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Forelegs



        Straight and strong, with the measurement from the elbow to the ground
        approximately equaling the distance from the elbow to the top of the withers.




        The pasterns should have a very slight bend, which absorb the impact of each foot fall
        when the dog is in motion. A pastern that is too upright, knuckled over, or broken down
        is unable to flex and cannot absorb the shock of the dog’s weight landing on the front
        assembly. The vertical line of support is from the front of the foreleg through the meta-

        carpals, and to the rear of the pad.








































        Hindquarters



        Well-angulated stifles and straight hocks. Musculation well developed.




        Well angulated stifle actually refers to the stifle joint, which is a hinge made by the up-
        per thigh (femur) and lower thigh (tibia). Well-bent stifles normally result in longer rear
        reach, and also provide flexibility associated with speed. The rear angulation should

        balance with the correctly angled front assembly, balance being the key. The muscula-
        tures should be well defined, not soft or flabby. A well-angulated rear provides the long,
        ground covering stride desired in the hunting dog.



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