Silken Windhound

The Silken Windhound is a rare sighthound coursing dog breed that originated in USA. It was developed by Francie Stull, breeder of champion Borzoi by crossing champion Borzois with whippet dogs. The aim was to fill the empty slot of a medium size coursing sighthound which the Silken Windhound now fills so very well.

Standing between 18-24 inches and weighing 33-55 lbs, the Silken Windhound is a graceful, small to medium-sized sighthound with a moderately long silky coat. This breed owes its unique appearance, elegant build, and the athleticism of a true coursing dog to champion Borzoi and Whippet ancestors. The moderately long head comes with strong muzzle that leads to dark nose. Almond-shaped eyes are dark and large. Mobile ears are small and fine in texture. The long, slender, well muscled and slightly arched neck widens gradually into shoulders. This dog has a short back, and long, wide and muscular loin. Deep chest has moderately sprung ribs. Long and flexible tail falls in sweeping curves. The silky, luxurious coat can be straight, slightly wavy or curly and comes in all colouring and markings.

This breed is NOT recognized by AKC however it is recognized by UKC.

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