Spanish Greyhound (Spanish galgo) is an ancient dog breed from the Sighthound family. They were bred from the beginning for hunting purposes, even today they are used for hunting purposes in Spain. They are gentle, calm, and loving dogs that make a great family member. Spanish Greyhounds are a great choice for families with kids as they will be great playing partners for them.
23-27 in (60-70 cm)
50-65 lb (23-29 kg)
Dog Breed Characteristics
Spanish Greyhounds have a short and dense coat that requires weekly brushing to keep their coat clean and healthy. With these dogs all colors are acceptable but these are the most typical:
- Burned chestnut
- Flecked with black
They will also need other basic care; brush their teeth at least three times a week. Check their ears for signs of infection and redness, bathe them regularly, and trim their nails if they don’t wear them down naturally.
Spanish Greyhound dogs are medium active and they will need a proper amount of daily activities to be happy. Playing with his owner in the house, chasing the ball, or just long walks can all do the trick and keep this dog satisfied. If you provide him with enough daily activities you don’t have to worry that your dog will miss behave.
To ensure that you end up with the best possible dog, early socialization is a must. Start socializing your Spanish Greyhound as soon as you bring him home. With proper socialization, you will ensure that your dog doesn't become shy or aggressive. Expose your Spanish Greyhound to many different dogs, people, sight, and sounds and that will teach him how to properly react in many different situations.
Spanish Greyhound and kids
As a pet, the Spanish Greyhound can be wonderful. They get along great with all family members and love spending time with them. Especially they love kids and they can be great playing partners for them.
No matter how good your dog is you should never let them play without supervision, so any unwanted behavior would emerge (nipping, tail pulling, etc.)
Spanish Greyhound and other animals
Spanish Greyhound gets along with other dogs and enjoys their company. With proper socialization, you don't have to worry that your dog will become aggressive or wouldn't get along with other dogs. Since this is a hunting dog in some cases Spanish Greyhound can start chasing smaller animals.
Spanish Greyhound is a healthy dog breed with a life expectancy of 12-15 years. TO be sure that you will end up with the best possible dog regarding health always buy him from responsible and official dog breeders. Because they regularly test their breeding dogs you can be sure that their puppies won’t have any inherited diseases. Always ask to see the results of tests from the puppy’s parents.
Spanish Greyhound breeders
When getting a dog, the most important thing is to get it from a responsible and reputable Spanish Greyhound breeder. These dogs are energetic and protective, and getting a poorly bred dog can have catastrophic results. Responsible breeders will breed dogs that don’t only look good but have great characters as well. You must find a good Spanish Greyhound breeder that can help you learn about this breed and make an informed choice about getting a dog with these characteristics.
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World Dog Finder team