Forelegs

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Quote from the Official Standard

"Forelegs very stout and strong, well developed, set wide apart, thick, muscular and straight, presenting a rather bowed outline, but bones of leg large and straight, not bandy nor curved and short in proportion to hind legs, but not so short as to make the back appear long or detract from dog's activity and so to cripple him.   Elbows low and standing well away from ribs.  Pasterns short, straight and strong."

 

Orientation

 

Correct front 

"Forelegs very stout and strong, well developed, set wide apart, thick, muscular and straight"

 

Wide front

 

 

Narrow front

 

Fiddle front

".. not bandy nor curved" 

 

Bowed front legs

".. not bandy"

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