Ribs rounded and well sprung (curved) but not barrel-shaped.
Moderately long and sickle (curved) up or out, or in a loop over the back with the tip barely touching the back. The tail should never be tucked between the legs. A cropped tail or bobtail will disqualify the dog.
Shoulders should be lean and sloping into a light broadening support above straight forelegs that set well under, giving free movement at the elbows. Shoulders should be well up, giving balance and soundness, sloping into a level back. This gives a well developed chest and strength of forequarters. The shoulders should never be down or low.
They should have small, dainty feet with toes that are well split but not spread cushioned pads. They should never have a “hare foot,” where the two inside toes are noticeably longer, or the “cat foot,” where it is a perfectly round foot with high arched toes held tightly together. Dewclaws (the fifth toe) can be removed.
Pasterns (ankle area)
This should be strong and not bend.
Muscular, with hocks well apart, neither out nor in, well let down, firm and sturdy. Angulation (angles created by bones meeting joints) should be equal to forequarters. The feet are as in front.