1. TYPICAL: The Irish Wolfhound should
not be quite so heavy or massive as the Great Dane, but more
so than the Deerhound, which
in general type he should otherwise resemble.
2. GREAT size and commanding appearance.
3. Movements easy and active.
4. Head, long and level, carried high.
5. Forelegs, heavily boned, quite straight;
elbows well set under.
6. Thighs long and muscular; second
thighs, well muscled, stifles nicely bent.
7. Coat, rough and hard, specially
wiry and long over eyes and under jaw.
8. Body, long, well ribbed up, with
ribs well sprung, and great breadth across hips.
9. Loins arched, belly well drawn
10. Ears, small, with greyhound like carriage
11. Feet, moderately large and round; toes
close, well arched.
12. Neck, long, well arched and very strong.
13. Chest, very deep, moderately broad.
14. Shoulders, muscular, set sloping.
15. Tail, long and slightly curved.
16. Eyes, dark.
the above in no way alters the "Standard of excellence"
which must in all cases be rigidly adhered to; they simply
give the various points in order of merit. If in any case
they appear at variance with Standard of Excellence it is
the latter which is correct.