Top line: Well proportioned and well sustained, and must keep typical topline in stance.
Withers: Well defined, especially in males, muscular, long and high, with well defined transition to the back.
Back: Straight, broad, well muscled, the actual length is about ½ of the length from the withers to tail set.
Loin: Short, broad, muscled, slightly arched.
Croup: Moderately long, broad, well muscled, slightly sloping to tail set. The height at the withers exceeds the height over rump by 1-2 cm.
Chest: Deep, long, broad, distinctly developed, ribcage broadening towards the back. False ribs are long. Lower part of the chest is level with the elbow or slightly below. Fore chest extends slightly in front of the humerus/scapula joint.
Underline and belly: Belly is moderately tucked up.