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        Breed Standards for the Greyhound



General Appearance:

The ultimate running dog, the Greyhound is built for speed.  Its long legs and arched back enable it to contract and stretch maximally while executing the double-suspension gallop.       




Long, narrow, scarcely perceptible stop, small, folded ears.




The long tail serves as a rudder and brake when running at high speed.




Short and smooth.




Immaterial (includes black, gray, red, fawn, either solid or brindled, either whole colored or spotted.




27 – 30 inches and 60 – 70 pounds.




Quite, calm and extremely well-mannered.

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