For Russian Wolfhounds
By The Russian Wolfhound Club of America,
Head - Skull slightly domed, long and narrow,with scarcely any perceprible stop, rather inclined to be Roman-nosed; jaws long, powerful and deep; teeth strong, clean and even,
Small and fine in quality, lying back on the neck when in repose with the tips
- Set somewhat obliquely, dark in color, intelligent, but rather soft in
expression, never full nor
staring, nor light in color; eyelids dark.
Neck - Clean, free from throatiness, somewhat shorter than in the greyhound, slightly arched, very powerful, and well set on.
should be fine at the withers and free from coarseness or lumber.
narrow, with great depth of brisket.
slightly sprung, but very deep, giving room for heart and lung play.
- Rising a little at the
loins in a graceful curve.
muscular, but rather tucked up, owing to the great depth of chest and comparative
shortness of back and ribs.
Bone flat, straight, giving free play for the elbows, which should be neither
nor out; pasterns strong.
- Hare-shaped, with well-arched knuckles, toes close and well padded.
- Long, very mucular and powerful, with well-bent stifles and strong scond thighs,
hocks broad, clean and well let down.
- Long, set on and carried low in a graceful curve.
Coat - Long, silky (Not Woolly), either flat, wavy or rather curly. On the head, ears and front of legs it should be short and smooth; on neck the frill should be profuse and rather curly.
- Any color, white usually predominating, more or less marked with lemon, tan, brindle,grey
or black. Whole-colored specimens of these tints occasionally appear.
Appearance - Should
be that of an elegant, graceful aristocrat amoung dogs, possessing
courage and combinong great muscular power with extreme speed.
- Dogs, average height at shoulder from 28 to 31 inches; average weight from 75
to 105 lbs.
Larger dogs are often seen, extra size being no disadvantage when it is not