Although he is part of the group of so-called "primitive" dogs, his overall appearance, high on legs, and endowed with great finesse, is not unlike the Greyhound's.
Equal in size, his general appearance is average and symmetrical. At first glance, his silhouette seems slightly longer than tall. In spite of his finesse and apparent fragility, he is endowed with a robust and very solid constitution, without any fat. His beautiful musculature, as well as his solid bones, are easily visible under his skin.
Between 66 and 72 cm (25.98 to 28.35 inches) for the male
Between 60 and 67 cm (23.62 to 26.38 inches) for the female
Between 19 and 23 kg (41.89 to 50.71 pounds) for the male
Between 19 and 23 kg (41.89 to 50.71 pounds) for the female
The color of the coat is preferably red and white, or single-colored in white or red. Fawn is sometimes accepted, but in very exceptional cases.
His hair is found in two varieties; short and wiry. The short, glossy coat is non-silky and very resistant. The wiry hair is rather rough and abundant.
His head is long and narrow, cone-shaped, truncated and rather dry. It has a very slight stop.
His beautiful light amber small eyes are oblique in shape. His erect and mobile ears resemble an elongated rhombus, a third of which is cut off.
His nose is flesh-color. His tail is sickle-shaped in action, while rather drooping at rest.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 5, section 7 and is #89