Silken Windsprite - LHW
N - FCI recognized breeds.
Character is a nice, friendly, loyal dog -to owners it is visibly pleased when it spends much time in the owner´s company. It gets well with children, to strange dogs it is well tolerated without any problems. It does not seek conflicts. Rather it tends to shun them. It likes playing with the dogs that knows. It is lively and willing to allow playing with children and adults. It is a sports-based dog , fast and agile hound, which is like a normal Whippet, not as introverted as other hound breeds, but in any case not hyperactive.
If it was properly and extensively socialized at an early age, it can live together with various small domestic pets. As a right hound it almost starts with dignity, though certainly not indifferent to the surrounding events. To strangers it is reserved, to the owner and members of its family it is nice and kind. It is affectionate and it can appreciate reciprocate. Its relationship is much closed.
Education there is no special problems, although sometimes it has a as origin hound its own opinion. Positive stimulation (treat) it in this case could convince. Education must be in any case by non-violent, sweet, but obviously consistent. It is also very receptive and docile, blindly slavish obedience from it however we cannot expect. It is an intelligent dog, owner should not shout at it, it suffers badly, but carefully it responds to voice intonation. The big difference in its behaviour it is at home when e.g. resting, and taking some action, whether it is racing, the dog sport requiring speed and agility, or hunting. For any action is active, zealous even enthusiastic.
It needs a lot of movement like all Greyhounds, the most sports activities are definitely racing. It focuses on mainly off-road racing. Quality performances are obviously conditioned by corresponding fitness training. As for other Greyhounds it is the best for it the long walks hearty held a fast pace with a dog on a leash by owner´s leg. If the dog is unleashed freely, it is a little bit risky. Furthermore, it is not without risks run freely in nature, and where the animals can occur. Outdoor pen it is not suitable. It suits to sporty family, where it can be even a guide on long hiking tours.
This is a small Greyhound Whippet identical except long hair, which protects it from the weather, and thicker skin. Physique must be athletic, but sleek, contoured lines of the body are graceful and smooth as Whippet with short hair. The head must be noble, upper body lines begins nicely arched and continues through to the withers and the back slightly arched loins, and the long, steep, steep but not stern.
Underline the body starts just behind the elbows, where the deepest chest. Then gently at first, but then significantly increase tucked into the abdomen. Thus corresponds to the top line and complement it. The image of the breed illustrates proper angulations relatively long hind legs and carried hanging nicely curved tail. Seen from above, it is evident for chest narrow "waist". Requires the same height at the withers as the Whippet with a short coat, i.e. ma e is from 47 to 51 cm and female is 46-50 cm (with a tolerance of ± 2 cm for both sexes). When measuring height at withers it is necessary to take into consideration the amount of hair at withers.
The head is long, in moderately broad skull. When viewed from above toward the eyes gradually narrows and passes to properly terminated; strong muzzle nose. When viewed from the side, the top lines of the skull in the imaginary extension of the line of the muzzle. Muzzle must not show even the slightest hint of coarseness and size must match the size of the skull. The nose should be black. Lighter, but always uniform in colour, may be in subjects with light coloured hair. The jaws should be set on a race of this size there are relatively massive teeth. A scissor bite is required.
The eyes are large, inquisitive expression, with the darkest irises. Light brown eye colour is undesirable. The edges of the eyelids must be fully dark colour. The earlobes must be folded backwards, otherwise borne undesirable. They are very soft, with bases stronger. When roused, when the bases with raised or are tilted to the side, must never be rotated forward. Adjacent peaks in peace to the neck.
The neck should be strong, dryly muscled. From head toward the shoulders, gradually expanding and continuously passes into them. It should never be thick. Neck is most, but gracefully arched over its head, it is unwanted and throaty.
The back should be broad, powerfully muscled, flexible and long. The chest is deep chest is viewed from the side visible. Muscle forming the abdominal wall is fixed, vulnerabilities are rolled up.
The forelegs are strong, when viewed from the front straight, equally spaced in the elbows and wrists. Shoulders should be long, smooth surface and muscled shoulder must be bulging to the sides. The distance between their peaks at shoulder width corresponds to the chest. Elbows or paws must not be turning in or out. Shoulders are oblique, their peaks upwards and backwards. Shoulder bones may be slightly longer than the blades when the bottom then the chest at elbow level is suitably deep. When viewed from the side they must be angled pasterns too forward may be slightly skewed to be sufficiently strong and flexible.
The hindquarters must be viewed from the proper angulations, appropriately long and muscled. When viewed from behind should be sufficiently broad, muscular. Hocks must not show even a hint of toe. The feet have jointed arched toes with tough padded and reasonably long, curved claws. At the fore and hindquarters should be "hare" shape, i.e. cat feet (round shape) are permissible.
The tail should be long, supple. Passed between the hind legs weakness on one side or the other upward has its own end (without hair) reach to the hip bump the same side of the body. Hair on it is pretty wavy but not curly.
The coat should be soft and silky to the touch, long. Undercoat must be proportionate to the amount that still protects the dog from the cold. The hair should not be too bulky. The outer coat consists of soft, slightly wavy or curly hairs up. On the rear side of the loose parts of the forelegs (from the elbow to the ground) .Feathering on the back of the thigh "pants" on the underside of the tail is called a flag and the underside of the chest "fringing". Desirable coat enhances the elegance of the dog's movement. On the neck form a distinctive long hair "collar". On the head, distal portions of both legs and forearms front hair short.
Grooming is undesirable however it is possible by careful shortening protruding guard hairs clean up the outline of the body so as to be sharp and uniform. It is permissible to any colour of the coat.