Glossary Of Terms
Spring of ribs: Curvature of ribs for heart and lung capacity.
Stifle: The joint of the hind leg between the thigh and the second thigh. The dog's knee.
Stilted: The rear leg moves up and forward from the hip in a straight, stilted pendulum-like line.
Stop:The step up from muzzle to skull; indentation between the eyes where the nasal bone and skull meet.
Tail set:How the base of the tail sets on the rump.
Thigh: The hindquarter from hip to stifle.
Topline: The dog's outline from just behind the withers to the tail set.
Trim:To groom the coat by plucking or clipping.
Type:The characteristic qualities distinguishing a breed; the embodiment of a standard's essentials.
Upper arm: The humerus or bone of the foreleg, between the shoulder blade and the forearm, and associated tissues.
Well let down:Having short hocks (metatarsals).
Whisker: Sensory organs (hairs) on the sides of the muzzle.
Withers: The region defined by the dorsal portions of the spineous processes of the first two thoracic vertebrae and flanked by the dorsal (uppermost) portions of the scapulae.
Wrinkle:Loose, folding skin on forehead and foreface.
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