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Hungarian Greyhound
  Size: Large-Sized Dog

Other Names:
Magyar Agar
Hungarian Gazehound
Hungarian Sighthound
MA

Country of Origin: Hungary, Transylvania (now part of Romania)

AKC:
CKC:
UKC: Sighthound & Pariah
While the Hungarian Greyhound bears some resemblance to Greyhounds, there are a number of significant differences between the two breeds. Hungarian Greyhounds are longer in body than they are tall, and have a heavier bone structure than Greyhounds. Their heads are more wedge-shaped, with substantial jaw muscles and shorter snouts, giving them a less-refined appearance than most Greyhounds. They also have much thicker skin with a short, dense and smooth coat that is slightly longer during winter months. They have rose-shaped ears that are raised about half way and oval-shaped eyes with a bright and gentle looking expression.
Height: 25½-27½ inches; Female: 24½-26½ inches
Weight: 49-68 pounds
Color(s): Any, except for black and tan, blue and tricolor
Coat: Smooth, dense
Description: The Hungarian Greyhound is not descended from the Greyhound, and is not known as a "greyhound" in its country of origin. A more appropriate name would be "Hungarian Gazehound" or "Hungarian Sighthound". The Hungarian Greyhound is used for hunting and coursing, and is also kept as a companion. The Hungarian Greyhound are not as fast as Greyhounds on short sprints, but possess greater endurance and stamina, making them much more suited to running longer distances for longer periods of time. In the old days, these dogs would have been expected to trail alongside their masters on horseback.
Temperament: The breed is affectionate and docile, and make wonderful pets. They are unlikely to bite or be snippy with people, although they have a much stronger guarding instinct than some other sighthound breeds. They are usually well-behaved around children and also with other dogs. They are somewhat reserved but should not be overly shy.
Training: Hungarian Greyhounds are intelligent, and easy to train. As with all dogs, early socialization is a must. They are very easy to housebreak. Although they can live peacefully with cats and other small animals inside the home, it is important to remember their coursing heritage. As such, they will tend to want to chase down anything that resembles prey. However, with proper introduction and supervision, they can coexist very well with cats and small dogs.
Care & Grooming: Long walks, free running and trotting next to a bicycle are the best ways to exercise Hungarian Greyhounds.
Shedding:
Health:
Lifespan: 12-14 years
Litter Size: 6-10 puppies

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