Neck – Long, strong, muscular, slightly arched, clean, and well set into shoulders.
Topline – The neck slopes smoothly into the withers; the back is level, well muscled, firm and strong; the croup is short and gently rounded.
Body – The prosternum is prominent and well fleshed. The depth of chest is roughly equal to the length of the front leg from elbow to ground. The rib cage is long and extending into a short loin. Ribs are oval, well sprung and curve gently into a firm loin.
Loin – Short, strong, and deep, with little or no tuck up.
Tail – Set on low, in line with the croup, just below the level of the back with a natural downward inclination. Docked tails preferred, natural tails are allowed. The tail whether docked or natural length should be in balance with the overall dog.