"A 50 to 60 degree layback is well-laid back."
~Edward M. Gilbert, Jr. & Thelma Brown
K-9 Structure & Terminology, Howell Book House, 1995
One of the most important works on canine structure was researched and authored by Golden retriever breeder Rachel Page Elliott. Her work also influenced the CCRCA standard deliberations.
Read about her work and others in our third page on shoulder angulation SHOULDER ANGULATION Part 4.
Related articles are:
Audrey Nicholls Letter HERE
Forequarter Angulation HERE (The first page of our shoulder angle discussion.)
Shoulder Angulation U.S. Standard HERE (Page 2 of shoulder angulation.)
CCRCA Judges Education Article HERE