Original Name : Greyhound
Type : Graioid
Male size : 28-30 inches
Female size : 27-28 inches
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Greyhounds possess remarkable strength and endurance. They are intelligent and even-tempered sighthounds that are particularly gentle and affectionate with their human companions.
Long, moderate width, flat skull, slight stop.
Fairly long, broad, square back, powerful, slightly arched loins, deep, capacious chest with sufficient room for the heart, long, well sprung ribs that are carried well back.
Black, white, red, blue, fawn, fallow, brindle or any of these colors broken with white.
Small, rose ears, fine texture.
Long, set fairly low, strong at the base, tapering to the tip, carried low and lightly curved.
Greyhounds are strongly built, upstanding and of generous proportions, with powerful muscles and a harmonious formation. These are the ultimate racing dogs, built for speed and performance, with long head and neck, clean, oblique shoulders, large, deep chest, arched loins and powerful hindquarters. The suppleness of their limbs emphasizes the distinctive type and quality. As well as being wonderful hunters, Greyhounds are very well suited to life as a companion dog.
As the world’s fastest dogs, Greyhounds are the archetype of the sighthound, expressing the full potential of the form. Straight lines, amplitude and lithe action enable them to cover large distances at high speed, while the hindlegs provide great impetus.