112 DOGS AND ALL ABOUT THEM muscular development that are to be seen in the judging ring. Mr. George Raper's Roasting Hot is one of the most prominent
winners of the day ; he is a fawn and white, as handsome as a peacock and, moreover, is a good dog in the field. On one occasion after competing successfully at the Kennel Club Show at the Crystal Palace, he was taken to a coursing meeting where he won the stake in which he was entered. A brace of very beautiful bitches are Mr. F. Eyer's Dorset Girl and Miss W. Easton's Okeford Queen.
Although, as a rule, the most consistent winners in the leash have not been noted for their good looks, there have been exceptions in which the opposite has been the case. Fullerton was a good-looking dog, if not quite up to the form required in the show ring. Mr. Harding Cox has had several specimens that could run well and win prizes as show dogs, and the same may be said of Miss Maud May's fine kennel of Greyhounds in the North of England. In the South of England Mrs. A. Dewe keeps a number of longtails that when not winning prizes at the Crystal Palace and elsewhere are running at Plumpton and other meetings in Sussex.
The following is the standard by which Greyhounds should be judged.
Head-Long and narrow, slightly wider in skull, allowing for plenty of brain room ; lips tight, without any flew, and eyes bright and intelligent and dark in colour. Ears-Small and fine in texture, and semi
pricked. Teeth-Very strong and level, and not decayed or cankered. Neck-Lengthy, without any throatiness, but muscular. ShouldersPlaced well back in the body, and fairly muscular, without being loaded. Fore-legs-Perfectly straight, set well into the shoulders, with strong pasterns and toes set well up and close together. Body-Chest very deep, with fairly well-sprung ribs ; muscular back and loins, and well cut up in the flanks. Hind-quarters-Wide and well let down, with hocks well bent and close to the ground, with very muscular haunches, showing great propelling power, and tail long and fine and tapering with a slight upward curve. Qoat-Fairly fine in texture. Weight-The ideal weight of a dog is from 60 pounds to 65 pounds, of a bitch from 55pounds to 60 pounds.