Neck, Topline, Body

Neck proportioned to head and body, slightly arched, gracefully curved, blending into shoulders, muscular and free from suggestion of dewlap or throatiness. Topline-Back level or slightly sloping toward the rear both when standing and gaiting. Body compact, slightly wedge-shaped, muscular. Forechest well developed. Well-sprung ribs. Depth of brisket, the base line of which is level with points of elbows. Belly moderately tucked up to denote grace of structural form. Short and strong in loin. Croup level with topline. Tail set high, held erect, docked in proportion to size of dog.

Comments

We are looking for a clean, square, graceful and strong outline here. The topline in a Min Pin goes directly to itís tail, which is carried high, and erect. A sway or soft back, a steep fade-away croup, a low tail set or a gay tail is to be faulted. The parts should shout strong and smoothly fit together. The slightly wedge-shaped body can be viewed from above the dog and refers to the rib spring.

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