AUSTRALIAN BREED STANDARD
THE SHOULDERS SHOULD BE MODERATELY OBLIQUE
CLEAN AND MUSCULAR. ELBOWS CLOSE TO THE BODY. THE FORELEGS PERFECTLY STRAIGHT WITH STRONG
ROUND BONE DOWN TO THE FEET, WITH A SLIGHT SPRING AT THE PASTERN JOINT.
The standard requires a moderately oblique
shoulder. The angle between the scapula and humerus is slightly more than 90 degrees.
shoulders should be well laid back and also of good length for muscles and tendons to
function properly. With correct angulation the scapula, together with the humerus act as
shock absorbers. the two combined lift the leg, giving the rhythmic stride called for in
the standard. Length of scapula and humerus should be equal. Front legs should be
perfectly straight right down to the foot, with a slight spring of pastern. They should be
about the width of two legs apart and should be evenly boned the entire length.