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  Medium sized, of noble bearing with clean-cut lines.  Graceful yet powerful.  Very  fast with easy

  movement and alert expression.


  An alert keen hunter, hunting be scent and sight using its ears to a marked degree when working close.


  Alert, intelligent, friendly affectionate and playfull.


  Skull long. Lean and well chiseled.  Foreface slightly longer than skull.  Only slight stop.  Top of skull

  parallel with foreface, whole head representing blunt wedge when viewed in profile and from above.


  Amber coloured, blending with coat; oval, moderately deep set, with keen intelligent expression.


  Medium high set; carried erect when alert, but very mobile; broad at base, fine and large.


  Powerful jaws with strong teeth.  Scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and

  set square to the jaws.


  Flesh-coloured only, Blending with coat.


  Long lean, muscular and slightly arched. Clean throat line.


  Shoulders  strong, long and well laid back.  Forelegs straight and parallel. Elbows well tucked in.

  Pasterns strong.


  Strong, and muscular.  Moderate bend of stifle.  Well developed second thigh.  Limbs parallel when

  viewed from behind.


  Strong , well knuckled and firm, turning neither in nor out. Paws well Padded.


  Lithe and almost straight top line.  Slight slope down 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.


  Medium set - fairly thick at the base and tapering (whip-like), reaching just below the point of hock.

  A screw tail is undesirable.


  Free and flowing; head held fairly high and dog shoulder cover ground well without any apparent

  effort.  Legs and feet should move in line with body;  and tendency to throw feet sideways, or

  high stepping ‘hackney’ action highly undesirable.


  Short and glossy, ranging from fine and close to slightly harsh; no feathering.


  Tan to rich tan with white markings allowed as follows:  White tip on tail strongly desired.  White on

   chest (‘The Star’).  White on toes.  Slim white blaze on centre line of face permissible.  Flecking or

   white other than above undesirable.


   Dogs:   56 - 63 cms (22-25 ins);  Bitches:  53 - 61 cms (21 - 24 ins).


   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 and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.


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