JUDGING THE BOXER
Structure


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BODY

  • The chest is of fair width, and the forechest well-defined and visible from the side.

  • The brisket is deep, reaching down to the elbows; the depth of the body at the lowest point of the brisket equals half the height of the dog at the withers.

  • The ribs, extending far to the rear, are well-arched but not barrel-shaped.

  • The lower stomach line is slightly tucked up, blending into a graceful curve to the rear.

  • The croup is slightly sloped, flat and broad.

  • The pelvis is long, and in females especially broad.

  • The tail is set high, docked, and carried upward. An undocked tail should be severely penalized.
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