Height: 19 to 22 inches (male); 18 to 21 inches (female).
Weight: 10 to 28 pounds.
Availability: May take some effort to find.
ORIGIN : Great Britain.
UTILIZATION : Racing dog.
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.
BEHAVIOR / TEMPERAMENT : An ideal companion. Highly
adaptable in domestic and sporting surroundings. Gentle, affectionate,
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
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.
FOREQUARTERS : Forelegs straight and upright, front not too wide.
Shoulders : Oblique and muscular; blades carried up to top of spine,
where they are clearly defined.
Elbows : Set well under body.
Pasterns : Strong with slight spring.
HINDQUARTERS : Strong. Dog able to stand over a lot of ground.
Thighs : Broad across.
Stifles : Well bent.
Second thighs : Well developed.
Hocks : Well let down.
FEET : Very neat, well split up between toes, knuckles well arched,
pads thick and strong.
GAIT / MOVEMENT : Perfectly free action. In profile should
move with a long easy stride, maintaining the topline.
The forelegs should be thrown well forward and low over the
ground, hindlegs should come well under the body giving great
and powerful drive. General movement not to be stilted, high
stepping, short or mincing. True coming and going.
HAIR : Fine, short, close in texture.
COLOR : Any color or mixture of colors.
Height at the withers : Dogs 47-51 cm (18 1/2 – 20 ins).
Bitches 44-47 cm (17 1/2 – 18 1/2 ins).