Level: Low - moderate
Function: sighthound, hunter of hart and deer
Gentle and friendly. Obedient and easy to train because
eager to please. Docile and good tempered, never suspicious, aggressive
or nervous. Carries himself with quiet dignity.
The build suggests the unique combination of speed, power and
endurance necessary to pull down a stag, but general bearing is
one of gentle dignity.
for: Active people & Families.
10 - 13 years.
Minimum desirable height: Dogs
76 cms (30 ins) at withers
Bitches 71 cms (28 ins) at withers
Dogs about 45.5 kg (100 lbs)
Bitches about 36.5 kg (80 lbs)
Dark blue-grey, darker and lighter greys or brindles and yellows,
sandy-red or red fawns with black points. A white chest, white toes
and a slight white tip to stern are permissible but the less white
the better, since it is a self-coloured dog. A white blaze on head
or white collar unacceptable.
Shaggy, but not overcoated. Woolly coat unacceptable. The correct
coat is thick, close-lying, ragged; harsh or crisp to the touch.
Hair on body, neck and quarters harsh and wiry about 7 cm (3 ins)
to 10 cm (4 ins) long; that on head, breast and belly much softer.
A slight hairy fringe on inside of fore and hind legs.
Appearance: Large sized, lean body. Eyes are dark, ears
are rose shaped & tail is long. They are often described as
resembling a shaggy coated greyhound.