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Spanish Greyhound

Spanish Greyhounds are characterized by a long, narrow head, generous ribcage, well tucked up belly and very long tail.

About the Spanish Greyhound

The Spanish Greyhound, or Galgos, are believed to be among the ancestors of the Greyhound. They can also be found in a rough-coated variety, with harder hair that can vary in length and tends to form a beard and moustache, as well as eyebrows and a tuft on the top of the head.

These are serious, aloof dogs that expend much energy and show great vivacity on the hunt. Despite this, in the home they are gentle, quiet dogs who get on well with children and other pets.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
Spain
Group
FCI Group 10
Size category
Large
Avg life expectancy
12–14 years

Key facts

  • Patient with children and other animals
  • Needs moderate exercise
  • Requires moderate grooming

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