ABC 50th Anniversary Album
ABC YouTube Channel
JUDGING THE BOXER
History and Function
Unique Boxer Head
The Boxer Bite
Ears - Cropped &
U.S. Boxer Clubs
JUDGING THE BOXER: Structure
Prepared by the ABC Judges' Education Committee
- Ample length, muscular
- Clean without excessive hanging skin (dewlap).
- Distinctly arched and elegant nape
- Blending smoothly into the withers.
- The back is short, straight, muscular, firm, and smooth.
- The topline is slightly sloping when the Boxer is at attention, leveling out when in motion.
- The shoulders are long and sloping, close-lying, and not excessively covered with muscle (loaded).
- The upper arm is long, approaching a right angle to the shoulder blade.
- The elbows should not press too closely to the chest wall nor stand off visibly from it.
- The forelegs are long, straight, and firmly muscled, and, when viewed from the front, stand parallel to each other.
- The pastern is strong and distinct, slightly slanting, but standing almost perpendicular to the ground. The dewclaws may be removed.
- Feet should be compact, turning neither in nor out, with well-arched toes.
- 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.
BACK | NEXT