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AUSTRALIAN BREED STANDARD AND EXTENSION

BODY

    THE CHEST SHOULD NOT BE T00 WIDE BUT DEEP AND CAPACIOUS WITH PLENTY OF LUNG AND HEART ROOM. THE RIBS WELL SPRUNG, WELL DEFINED WITHER, POWERFUL LEVEL BACK, LOINS STRONG, CLEAN AND MUSCULAR, AND SLIGHTLY ARCHED.

    The chest should be viewed from three angles. From the front, it is deeper than it is wide and it is well filled. From above, it is wider at the shoulder than at the loin. From the side the pro-sternum is only slightly visible in front of the forelegs, but the lower portion of the chest extends to the dog’s elbow. A chest with a long rib cage is described as "well ribbed back" which give plenty of room for the lungs to expand, which is necessary for endurance. The underline of the chest gradually slopes upward from midway along the rib cage to the end of the ribs. The Dalmatian has only a moderate tuck up. The back should be level in motion and in natural stance. In a properly constructed dog with good muscle development the topline from the withers to the onset of tail remains level whether the dog is standing or moving. There should be well defined withers, but with no interruption to the flow of neck into the shoulders and back. The loin should neither be excessively long nor short. If anything, the Dalmatian is slightly longer than high from point of shoulder to point of buttock, withers to ground. The extra length of rib cage, not loin. The arching of the loins should not be exaggerated and comes from strong musculation.