Tail: Medium set – fairly thick at base and tapering (whip-like), reaching just below
point of hock in repose. Carried high and curved when dog is in action. Tail should
not be tucked between legs. A screw tail undesirable.
Mouth: Powerful jaws with strong teeth. Scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping
lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
Nose: Flesh-coloured only, blending with coat.
Neck: Long, lean, muscular and slightly arched. Clean throat line.
Forequarters: Shoulders strong, long and well laid back. Forelegs straight and parallel.
Elbows well tucked in. Pasterns strong.
Body: Lithe with almost straight topline. Slight slope down from croup to root of
tail. Deep brisket extending down to point of elbow. Ribs well sprung. Moderate cut
up. Length of body from breast to haunch bone slightly longer than height at withers.
Feet: Strong, well knuckled and firm, turning neither in nor out. Paws well padded.
Dewclaws may be removed.
Hindquarters: Strong and muscular. Moderate bend of stifle. Well developed second
thigh. Limbs parallel when viewed from behind.
Gait/Movement: Free and flowing; head held fairly high and dog should cover ground
well without any apparent effort. Legs and feet should move in line with body; any
tendency to throw feet sideways, or high stepping ‘hackney’ action highly undesirable.
Coat: Short and glossy, ranging from fine and close to slightly harsh; no feathering.
Colour: Tan or rich tan with white markings allowed as follows: White tip on tail
strongly desired. White on chest (called ‘The Star’). White on toes. Slim white blaze
on centre line of face permissible. Flecking or white other than above undesirable.
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
General Appearance: Medium sized, of noble bearing with clean-cut lines. Graceful
yet powerful. Very fast with free easy movement and alert expression.
Head and Skull :Skull long, lean and well-chiseled Foreface slightly longer than
skull. Only slight stop. Top of skull parallel with fore face, whole head representing
a blunt wedge when viewed in profile and from above.
Characteristics: An alert keen hunter, hunting by scent and sight using its ears
to a marked degree when working close.
Temperament -Alert, intelligent, friendly, affectionate and playful.
Eyes: Amber coloured, blending with coat; oval, moderately deep-set, with keen, intelligent
Ears: Medium high set; carried erect when alert, but very mobile; broad at base,
fine and large.