Original Name : Magyar Agár
Type : Graioid
Male size : 25½-27½ inches
Female size : 24½-26½ inches
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : Hungary
Magyar Agars are untiring dogs packed with swiftness and staying power. Prized for their endurance and resistance, some Magyar Agars even outperform Greyhounds at some distances on the track. Naturally a little aloof, but never timid, this Hungarian breed is quick, intelligent, loyal and very vigilant.
Viewed from the side and above, wedge-shaped with fairly broad base.
Long, muscular, well developed withers, firm, broad, very muscular back, very broad, highly muscular, straight loins, broad, slightly sloping croup.
All sighthound colors and color combinations permitted, save blue, blue-white, brown, wolf gray, black and tan, and tricolors.
Good size, thick, set medium high, well carried rose ears, clinging to the neck.
Set medium high, strong, thick, tapering only slightly, curved a little, reaching the hock.
Short, dense, coarse, flat, in winter a thick, abundant undercoat may develop.
Magyar Agars have solid bones and good muscles, giving the impression of elegant strength. The breed has a long history going back to the arrival of the Magyars in what is present-day Hungary, as proved by skulls unearthed on archeological digs. These dogs were cross-bred with various sighthounds in the 19th century to improve speed and stamina.