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Spanish Greyhound

Size: Medium

Weight: 44 - 66 lbs.

Height: 23" - 28"

Life Span: 12 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: Spain (Ancient Times)

Also Known As: Galgo Espanol

Group: Sighthound

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

Still used today as a field and racing dog, the Spanish Greyhound is a running breed. You will need to provide plenty of exercise. Your Spanish Greyhounds will appreciate a safe, secured area in which they can run free.

Grooming Needs

No special grooming requirements.

Temperament

The Spanish Galgo (Greyhound) is often referred to as independent, but a tad timid. They are an aloof breed that needs room to exercise, may to be somewhat snappy and occasionally, difficult to train.

Compatibility with Kids

Gentle with young children.

History

The Spanish Greyhound is probably a descendant of the Sloughi. This breed accompanied the Moors when they occupied Spain more 1,000 years ago. Although the breed is named "Greyhound," it is a different breed, with a unique lineage. "

Pet Facts

Smaller and less fast then the traditional Greyhound. The breed was named for the Gauls, who lived in the Iberian Peninsula (400 - 600 B.C.).