Lean, powerful and elegant, this is an athletic and impressive worker. The Roo Dog is an intensely fierce hunter, but it can also be a well-mannered and friendly companion pet when raised and trained properly. However, it is best suited for rural areas and working homes. Dog-aggression is an undesirable trait, seing how these hounds are often used in packs when hunting. The body is well-muscled, deep-chested and light, with a strong neck, narrow head and well-developed jaws. The legs are long and sturdy.
Although there are still some rough-coated examples to be found, the majority of Australian Greyhounds have flat smooth coats, accepted in all shades, but most common in fawn, grey and brown brindle colourings, with or without white markings. The average height is around 25 inches, but taller dogs exist.
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