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WHIPPET STANDARD

Group:   Group 4 (Hounds)
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 is permitted, liver nose in creams and other dilute colours, in whites or parti-colour a butterfly nose is 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. the upper teeth closely overlapping the 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 the impression of strength and power. Definite tuck up.
Hindquarters:   Strong, broad across the 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 between the 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 then the back.
Gait/Movement:   Should possess great freedom of action. In profile should move with a long, easy stride whilst holding the topline. The forelegs should be thrown forward and low over the ground. Hind legs should come well under the body giving great propelling power. General movement not to look stilted, high stepping, short mincing.
Coat:   Fine, short, close in texture.
Colour:   Any colour or mixture of colours
Sizes:
Desirable height  -   Dogs 47-51 cms (18 ½ - 20 ins)  -  Bitches 44-47 cms (17 ½ - 18 ½ 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.
Notes:   Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

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CHIHUAHUA SMOOTHCOAT STANDARD

Group:   Group 1 (Toys)
General Appearance:   Small, dainty, compact.
Characteristics:   Alert, little dog, swift moving with brisk forceful action and saucy expression.
Temperament:   Gay, spirited and intelligent, neither snappy nor withdrawn.
Head And Skull:   Well rounded 'Apple Dome' skull, cheeks and jaws lean, muzzle moderately short, slightly pointed. Definite stop.
Eyes:   Large, round, but not protruding; set well apart; centre of eye is on a plane with lowest point of ear and base of stop; dark or ruby. Light eyes in light colours permissible.
Ears:   Large, flaring, set on at an angle of approximately 45 degrees; giving breadth between ears. Tipped or broken down highly undesirable.
Mouth:   Jaws strong, with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. the upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
Neck:   Slightly arched, medium length.
Forequarters:   Shoulders well laid; lean, sloping into slightly broadening support above straight forelegs, set well under chest giving freedom of movement without looseness.
Body:   Level back. Body, from point of shoulder to rear point of croup, slightly longer than height at withers. Well sprung ribs, deep brisket.
Hindquarters:   Muscular: hocks well let down, with good turn of stifle, well apart, turning neither in nor out.
Feet:   Small and dainty, turning neither in nor out; toes well divided but not spread, pads cushioned, fine, strong, flexible pasterns. Neither hare nor cat-like, nails moderately short.
Tail:   Medium length, set high, carried up and over back (sickle tail). When moving never tucked under or curled below the topline. Furry, flattish in appearance, broadening slightly in centre and tapering to point.
Gait/Movement:   Brisk, forceful action, neither high stepping nor hackney; good reach without slackness in forequarters, good drive in hindquarters. Viewed from front and behind legs should move neither too close nor too wide, with no turning in or out of feet or pasterns. Topline should remain firm and level when moving.
Coat:   Smooth, of soft texture, close and glossy, with undercoat and ruff permissible.
Colour:   Any colour or mixture of colours, except Merle of any combination.
Sizes:   Weight: up to 2.7 kg (6 lbs) 1-1.8 kg (2-4 lbs) preferred. If two dogs are equally good in type the more diminutive preferred.
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.
Notes:   Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

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CHIHUAHUA LONGCOAT STANDARD

Group:   Group 1 (Toys)
General Appearance:   The Standard of the Chihuahua (Long Coat) is the same as the Standard of the Chihuahua (Smooth Coat) with the exception of the following:-
Coat:   COAT - Long, soft texture (never coarse or harsh to touch) either flat or slightly wavy. Never tight and curly. Feathering on ears, feet and legs, pants on hind quarters, large ruff on neck desirable. Tail long and full as a plume.

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All standards appearing above are as per Australian National Kennel Club Standards