Belgian Sheepdog Club of America
Belgian Sheepdog Club of America
Belgian Sheepdog Club of America

Forequarters

AKC Standard

Shoulder long and oblique, laid flat against the body, forming a sharp angle (approximately 90 0 ) with the upper arm.

Legs straight, strong and parallel to each other. Bone oval rather than round. Development (length and substance) should be well proportioned to the size of the dog. Pastern medium length, strong, and very slightly sloped.

Feet round (cat footed), toes curved close together, well padded. Nails strong and black, except that they may be white to match white toe tips.

Forequarters on the Belgian Sheepdog

Forequarters on the Belgian Sheepdog

Forequarters on the Belgian Sheepdog

Forequarters on the Belgian Sheepdog

Discussion

Angulation of the fore and hindquarters should be moderate as necessary to cover ground smoothly and efficiently, with neither too much power on one extreme, no stiltedness on the other. The shoulders should be long and slanting to form an angle with the preferably long forearm to permit easy movement of the leg. The shoulder assembly should not be placed forward.