There are many breeds of greyhounds: Russian, American and English. Some were known in antiquity: mountain, Crimean, Courland, Moldavian, Khiva, Horta. This is a fast, specialized breed with pronounced traits of character of the exterior. As a rule, greyhound dogs have long and high legs, a streamlined body shape, a dry constitution, excellent eyesight, a sharp nose, fitness for long-distance running, grace and slim build. The main purpose of their breeding is hunting. Among the famous breeds consider the most common.


Afghan Afghan

A long-haired , tall, rather powerful dog, despite its naive appearance. There are always many legends around this breed. In appearance, beautiful pets, adapted to live in aviaries. They will always remain faithful to their master. A distinctive feature of this breed is silky long wool, which requires constant care.

Afghan hounds are stubborn in nature from childhood, and they will show the hunter’s instincts from a young age, constantly chasing any objects resembling game. But dogs are vulnerable and with a low pain threshold. Begin to moan from even minor wounds and abrasions. It is not recommended to purchase a family in the presence of children.

Azawak Azawak

This breed is characterized by ancient history. Azawak is a born hunter with a built-in taut physique. Distinctive traits of character - the rapid achievement of captured prey, retention without killing, until the owner approaches.

The animal is strong and agile, but completely balanced and not aggressive. The presence of the hunting instinct helps to quickly catch up with any animal, but at the same time the dogs will not tear the skin of the beast right away, but will patiently wait for the arrival of their master.

Bacchmul Bacchmul

His homeland is Northern Afghanistan. Bakkhmuli bred specifically for hunting. Distinctive features - thick silky fur with tan, hanging long ears and expressive eyes. Dogs have a stable nervous system. Quickly calm down after an unsuccessful hunt, and are ready to immediately take another animal on the trail.

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Spanish galgo Spanish galgo

These are true aristocrats, proud, very beautiful, slender, roasted dogs with a tight adjacent skin to the body and an elongated attractive face. Unlike other greyhounds, they have an erect back and a small musculature, and a high-level skeletal body helps to balance the body well with fast running. The color can be any, most often - black and white.

Greyhound Greyhound

This high-speed, hardy hunting breed with short hair, with a long muzzle and a broad head was intended for hunting rabbits and still shows its abilities quite well. There are always a lot of legends around her, and the present origin is still unknown.

Greyhounds are good hunters. Can be kept in aviaries or at home. These are good, loyal pets, ready to rush to the enemy in order to protect their family members. But they are difficult to tolerate the new environment that must be considered when purchasing them.

Deerhound Deerhound

Distinctive features: powerful constitution, pointed head shape, strong jaws and no less weak hind legs. Wool is inherent shaggy with tan. The breed has a strong physique and a rather attractive appearance. These are intelligent, loyal, patient, calm dogs, infinitely loyal and loving little children. In addition, they have excellent hunting instincts and qualities.

Wolfhounds irish Wolfhounds irish

Breed bred specifically for the chase and fight with wolves. Distinctive features: powerful jaws, small ears. The energy reserve is impressive. Despite the formidable appearance, the Irish Wolfhound can be loyal and generous. He looks handsome and charming.

Previously, dogs were bred only to protect the sheep. Today, pets can live in the enclosures of private houses, become good companions and fierce defenders of their owners if necessary.

Magyar Aghar Magyar Aghar

These are beautiful, slender, long-legged dogs with white coarse hair and various color: more often - brown with white spots. The main features - thin with bends and a long tail, a small wedge-shaped head, standing ears. By their nature, they are distinguished by calm and balance, vigilance and loyalty, speed and excitement.

Hart polish Hart polish

Breed - hardy and strong, designed for hunting large animals, wolves, hares. These are lean animals of high stature and with large expressive eyes. Pets are balanced, bold, affectionate, quite obedient.

They are characterized by a certain stiffness and restraint in relation to outsiders. Dogs lend themselves well to training, are non-aggressive, easily find a common language with their relatives, they even nicely communicate with cats if they grew up with them from an early age.

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Saluki Saluki

About this breed knew even the ancient Egyptians. Features - narrow muzzle, ears covered with hair, slightly curled tail at the end. By color is any. Today saluki are rare. These are rather large smooth-haired animals with close-lying hair to the body and small ears. This combination looks quite harmonious.

These are also beautiful dogs with interesting body proportions. They have no undercoat, but their eyes are pretty expressive and black. Growth - average. By color can be any. By character restrained, however, gentle, but not particularly affectionate.

Taigan (Kirghiz Greyhound) Taigan (Kirghiz Greyhound)

This breed is specially bred for the highlands and the pursuit of sheep, badgers. These are born hunters of medium height. The color is usually black with a tan and slightly curled hair.

Taigans are great companions and just favorites for their owners. But if you want to get yourself such a pet, you should not forget about the peculiarities of character, because you need to socialize a dog from an early age, which is not always possible for beginners.

Whippet Whippet

An elegant and graceful breed of small size with a slender long head and curved loin. Dogs - smart, kind, easy-going. Suitable for owners - lovers of entertainment and jogging for long distances. But for sick and weakened people, it is better to think about choosing another, more relaxed breed of greyhound dogs.

Hortai Hortai

A dog with a dry and rather muscular physique. These are obedient, sociable dogs, unpretentious in keeping and eating. Can quickly adapt to the conditions of the city and long walks.

This breed has Russian roots. This is a kind and beautiful dog with expressive kind eyes. Hortai on color usually white with red spots. Undercoat - curly and tightly pressed to the body.

Russian greyhounds Russian greyhounds

Russian greyhound is considered the oldest breed with small ears, slightly elongated musculature and arched back. Wool in Russian greyhounds is truly luxurious. The breed was bred by breeders specifically for hunting wolves in the days of the monarchy. Dogs not only drive the predator fast, but can also become excellent pets.

This is a popular breed today among amateur dog breeders with a calm temperament and incredible excitement at the sight of prey. Graceful elegant dogs with an excellent physical physique. They can not look after, admire at the sight of the street or in the park.

You should not get the city people who are constantly busy and do not have time in abundance of their pet. Dogs with respect are more adults, but for children and adolescents may show aggression and are skeptical, which should be wary if you want to start.

As indoor dogs among the breeds of greyhounds, miniature Italian greyhound, originally bred for hares, can be noted. In size it is a small, playful breed and does not need special care. It will be an excellent pet for city dwellers in apartments. The dogs are small in size, but speedy enough.

Breeders recommend greyhounds for people who already have experience with them. In addition, it is necessary to care for them correctly, so that the pets have an attractive, presentable appearance.

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  1. Gentlemen, where is the smallest greyhound Italian, Italian greyhound ????

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