The front legs, supporting the body, are vertical down to the carpal joints. They are parallel and moderately far apart. Seen from the front, the position of the front legs is correct if a vertical line drawn from the shoulder joint runs along the axis of the front legs and meets the feet between the 3rd and 4th toes. Seen from the side, the position is correct if a vertical line drawn from the elbow joint to the ground, runs through the centre of the legs down to the carpal joints.
The shoulder blade is long, sloping and muscled. They are close fitting and tight to the rib cage, but flexible.
The upper arm is of medium length and well muscled. The upper arm and the shoulder blade form an angle of 100 to 110 degrees. The elbows are dry, close fitting to the rib cage, turning neither in nor out. Upper and lower arm forms an angle of 120 to 130 degrees. The forearm is relatively strong, straight, compact with lean muscles. They have strong sinews reaching down to the carpal joint. The Carpal joint is well developed, taut, with sinews of steel. The pastern is relatively short, lean, sloping slightly (angle to vertical 10 to 15 degrees).