AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CANINE COUNCIL
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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