NECK: The neck must have a good length and be in proportion to the body and the head. It is dry and muscular. Its outline rises gradually and is softly curved. Its carriage is upright and shows much nobility.
BODY: WITHERS Shall be pronounced, in height and length, especially in males and thereby determine the slope of the topline rising from the croup to the withers.
BACK It is short and tight. The back and the loin section are of good width and well muscled. The bitch can be slightly longer in loin because she requires space for suckling.
CROUP It shall fall slightly, hardly perceptible from sacrum to the root of the tail, and appears well rounded, being neither straight nor noticeably sloping, of good width and well muscled.
CHEST Length and depth of chest must be in the right proportion to the body length. The depth with slightly arched ribs should be approximately 50% the height of the dog at the withers. The chest has got a good width with especially well developed forechest.
UNDERLINE From the bottom of the breastbone to the pelvis the underline is noticeably tucked up.
TAIL It is high set and docked short whereby approximately two tail vertebrae remain visible. In countries where docking is legally not permitted the tail may remain natural.
TESTICLES In males both testicles must be normally developed and be visible in the scrotum.
LlMBS: FOREQUARTERS: General: The front legs as seen from all sides are almost straight, vertical to the ground and strongly developed.
SHOULDERS The shoulder blade lies close against the chest, and both sides of the shoulder blade edge are well muscled and reach over the top of the thoracic vertebra, slanting as much as possible and well set hack. The angle to the horizontal is approximately 50 degrees.
UPPER ARM Good length, well muscled, the angle to the shoulder blade is approximately 105 to 110 degrees. ELBOW Close in, not turned out.
LOWER ARM Strong and straight. Well muscled. Length in harmony with the whole body.
METACARPUS Bones strong. Straight seen from the front. Seen from the side, only slightly sloping, maximum 10 degrees.
FRONT FOOT The feet are short and tight. The toes are arched towards the top (cat like). Nails short and black.
HINDQUARTERS: General: Seen from the hack the Dobermann looks, because of his well developed pelvic muscles in hips and croup, wide and rounded off. The muscles running from the pelvis towards the upper and lower thigh result in good width development, as well as in the topper thigh area, in the knee joint area and at the lower thigh. The strong hind legs are straight and stand parallel.
UPPER THIGH Good length and width, well muscled. Good angulation to the hip joint. Angulation to the horizontal approximately between 80 to 85 degrees.
KNEE The knee joint is strong and is formed by the upper and lower thigh as well as the knee cap. The knee angulation is approximately 130 degrees.
LOWER THIGH Medium length and in harmony with the total length of the hindquarter.
HOCK JOINT Medium strength and parallel. The lower thigh bone is joined to the metatarsal at the hock joint (angle about 140 degrees).
METATARSUS It is short and stands vertical to the ground.
HIND FOOT Like the front feet, the toes of the back feet are short, arched and closed. Nails are short and black.
GAIT: The gait is of special importance to both the working ability as well as the exterior appearance. The gait is elastic, elegant, agiles free and ground covering. The front legs reach out as far as possible. The hindquarter gives far reaching and necessary elastic drive. The front leg of one side and back leg of the other side move forward at the same time. There should be good stability of the back, the ligaments and the joints.