Shoulders - the shoulder blade is well laid back at an approximate angle of 45 degrees to the ground. The upper arm angles slightly backward from the point of shoulder to elbow and is never perpendicular to the ground. The muscles and ligaments holding the shoulder to the rib cage are firm and well-developed.
Chest - deep and strong but not too broad with the deepest point being just behind and level with the elbows. The ribs are well sprung from the spine but flattened on the sides to allow for freedom of action.