How much should a greyhound weigh


He Spanish Greyhound He was for a long time the favorite dog in the hare hunt in Spain. Later his fame continued in the lucrative sport of dog racing, where he is still a splendid canine. At present he is not only a great dog for sports, he is also kept as a pet where he proves to be a companion of excellent aptitudes.
Very noble character. Of course, those trained for races or puppies that demonstrate too much the instinct to run, which has been so desired at their crossings, training should be granted that accentuates pet skills and decreases those of running dogs. If it is achieved, it can become a wonderful pet.
They adapt easily to life inside the house. Although you should be provided frequent exercise, without excess. It is also recommended to brush it often

The Spanish greyhound is already known in the Ancient Age by the Romans, although we must assume that its arrival and implantation in the Peninsula is much earlier. Descendant of the ancient Asian hounds, it has adapted to our different areas of steppes and plains. It has been exported in large quantities to other countries such as Ireland and England, during the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, our greyhound being one of the parents of the English greyhound that presents with the Spanish greyhound the similarities of the breed that served as the basis before its subsequent selection and acclimatization. It should be noted, among the numerous quotes of classical authors, that of the Archpriest of Hita that says: "The hare that comes out, then, gives the gauge.", Thus demonstrating the main and ancestral function of the breed.

Hound dog of good size, emetric, subconvex, sublonguilinear and dolichocephalic. Compact skeleton, long narrow head, large capacity chest, very retracted belly, and very long tail. Rear train well plucked and muscular. Fine and short or hard and semi-long hair.


Sublonguilinear structure, longitudinal diameter briefly greater than the elevation to the cross. Proportionality and functional harmony must be sought, both in static and in motion.


Serious and withdrawn, sometimes although in the hunt shows great energy and vivacity.

Provided with the rest of the body, long, dry and dry. The skull-snout ratio is 5/6: skull length 5, snout length 6. Divergent craniofacial lines. The cranio-snout set seen from above must be very elongated and uniform, with a long, narrow snout.

Skull: Of small width and subconvex profile. The width of the skull will not reach the measure of its length. The skull is crossed by a well-marked central groove in its first two thirds, the frontal sinuses and the occipital crest are simply marked.
Naso-frontal depression (Stop): Soft, very little accentuated.

Truffle: Small, wet and black mucous.
Hocio: Long, subconvex profile, with slight gripping of the upper edge towards the truffle. Narrow nasal cane
Lips: Very thin. The superior will cover just the inferior. The lower one will not show marked commissure. Fine, tense and dark mucous.
Jaws / Teeth: Strong, white and healthy teeth. Scissor bite Very developed canines. There are all premolars.
Eyes: Small, oblique, almond, preferably dark, hazelnut. With a calm, sweet and reserved look.
Eyelids: Fine skin and dark mucous membranes. Very close to the eyeball.
Ears: Wide base, triangular, fleshy in its first third and thinner and thinner towards the end that will be round toe. High implantation In semi-erect attention in its first third with the tips bent to the sides. At rest in pink, attached to the skull. Exerting traction will come very close to the corner of both lips.
Palate: The color of the mucous membranes with very sharp ridges.

Long, oval section, flat, slender, strong and flexible. Narrow in the part of the head, continuing with slight widening towards the trunk. Upper edge slightly concave. Lower edge almost straight with slight central convexity.


Seen as a whole: Rectangular, strong and flexible, giving a feeling of strength, agility and endurance. Widely developed chest, very collected belly.
Top line: With slight concavity on the back and convexity on the spine. Without sudden interruptions and without oscillations during the movement, giving a feeling of great elasticity.
Cross: Simply marked
Back: Straight, long and well defined.
Loin: Long, strong, not very wide and with an arched upper edge with compact and long muscles, giving a feeling of elasticity and strength. The height of the spine in its central part can exceed the elevation to the cross.
Rump: Long, powerful and on desk. Its inclination is greater than 45 ° with respect to the horizontal line.
Chest: Powerful, although not very wide, deep without reaching the elbow and very long to the floating ribs. Sternum tip marked.
Ribs: The ribs with wide intercostal and flattened spaces. The rib should be well visible and marked. The thoracic perimeter will be slightly higher than the cross elevation.
Belly and flanks: Belly abruptly collected from the sternum, bonded. Short and dry lands, well developed flanks.


