JUDGING THE BOXER
Structure

HINDQUARTERS

  • The hindquarters are strongly muscled, with angulation in balance with that of the forequarters.

  • The thighs are broad and curved, the breech musculature hard and strongly developed. Upper and lower thigh are long.

  • The legs are well-angulated at the stifle, neither too steep nor over-angulated, with clearly defined, well "let down" hock joints.

  • Viewed from behind, the hind legs should be straight, with hock joints leaning neither in nor out.

  • From the side, the leg below the hock (metatarsus) should be almost perpendicular to the ground, with a slight slope to the rear permissible.

  • The metatarsus should be short, clean, and strong. The Boxer has no rear dewclaws.

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