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Galgo Espanol – Dog Breed Guide

Breed summary

Size: Large
Weight: 44 - 66 pounds
Height: 23 - 28 inches
Longevity: 12
Bark Tendency: Low
Aggression: Low
Compatibility to other pets: High

Adopt a Galgo Espanol, Dog Breed Guide

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Galgo Espanol

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Date – Believed to be several centuries old
Country – Spain
Family / Group – Sight Hound, Hound

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Dog Registry of America
United Kennel Club

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Galgo Espanol originates in Spain and dog experts believed that the4se sighthounds are several hundred years old. There are a lot of speculations regarding their roots. Some believe that they are descendants of Ibizan Hounds. Some believe that they are the descendants of the greyhound-like dog breed which were brought by Muslims of Arab ancestry when they reached Spain. Most believe that they are closely linked to the Sloughi breed and that these two dog breeds share the same breeding lineage. But one thing is for sure, these Galgo Espanol dogs were widely used in the Iberian Peninsula as hare coursing dogs and hunters of small game.

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Galgo Espanol is considered to be superb pets for their calmness towards children. These dogs will show loyalty to the family. Outdoors, these dogs will be active and will love to play. Indoors the dogs will be sedentary.

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These greyhounds types of dogs were originally bred for hare coursing and hunters of small game. In Great Britain, these dogs are also used for greyhound racing.

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Galgo Espanol is very adaptable when it comes to living conditions. They can live in rural, suburban or urban areas. They can also live in apartments.

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These dogs require minimal grooming attention. They are dogs that shed hair in little amounts.

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Galgo Espanol is obedient and eager to please making these dogs very easy to train.

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Galgo Espanol are very healthy and there are no known medical conditions that affect their health.

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These Spanish dogs should be taken on long walks or jogging every day.

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