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  • Writer's pictureKen Roux

Comparison of Shoulder Placement

Shoulder placement is breed specific to form and function. Most dogs fall into one of three categories:


a) well laid-back shoulders

b) moderately laid-back shoulders

c) straight shoulders


Some breeds may have correct shoulders for their individualized form and function, but would be incorrect for the Boston Terrier. The Boston Terrier requires a “well laid-back shoulder” which conforms to the angle of approximately 90 degrees.


There is a lot of literature in regards to shoulders and shoulder placement. I suggest you read all you can and educate yourself. Do not fall victim to just one person’s opinion.


The last three #MentorMonday posts have been about front end assembly. It is important you get this down before we move onto the next topic: movement, specifically in the Boston Terrier.




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