The Standards 
of the Afghan Hound

 
continuing with part 4

Shira

FCI
Australia
NECK:
Long, strong with proud carriage of head.
NECK:
Long, strong with proud carriage of the head.
AKC
NECK: The neck is of good length, strong and arched, running in a curve to the shoulder which are long and sloping and well laid back.
FAULTS: Neck too short or too thick; a ewe neck; a goose neck; neck lacking in substance.
1.) Mostly topline and neck are mentioned with
one phrase. This is in general:

excellent topline to
very beautiful/typy/nice outlines to
correct line from neck and back and
well/correct neck-back-line.
2.) Variations:
ideal topline,
elegant neckline,

excellent upper outline.
3.) neck as a detail:
long/good neck
beautiful/well length of neck.


 
Neck and Body of my young bitch (at 1 and at 2 years of age and clipped with 4 years AFTER RETIRING):

Gene 4 Jahre Gene 5 Jahre

 
FCI
Australia
BODY:
Back level, moderate length, well muscled, back falling slightly away to stern.  Loin straight, broad and rather short.  Hip bones rather prominent and wide apart.  A fair spring of ribs and good depth of chest.
BODY:
Back level, moderate length, well muscled, the back falling slightly away to the stern.  Loin straight, broad and rather short.  Hip-bones rather prominent and wide apart. A fair spring of rib and good depth of chest.
AKC
BODY:  The back line appearing practically level from the shoulders to the loin.  Strong and powerful loin and slightly arched, falling away toward the stern, with the hipbones very pronounced; well ribbed and tucked up in flanks.  The height at the shoulders equals the distance from the chest to the buttocks; the brisket well let down, and of medium width.
FAULTS:  Roach back, sway-back, goose rump, slack loin; lack of prominence of hipbones, too much width of brisket causing interference with elbows.
Frequently the chest is mentioned:
1.) The statements reach - as common practice - from
excellent chest to
very good chest to
typical/good/correct chest.
2.) Variations of the overall common phrases:
perfectly shaped chest in depth and width,
great depth of chest and correct ribbs,

perfectly developed chest
great cage of ribbs,
very beautiful chest in all details
good ribbs
well arch of ribbs,
spacious chest
deep chest
beautiful forechest.
3.) Other parts of the body are mentioned seldom:
level/firm/good back
beautiful small of the back
good old-fashioned/distinct dip,
strong short loin,
excellent/very good/good croup,
correct sloping croup,
beautiful broad croup
firm/distinct musculation.


Shira
 
FCI
Australia
FOREQUARTERS:
Shoulders long and sloping, well set back, well muscled and strong without being loaded. 
Forelegs straight and well boned, straight with shoulder viewed from front; elbows close to rib cage, not turned in or out.
FOREQUARTERS:
Shoulders long and sloping, well set back, well muscled and strong without being loaded. 
Forelegs straight and well boned, straight with shoulder, elbows held in.
AKC
LEGS:  Forelegs are straight and strong with great length between elbow and pastern, elbows well held in.  Shoulders have plenty of angulation so that the legs are well set underneath the dog.  Too much straightness of shoulder causes the dog to break down in the pasterns, and this is a serious fault.  All four feet of the Afghan Hound are in line with the body, turning neither in nor out. 
FAULTS:  Front or back feet thrown outward or inward; weak or broken down pasterns.
FCI
Australia
HINDQUARTERS:
Powerful, well bent and well turned stifles.  Great length between hip and hock with comparatively short distance between hock and foot. 
Dew claws may be removed.
HINDQUARTERS:
Powerful, well bent and well turned stifles.  Great length between hip and hock with a comparatively short distance between hock and foot. 
The dewclaws may be removed or allowed to remain at the discretion of the breeder.
AKC
HINDQUARTERS:
Hindquarters powerful and well muscled with great length between hip and hock; hocks are well let down; good angulation of both stifle and hock; slightly bowed from hock to crotch.
FAULTS: Too straight in stifle; too long in hock.
1.) Quite common are:
excellent angulations of the fore- and hindquarters to
very beautiful angles to
perfect/correct/typical/right/good.
2.) Variations of the above:
excellent in standing and angulation
limbs correkt in standing and angulation.
3.) Often the shoulder is emphasized:
beautiful sloping shoulder
long sloping shoulder
beautiful angle of shoulder,
well layed back/located shoulder
very good placed shoulder
good position of shoulder.

popular variations of the forehand:
perfect/correct/good front.

further aspects:
good depth of stifle.



 
FCI
Australia
FEET:
Forefeet strong and very large both in length and breadth, and covered with long, thick hair, toes arched.  Pasterns long and springy, pads well down on the ground.  Hindfeet long, but not quite as broad as forefeet; covered with long thick hair.
FEET:
Forefeet strong and very large in length and breadth and covered with long thick hair, toes arched.  Pasterns long and springy, especially in front, and pads well down on the ground.  Hindfeet long, but not quite so broad as forefeet, covered with long thick hair.
AKC
FEET:  Forefeet large in both length and width; toes well arched; feet covered with long thick hair; fine in texture, pasterns long and straight; pads of feet usually large and well down on the ground. 
The hind feet are broad and of good length; the toes arched, and covered with long thick hair.
FAULTS: Pads of feet not thick enough; or feet too small; or any other evidence of weakness in feet.
1.) Statements of the feet:
big/middle-sized/beautiful/good feet as well as
beautiful big feet or
good broad feet.

 
 
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