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Whippets and Italian Greyhounds since 1995.

 THE WHIPPET STANDARD (ilustrated)

 


 
Standard:
   
Faults:
 
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General Appearance:
Balanced combination of muscular power and strength with elegance and grace of outline. Built for speed and work. All forms of exaggeration should be avoided.
     
Characteristics:
An ideal companion. Highly adaptable in domestic and sporting surroundings.
     
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Temperament
Gentle, affectionate, even disposition.
     
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Head and Skull:
Long and lean, flat on top, tapering to muzzle with slight stop, rather wide between the eyes, jaws powerful and clean-cut, nose black, in blues a bluish colour permitted, liver nose in creams and other dilute colours, in whites or parti-colour a butterfly nose permissible.
 
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whippet stanard ilustrated
Eyes:
Oval, bright, expression very alert.
     
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Ears
Rose shaped, small, fine in texture.
     
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Mouth
Jaws strong with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
 
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whippet stanard ilustrated
Neck
Long, muscular, elegantly arched.
 
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whippet stanard ilustrated
Forequarters
Shoulders well laid back with flat muscles.  Moderate space between the shoulder blades at the withers.  The upper arm is approximately of equal length to the shoulder, placed so that the elbow falls directly under the withers when viewed in profile.  Forearms straight and upright with moderate bladed bone.  Front not too wide.  Pasterns strong with slight spring.
 
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whippet stanard ilustrated
Body
Chest very deep with plenty of heart room.  Well filled in front.  Brisket deep.  Broad, well muscled back, firm, somewhat long, showing graceful arch over the loin but not humped.  Ribs well sprung.  Loin giving impression of strength and power.  Definite tuck up.
 
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whippet stanard ilustrated
Hindquarters
Strong, broad across thighs, with well developed second thighs.  Stifles well bent without exaggeration with hocks well let down. Able to stand naturally over a lot of ground.
 
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whippet stanard ilustrated
Feet
Oval, well split up between toes, knuckles well arched, pads thick, nails strong.
     
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Tail
No feathering. Long, tapering, reaching at least to the hock.  When in action carried in a delicate curve not higher than the back.
     
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Gait/Movement
Should possess great freedom of action.  In profile should move with a long, easy stride whist holding topline. The forelegs should be thrown forward and low over the ground.  Hind legs should come well under the body giving greater propelling power.  General movement not to look stilted, high stepping, short or mincing.  True coming and going.
     
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Coat
Fine, short, close in texture.
     
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Colour
Any colour or mixture of colours.
     
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Size
Desirable height: dogs: 47-51 cms (181/2-20 ins); bitches: 44-47 cms (171/2-181/2 ins).
     
     
 
 

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 and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.

Note:
Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

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Tekst: The Kennel Club

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