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The Greyhound is the fastest breed of dog.

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Independent, gentle, noble, and oh so sweet, but intense when on the run.

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  • 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 are mall and fine in texture, thrown back and folded, except when excited, when they are semi-pricked. Eyes are dark, bright, intelligent, indicating spirit.

  • Body

    Neck: Long, muscular, without throatiness, slightly arched, and widening gradually into the shoulder. Shoulders: Placed as obliquely as possible, muscular without being loaded. 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.
    Tail: Long, fine and tapering with a slight upward curve

  • Forequarters

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

  • Coat

    Short, smooth and firm in texture.

  • 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.

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