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Legs should be squarely set and straight when viewed from all angles, with adequate bone in proportion to the animal to provide strength and balance. There should be space between the front legs for good width of chest providing ample room for lung expansion. The rear legs should have enough space to move forward following the front legs without rubbing at the hocks.


A working animal needs strong, straight, correct legs to be efficient and to prevent injuries, strain or lameness. Movement which is choppy, stiff or sluggish could be a sign of ill health or poor conformation. Animals that have significant "Toeing Out" or "Cow Hocking" will break down more readily.