AKC Greyhound Breed Standard

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.

Ears: Small and fine in texture, thrown back and folded, except when excited, when they are semi-pricked.

Eyes: Dark, bright, intelligent, indicating spirit.

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

Shoulders: Placed as obliquely as possible, muscular without being loaded.

Perfectly straight, set well into the shoulders, neither turned in nor out, pasterns strong.

Chest: Deep, and as wide as consistent with speed, fairly well-sprung ribs.

Back: Muscular and broad.

Loins: Good depth of muscle, well arched, 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 catfeet, well knuckled up with good strong claws.

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

Coat: Short, smooth and firm in texture.

Color: Immaterial.

Weight: Dogs, 65 to 70 pounds; bitches 60 to 65 pounds.

Scale of Points

General symmetry and quality
Head and neck
Chest and shoulders
Legs and feet
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