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 CKC Breed Standards
Greyhound

Size

Dogs, 65-70 lb. (29-32 kg); bitches, 60-65 lb. (27-29 kg).

 

Coat and Colour

Coat short, smooth, and firm in texture. Colour immaterial.

 

Head

Long and narrow, fairly wide between the ears, scarcely perceptible stop, little or no development of nasal sinuses, good length of muzzle, which should be powerful without coarseness. Teeth very strong and even in front. Eyes dark, bright, intelligent, indicating spirit. Ears small and fine in texture, thrown back and folded, except when excited, when they are semi-pricked.

 

Neck

Long, muscular, without throatiness, slightly arched, and widening gradually into the shoulder.

 

Forequarters

Shoulders placed as obliquely as possible, muscular without being loaded. Forelegs perfectly straight, set well into the shoulder, neither turned in nor out, pasterns strong.

 

Body

Back muscular and broad, well arched. Chest deep, and as wide as consistent with speed, fairly well-sprung ribs. Loins have good depth of muscle, well cut up in the flanks.

 

Hindquarters

Long, very muscular and powerful, wide and well let down, well-bent stifles. Hocks well bent and rather close to ground, wide but straight fore and aft. Feet hard and close, rather more hare than cat-feet, well knuckled up with good strong claws.

 

Tail

Long, fine, and tapering with a slight upward curve.

 

Scale of Points

General symmetry and quality 10

Head and neck 20

Chest and shoulders    20

Back    10

Quarters          20

Legs and feet   20

TOTAL           100

 


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