ORIGIN : Great Britain.
PATRONAGE : FCI.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD : 06.03.07.
UTILIZATION : Racing dog.
CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. : Group 10 Sighthounds.
Section 3 Short-haired Sighthounds.
Without working trial.
GENERAL APPEARANCE : Balanced combination of muscular power and strength with elegance and grace of outline. Built for speed and work. All forms of exaggeration should be avoided .
BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT : An ideal companion. Highly adaptable in domestic and sporting surroundings. Gentle, affectionate, even disposition.
CRANIAL REGION :
Skull : Long and lean, flat on top, tapering to muzzle, rather wide between the eyes.
top : Slight.
FACIAL REGION :
Nose : Black. In blues a bluish colour. In livers a liver nose. In isabel, creams or other diluted coat colours any colour except pink. Only in whites or parti-coloured a butterfly nose is permissible but not a completely unpigmented nose.
Jaws/Teeth : Jaws strong, powerful and clean cut with a perfect scissor bite, i.e. the upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
Eyes : Oval, bright, expression very alert.
Ears : Rose shaped, small, fine in texture.
NECK : Long, muscular, elegantly arched.
Topline: Showing a graceful arch over loin but the dog is not humped.
Back : Broad, well muscled, firm, somewhat long.
Loin : Giving impression of strength and power.
Chest : Very deep with plenty of heart room, brisket deep, well defined. Ribs well sprung, muscled on back.
Belly : With definite tuck up .
TAIL : No feathering. Long, tapering, when in action carried in a delicate curve but not higher than the level of the back.