about 110 degrees.|
Forequarter angulation is average for dogs of these proportions. The angle should reflect the angles in the hind quarter. The length of shoulder and upper arm should be equal for a short upper arm will have a deleterious effect on both shape and movement. The highest point of the shoulder must be centrally placed in the withers and never be buried at the base of the neck.
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|May tend to look too straight|
At the hind quarter, the angle between pelvis and thigh should be approximate the same as that between the shoulder and the upper arm in the forequarter. There should be a reasonable bend of stifle but the square outline and the coat does lead to a little less angulation overall that there might be in, say a Beagle. It is one reason why inexperienced judges put up dogs that are too long – the hind angulation ‘looks’ right for the outline as they would expect in other breeds. Nevertheless, when the dog is standing naturally, the pastern should be vertical. Any suggestion of a straight line through pastern, hock, stifle and upper thigh is incorrect.