Anatomy of the Boxer

Definition of Terms

Scapula - Shoulder blade; Pro-sternum - Forechest; Humerus - Upper arm; Radius/Ulna - Foreleg; Sternum - Brisket/Lower chest; Occiput - top most crest back of skull; Nape - top of neck; Withers - the upper portion of shoulder blade union with the spinous processes of the 1st and 2nd thoracic vertebrae. (The highest area of the back). Loin - the lumbar area, between the end of the rib cage and the start of the pelvis; Croup - (rump) muscular area just above and around the set of tail and overlies the lower half of the pelvic region; Femur - upper thigh bone; Patella - kneecap (part of stifle joint); Fibula/Tibia - lower rear leg.

Index | Introduction | General Appearance and Guide to Judging | Proportion of Head and Body | Head Studies -- Male and Female | The Bite | Forequarters and Hindquarters | Side View of Color Disqualification | Front and Rear View of Color Disqualification | Side Gait | Front and Rear Perspective of Gait | Front and Rear Skeletal Structure | Anatomy of the Boxer | Temperament | ABC Home Page

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