Of strong birth and low insertion, it runs glued between legs progressively tuning to a very fine point.
Flexible and very long, it far exceeds the hock. At rest, sickle-shaped fall with a very sharp and laterally inclined end hook. Tucked between legs with a final hook that almost brushes the ground in front of the hind limbs, it is one of the positions that most confer to the breed.



Seen as a whole: Perfectly plumb, fine, straight and parallel, short and thin metacarps, hare feet.
Back: Dry, short and inclined. The scapula must be significantly shorter than the arm.
Arm: Long, longer than the scapula, very muscular, with free elbows although attached to the trunk.
Forearm: Very long, straight and parallel, well defined bones, with well marked tendons. Very developed carpal pads.
Metacarpus: Slightly inclined, thin and short.
Previous Feet: Hare Tight and tall fingers. Long and strong phalanges. Tubers and pads hard and well developed. Moderate interdigital membrane and well developed nails.
Angulations: Scapula-humeral angle: 110 ° humeral-radial angle: 130 °.

Seen as a whole: Powerful, well-defined, muscular muscles with long and well-developed muscles. Perfectly plumb and with correct angulations. Well marked hocks, short metatarsals and perpendicular to the ground, hare feet with high fingers.
The hind limbs give a sense of power and agility in the momentum.
Thighs: Very strong, long, muscular and tense. The femur as perpendicular as possible. Seen from behind, they will have a very marked musculature with the naked eye, long, flat and powerful, their length is 3/4 of that of the leg.
Leg: Very long, bone marked and thin. Muscled at the top, less in the lower area, with clear appreciation of veins and tendons.
Hocks: Well marked with clear appreciation of the tendon that will be highly developed.
Metatarsus: Fine, short and perpendicular to the ground.
Posterior feet: Hare, as in the previous members.
Angulations: Coxo-femoral angle: 110 °
Femoro-tibial angle: 130°
Hock Angle: higher than 140 °


The typical movement is naturally galloping. The trot must be long, grounded, elastic and powerful. No tendency to laterality and no amble.

Very close to the body in all its areas, strong and flexible, pink. The mucous membranes must be dark.


Dense, very thin, short, smooth, spread throughout the body to the interdigital spaces. Slightly longer on the back of the thighs. The variety of semi-long hard hair has greater roughness and length of hair, which can be variable, although always distributed evenly throughout the body comes to have a beard and mustaches on the face, eyebrows and toupee on the head.

Indeterminate. The following are considered as more typical colors and in order of preference:
• Barcinos and brindle more or less dark and with good pigmentation.
• Blacks.
• Dark and light wafers.
• Toasted.
• Cinnamon.
• Yellow.
• Red.
• Whites.
• Berrendos and pios.

Raised to the cross: 62 to 70 cm males
Female 60 to 68 cm
A margin of 2 cm is allowed on the elevation for copies of excellent proportions.

Any deviation from the aforementioned criteria is considered as a fault and the severity of it is considered to the degree of
the deviation from the standard and its consequences on the health and welfare of the dog.

• Slightly wide or slightly chiseled head.
• Profile of the straight muzzle, pointed snout.
• Parietales accused.
• Absence of some premolar.
• Caliper bite.
• Slightly short tail, poorly exceeding hock.
• Scars, wounds and excoriations during the hunting season.

• Big head.
• Overly wide skull and pointed snout.
• Very marked naso-frontal depression.
• Parallel craniofacial axes.
• Belfos and marked gill.
• Moderate superior prognathism.
• Absence of canines not due to trauma.
• Clear, round, bulging or prominent eyes.
• Ectropion, entropion.
• Short, erect or small ears.
• Short and round neck.
• Saddled back-lumbar line.
• Elevation to the lower kidney than the elevation to the cross.
• Short, round or slightly inclined group.
• Low thoracic perimeter.
• Ribs in barrel.
• Short flanks.
• Very globular, round and slightly elongated muscles.
• Incorrect aplomb, fingers separated, cow hocks.
• Weak pads.
• Tail and amputated ears.
• Appearance of strong, heavy or not very flexible lines.
• Unbalanced character.

• Aggressive or fearful dog
• Absence of typicity.
• Split nose.
• Pronounced superior prognathism or inferior prognathism.
• Very broad, flat and straight back-lumbar line.
• Chest that far exceeds the elbow.
• Any other sign of typicality that you remember or indicate
• Albinism

Any dog ​​showing clear signs of physical or behavioral abnormalities must be disqualified.

Males should have two normal-looking testicles completely descended into the scrotum.