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Showing Greyhounds

The rules state that an American Kennel Club Greyhound cannot race and a National Greyhound Association Greyhound cannot show. There are subtle differences between the two. The obvious difference is that the NGA Greyhound is much more muscular. Below you will see a list of characteristics and how each one may be judged and points given.

This information was copied from the AKC website.       American Kennel Club

Greyhound

 

Greyhound 
Hound Group
Breed Standard


 

Head:   Long and narrow, fairly wide between the ears, scarcely perceptible stop, little or no development of nasal sinuses, good length of muzzle, which should be powerful without coarseness. Teeth very strong and even in front.

Ears:   Small and fine in texture, thrown back and folded, except when excited, when they are semi-pricked.

Eyes:   Dark, bright, intelligent, indicating spirit.

Neck:   Long, muscular, without throatiness, slightly arched, and widening gradually into the shoulder.

Shoulders:   Placed as obliquely as possible, muscular without being loaded.

Forelegs:   Perfectly straight, set well into the shoulders, neither turned in nor out, pasterns strong.

Chest:   Deep, and as wide as consistent with speed, fairly well-sprung ribs.

Back:   Muscular and broad.

Loins:   Good depth of muscle, well arched, well cut up in the flanks.

Hindquarters:   Long, very muscular and powerful, wide and well let down, well-bent stifles. Hocks well bent and rather close to ground, wide but straight fore and aft.

Feet:   Hard and close, rather more hare than catfeet, well knuckled up with good strong claws.

Tail:   Long, fine and tapering with a slight upward curve.

Coat:   Short, smooth and firm in texture.

Color:   Immaterial.

Weight:   Dogs, 65 to 70 pounds; bitches 60 to 65 pounds.

SCALE OF POINTS

General Symmetry and quality 10
Head and neck 20
Chest and shoulders 20
Back 10
Quarters 20
Legs and feet 20
TOTAL 100