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List of Points in Order of Merit
- 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.
- GREAT size and commanding appearance.
- Movements easy and active.
- Head, long and level, carried high.
- Forelegs, heavily boned, quite straight; elbows well set under.
- Thighs long and muscular; second thighs, well muscled, stifles nicely bent.
- Coat, rough and hard, specially wiry and long over eyes and under jaw.
- Body, long, well ribbed up, with ribs well sprung, and great breadth across hips.
- Loins arched, belly well drawn up.
- Ears, small, with greyhound like carriage (rosed).
- Feet, moderately large and round; toes close, well arched.
- Neck, long, well arched and very strong.
- Chest, very deep, moderately broad.
- Shoulders, muscular, set sloping.
- Tail, long and slightly curved.
- Eyes, dark.
Note: 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.