Tail: Definately described as an otter tail - broad at the base and gradually tapering to tip. Covered in thick, dense coat - un-feathered. Must not curl over back when dog is in motion. Feet: Nice, compact feet that are neat and rounded. Arched toes, good webbing and thick pads. Click here to go back to the Ledgands Gundogs homepage Click here to go to a printable version of the Labrador Retriever breed standards. Hocks: Should be well let down and square to floor. Cowhocks not desired. Feet: Nice, compact feet that are neat and rounded. Arched toes, good webbing and thick pads. Hindquarters: Well shaped and developed - shouldn't slope into tail. Nice, rounded curve to stifle Body: Broad and deep chest with barrel-type, well sprung ribs. Topline should be level and parallel to the floor. Lions: Broad, strong and short-coupled into the hindquarters. Frontlegs: Should be straight and square to floor from front or profile view. Well defined and strong bone. Neck: Stocky and muscular neck that looks and feels like and extension of the shoulders. Shoulders: Broad, long and loping. Ears: Set well back and lying close to the skull - not overly large nor heavy. Ears: Set well back and lying close to the skull - not overly large nor heavy. Cheeks: Not fleshy but are well-shaped. Jaw: A medium length jaw that is very powerful. Large, strong teeth that bite in a perfect bypass action -whereby the top teeth closely overlap the lower.  Nostils: Well developed sense of smell and wide nostrils. Head & Skull: Wide and well built skull with well-shaped and defined stop. Ears: Set well back and lying close to the skull - not overly large nor heavy. Eyes: Brown or hazel and of medium size. Cheeks: Not fleshy but well-shaped. Eyes: Brown or hazel in colour with a loving, kind expression.