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FCI-Standard N° 158 / 03.
06. 1998 / GB
ORIGIN : Great Britain.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD
UTILIZATION : Sighthound.
CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. : Group
Section 3 Short-haired Sighthounds.
Without working trial.
GENERAL APPEARANCE : Strongly
built, upstanding, of generous proportions, muscular
power and symmetrical formation, with long head
and neck, clean well laid shoulders, deep chest,
capacious body, arched loin, powerful quarters,
sound legs and feet, and a suppleness of limb, which
emphasise in a marked degree its distinctive type
BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT : Possessing
remarkable stamina and endurance. Intelligent, gentle,
affectionate and even tempered.
HEAD : Long, moderate width.
CRANIAL REGION :
Skull : Flat.
Stop : Slight.
FACIAL REGION :
Muzzle : Jaws powerful and well chiselled.
Jaws/Teeth : Jaws strong, with a perfect, regular
and complete scissor bitte, i.e. the upper teeth
closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square
to the jaws.
Eyes : Bright, intelligent, oval and obliquely set.
Ears : Small, rose-shape, of fine texture.
NECK : Long and muscular, elegantly
arched, well let into shoulders.
Back : Rather long, broad and square.
Loins : Powerful, slightly arched.
Chest : Deep and capacious, providing adequate heart
room. Ribs deep, well sprung and carried well back.
Flanks : Well cut up.
TAIL : Long, set on rather
low, strong at root, tapering to point, carried
low, slightly curved.
FOREQUARTERS : Forelegs long
and straight, bone of good substance and quality.
Elbows, pasterns and toes inclining neither in nor
Shoulders : Oblique, well set back, muscular without
being loaded, narrow and cleanly defined at top.
Elbows : Free and well set under shoulders.
Pasterns : Moderate length, slightly sprung.
HINDQUARTERS : Body and hindquarters,
features of ample proportions and well coupled,
enabling adequate ground to be covered when standing.
Thighs and second thighs : Wide and muscular, showing
great propelling power.
Stifles : Well bent.
Hocks : Well let down, inclining neither in nor
FEET : Moderate length, with
compact, well knuckled toes and strong pads.
GAIT / MOVEMENT : Straight,
low reaching, free stride enabling the ground to
be covered at great speed. Hindlegs coming well
under body giving great propulsion.
HAIR : Fine and close.
COLOUR : Black, white, red,
blue, fawn, fallow, brindle or any of these colours
broken with white.
SIZE : Ideal height : dogs
71-76 cm (28-30 ins); bitches 68-71 cm (27-28 ins).
FAULTS : Any departure from
the foregoing points should be considered a fault
and the seriousness with which the fault should
be regarded should be in exact proportion to its
degree and its effect upon the health and welfare
of the dog.
Any dog clearly showing physical
or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
N.B. : Male animals should
have two apparently normal testicles fully descended
into the scrotum.