Points in Order of Merit
1. Typical - The Irish Wolfhound is a rough-coated Greyhound-like breed, the tallest of the coursing hounds and remarkable in combining power and swiftness.
2. Great Size and Commanding appearance
3. Movement - Easy and active
4. Forelegs - heavily boned, quite straight, elbows well set under.
5. Thighs - long and muscular; second thighs well muscled, stifles nicely bent.
6. Coat - rough and hard, especially wiry and long over eyes and under jaw.
7. Body - long, well ribbed up, with ribs well sprung and great breadth across hips.
8. Loins - arched, belly well drawn up.
9. Ears - small, with Greyhound-like carriage.
10. Feet - moderately large and round; toes, close well arched.
11. Neck - long, well arched and very strong.
12. Chest - very deep, moderately broad.
13. Shoulders - muscular, set sloping.
14. Tail - long and slightly curved.
15. Eyes - dark
Note: The above in no way alters the "Breed Standard" 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 the 'Standard", it is the latter which is correct.