Italian Greyhound

Kennel Club, London 1994

GENERAL APPEARANCE - A greyhound in miniature, more slender in all proportions.

CHARACTERISTICS - Elegant, graceful and quick moving.

TEMPERAMENT - Intelligent, affectionate and vivacious, may appear aloof.

HEAD AND SKULL - Skull long, flat and narrow, slight stop.  Muzzle fine and long.  Nose dark in colour.

EYES - Rather large, bright; full of expression.

EARS - Rose-shaped, placed well back, soft and fine, not pricked.

MOUTH - Jaws strong, with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. the upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws.  Teeth even.

NECK - Long, gracefully arched.

FOREQUARTERS - Shoulders long and sloping.  Legs straight; well set under shoulders; fine, strong bone and pasterns.

BODY - Chest deep and narrow.  Good length of rib and brisket.  Back slightly arched over loin.

HINDQUARTERS - Long, well muscled thigh: hind legs parallel when viewed from behind; well bent stifle, hocks well let down.

FEET - Hare feet.

TAIL - Low set, long, fine, carried low.

GAIT/MOVEMENT - High stepping and free action.  Front and hind legs to move forward in a straight line with propulsion from behind.

COAT - Skin fine and supple.  Hair, short, fine and glossy.

COLOUR - Black, blue, cream, fawn, red, white, or any of these colours broken with white.  White dogs may be broken with one of these colours.  Black or blue with tan markings, or brindle not acceptable.

SIZE - Ideal height:  32-38 cms (13-15ins) at withers.
Ideal weight: 3.6-4.5 kg (8-10 lbs). Overall type and elegance essential.

FAULTS - Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree.

NOTE - Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

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