This drawing, to me epitomises a good compromise of all STYLES and is the essence of TYPE!
- He is square, well balanced, with correct substance and elegance.
- He is well angulated, front and rear, with a correctly balanced head, plus it is balanced in size to his body.
- His neck is elegantly arched, clean and dry, sloping down into well-marked withers and short back.
- His tailset is correct at 1 O'clock and his croup has a slight slope.
- His forechest is evident because of his correct depth of chest, and the length of ribcage allows his underline to slope gracefully to the rear.
- His flanks are deep and his loin is short.
- To balance his front his hindquarters are powerful with good first and second thighs, and his feet and pasters are correct.
I am sure that many of you from Europe will think he is too elegant, and many from Northern America will think he has too much substance, but ask if he could do the job that he was designed to do and the answer would be YES.
Colour him brindle if that is your preference, crop his ears or leave his tail natural…. It will not stop him from being a very good TYPE of BOXER!
Or take Marion Fairbrother's drawing ...
He also epitomises a good compromise of all STYLES and is the essence of TYPE!