The Illustrated Guide To The Shih Tzu Standard | Topline

CONTENTS: Front Cover | Preface | History | Anatomy | Standard | General Appearance | Size, Substance | Proportion | Head | Neck, Body | TOPLINE | Tail | Forequarters | Hindquarters | Coat, Trimming, Color, and Markings | Gait

TOPLINE – Level. CLARIFICATION: The topline should be level, smooth and hard. Because a topline can be made to appear level when standing or stacked on a table for examination, particular attention should be paid to the topline when the dog is moving. The topline should be level when moving.