Spanish Greyhound

Country of origin: Spain
Registries: UKC, Galgo
Espanol Club of America
Occupation: Sighthound
Size: 23.5 to 27.5 in tall;
weight proportionate
to height
Longevity: 11 to 13 years
Exercise: Daily run
Training: Moderate challenge
Grooming: Easy
Colors: Any

The Spanish Greyhound, or Galgo Espanol, is  probably descended from several different  sighthound breeds, including the Saluki, Ibizan Hound, and  English Greyhound. The breed has been used for centuries  in Spain as a hunting dog capable of running quickly over  rough terrain. It was primarily used for hunting hare.  This dog is a sighthound, with a long head, long neck,  long flexible body, and strong legs. The Spanish Greyhound  has a deep chest but not as deep as the English  Greyhound. The tail is very long. She is tall, between 23.5  and 27.5 inches at the shoulder. Her coat may be short  and smooth or wirehaired. The colors are primarily  brindle, black, cream, and red, often with white markings.



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