A greyhound in miniature, more slender in all proportions
Elegant, graceful and quick moving
Intelligent, affectionate and vivacious, may appear aloof
Head & Skull
Skull long, flat & narrow, slight stop. Muzzle fine and long. Nose dark in colour.
Rather large, full of expression.
Rose shaped, placed well back, soft and fine not pricked
Strong with a perfect regular and complete scissor bite I.e. upper teeth closely overlapping
lower teeth and set square to the jaws. Teeth even.
Long, gracefully arched
Shoulders long and sloping, legs straight, well set under shoulders, fine, strong bone and pasterns.
Chest deep and narrow. Good length of rib and brisket. Back slightly arched over loin
Long, well muscled thigh, hind legs parallel when viewed from behind, well bent stifle,
hocks well let down
Low set, long, fine carried low
High stepping and free action, Front and hind legs to move forward in a straight line with propulsion from behind
Skin fine and supple. Hair short, fine and glossy.
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.
Ideal height 32-38cms (12.5- 15 inches) at withers. Ideal weight 3.6-4.5kgs (8-10lbs.)
Overall type and elegance essential.
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.
Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles
fully descended into the scrotum.