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Longhaired Whippet Information

BREED GROUP:  Sighthound Breeds

WEIGHT:  20-40 lbs., in proportion to height.

HEIGHT:  17-22 in

COLOR(S):  All coat colors and patterns permissible.

COAT:  Long, flat, and silky on the body, with fringing on ears, underline, chest, back of forelegs and thighs, and plumed tail.


APPEARANCE:  Head: Long and lean, wide between ears. Good length of muzzle. Nose is black. Eyes: Large and dark with an intelligent expression. Both eyes must be same color. Ears: Small and fine, folded back against the head. Bite: Scissor or level. Neck: Long, muscular, and well-arched. Top-line: Level. Chest: Deep. Body: Moderate size hound with body giving appearance of elegance and fitness. Legs: Forelegs are straight and give the appearance of strength. The hindquarters are long and powerful with the thighs being broad and muscular. Feet: Well formed with hard, thick pads and strong nails. Tail: Long and tapering. Carried low. Movement: Swift, but agile. Temperament: Energetic, free-spirited, with good movement.