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        Breed Standards for the Greyhound

 

 

General Appearance:

The ultimate running dog, the Greyhound is built for speed.  Its long legs and arched back enable it to contract and stretch maximally while executing the double-suspension gallop.       

 

 

Head:

Long, narrow, scarcely perceptible stop, small, folded ears.

 

 

Tail:

The long tail serves as a rudder and brake when running at high speed.

 

 

Coat:

Short and smooth.

 

 

Color:

Immaterial (includes black, gray, red, fawn, either solid or brindled, either whole colored or spotted.

 

 

Size:

27 – 30 inches and 60 – 70 pounds.

 

 

Temperament:

Quite, calm and extremely well-mannered.


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