The whole appearance of this breed should give an impression of grace and symmetry and of great speed and endurance coupled with strength and activity to enable it to kill gazelle or other quarry over deep sand or rocky mountains. The expression should be dignified and gentle with deep, faithful, far-seeing eyes. Dogs should average in height from 23 to 28 inches and bitches may be considerably smaller, this being very typical of the breed.
Long and narrow, skull moderately wide between the ears, not domed, stop not pronounced, the whole showing great quality. Nose black or liver. Ears Long and covered with long silky hair hanging close to the skull and mobile. Eyes Dark to hazel and bright; large and oval, but not prominent. Teeth Strong and level.
Neck: Long, supple and well muscled. Chest: Deep and moderately narrow. Loin and Back: Back fairly broad, muscles slightly arched over loin.
Shoulders sloping and set well back, well muscled without being coarse. Forelegs Straight and long from the elbow to the knee.
Smooth and of a soft silky texture, slight feather on the legs, feather at the back of the thighs and sometimes with slight woolly feather on the thigh and shoulder.
Strong, hipbones set well apart and stifle moderately bent, hocks low to the ground, showing galloping and jumping power.