Elequal Whippets

Elequal Whippets

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.

 

Temperament

Gentle, affectionate, even disposition.

 

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.

 

Eyes

Oval, bright, expression very alert.

 

Ears

Rose shaped, small, fine in texture.

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.

 

Neck

Long, muscular, elegantly arched.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Feet

Oval, well split up between toes, knuckles well arched, pads thick, nails strong.

 

Tail

No feathering. Long, tapering, reaching at least to the hock.  When in action carried in a delicate curve not higher than the back.

 

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.

 

Coat

Fine, short, close in texture.

 

Colour

Any colour or mixture of colours.

 

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.

 

Last Updated: June 2006

UK Breed Standard:

 

FCI-Standard N° 162 / 17. 06. 1998 / GB

WHIPPET

 

ORIGIN : Great Britain.

 

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD : 24.06.1987.

 

UTILIZATION : Racing dog.

 

CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. : Group 10 Sighthounds.

Section 3 Short-haired Sighthounds.

Without working trial.

 

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.

 

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT : An ideal companion. Highly adaptable in domestic and sporting surroundings. Gentle, affectionate, even disposition.

 

 

HEAD

 

CRANIAL REGION : 

Skull : Long and lean, flat on top, tapering to muzzle, rather wide between the eyes.

Stop : Slight.

 

FACIAL REGION :

Nose : Black, in blues a bluish colour permitted, in livers a nose of the same colour, in white or parti-colours a butterfly nose permissible.

Jaws/Teeth : Jaws strong, powerful and clean cut with a perfect scissor bite, i.e. the upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Eyes : Oval, bright, expression very alert.

Ears : Rose shaped, small, fine in texture.

 

NECK : Long, muscular, elegantly arched.

 

BODY :

 

Back : Broad, firm, somewhat long, showing definite arch over loin but not humped.

Loin : Giving impression of strength and power.

Chest : Very deep with plenty of heart room, brisket deep, well defined. Ribs well sprung, muscled on back.

 

TAIL : No feathering. Long, tapering, when in action carried in a delicate curve upward but not over back.

 

LIMBS

 

FOREQUARTERS : Forelegs straight and upright, front not too wide.

Shoulders : Oblique and muscular; blades carried up to top of spine, where they are clearly defined.

Elbows : Set well under body.

Pasterns : Strong with slight spring.

 

HINDQUARTERS : Strong. Dog able to stand over a lot of ground and show great driving power.

Thighs : Broad across.

Stifles : Well bent.

Second thighs : Well developed.

Hocks : Well let down.

 

FEET : Very neat, well split up between toes, knuckles well arched, pads thick and strong.

 

GAIT / MOVEMENT : Free, hindlegs coming well under body for propulsion. Forelegs thrown well forward low over the ground, true coming and going. General movement not to look stilted, high stepping, short or mincing.

 

COAT 

 

HAIR : Fine, short, close in texture.

 

COLOUR : Any colour or mixture of colours.

 

SIZE :

Height at the withers : Dogs 47-51 cm (18 1/2 - 20 ins).

Bitches 44-47 cm (17 1/2 - 18 1/2 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.

 

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

FCI stands for Federation Cynologique Internationale and is the World Canine Organisation. It includes 80 members and contract partners (one member per country) that each issue their own pedigrees and train their own judges. The FCI makes sure that the pedigrees and judges are mutually recognized by all the FCI members.

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