They are however susceptible to other issues. He is affectionate toward his family and gentle with young children. Spanish Greyhound Information Galgos are similar in appearance to Greyhounds, but are distinctly different in their conformation. They excel of course at agility and lure coursing. The American Sighthound Field Association presents lure coursing events that they are eligible for. They are good with children, but you need to be careful no one gets knocked down or hurt. I never meant to cause offense to greyhounds AT ALL! Sometimes referred to as being hypoallergenic, you need to allow your Greyhound indoors as the dog doesn't have an undercoat. Just because he is a sprinter, it isn't wise to take him with you with cycling or jogging as he is geared for a short burst of speed as opposed to a long run. The Spanish greyhound, or galgo, is one of the most persecuted dog breeds. For free. Open land was the favourite haunt of Galgos, and this sleek breed would run and run in pursuit of food for their rich owners to be served upon their opulent tables at banquets. Historians believe the Celts acquired various sighthounds from Phoenician merchants and then the Moors conquered Spain in the 8 th century and brought African sighthounds. Greyhounds are generally several centimeters taller, which makes the male Galgo about the size of an average female Greyhound. Unfortunately there is … Galgos can sleep up to 18 hours a day! I've never let mine o... by CouldBeKim 16 months ago These Boys are Old and Grey 0 replies. Compare Greyhound and Spanish Greyhound and Treeing Walker Coonhound. Sorry to disagree but my greyhound never forgot where she saw prey. The Galgo is smaller than the Greyhound. He can get on well with kind, gentle, respectful children as well as with pets in the home. Retired Greyhounds can often be a bit more of a handful than a rescued/retired Galgo. Even the greys. The Greyhound will require a gentle, fair, kind owner who understands his need for peace and quiet, and then he becomes a most wonderful devoted, loyal and loving pet. Spanish Greyhound (Galgo Espanol) Being an ancient breed, the Spanish Greyhound or Galgo Espanol belongs to the family of sighthound. Greyhounds are better on straight surfaces, Galgos can turn on a dime. (Not a reference to the Stanley Kramer movie from 1960.) I recently posted a brief introduction about the Galgo Espanol, but because many people don’t realise there are differences between the English and the Spanish Greyhound, I decided to list 5: The first, most obvious difference between a Galgo and a Greyhound is the size. Of course, a growing puppy has different nutritional needs from a mature or senior Greyhound. The Spanish Greyhound, more commonly known as the Galgo, is used exclusively as a hunting dog in its home country. Which is vital to our veterinarians. I know Greyhounds shed a lot. Feed your adult Galgo a high quality dry food made for large breed dogs. Our boys, Vince and Sunny, are 15 1/2 years old. Thanks for this article- I have greyhounds and have wondered about the difference in the Galgos and Greyhnd. Hi Jude, thank you for your comment. The Galgos is a lighter, smaller dog with larger ear on a long head. They are similar to English Greyhounds, but the trained eye can spot several differences. Arrian claim to two types of dogs, the smooth and rough coated. I know the two diffrent breeds very well and can agree with most things you have written execpt for one the inteligence and memory of a greyhound is as impressive if not more so than that of a galgo and they don´t forget things as you have implied. Galgos are generally quite a bit smaller than Greyhounds. The 18th and 19th centuries saw very little change in the breed. The origins of the Spanish galgo dog breed stretch back to ancient times. These smaller, more … Learn more about Cleo today. As a sighthound, the Galgo Espanol is prone to have issues anytime with anesthetics. The breed flourished in the second half of the Middle Ages in Spain and well into the 8th century. While this is interesting, you missed some salient points in the welfare of our hounds. My current greyhound is also great with my podencos and my cats. The Males are usually about 71 to 76 cm in height with the females being slightly smaller. As a result, unfortunately the Galgo is subjected to abuse if he’s not fast enough to hunt; they are often mistreated or even killed if they are not up to standard. The Greyhound does however, have a deep chest and this is what makes him vulnerable to bloat or gastric torsion. Shame on you. When he left I looked in the door, yet couldn’t open I saw many galgos in a big cage. As with many articles this was perhaps a generalised statement. The Galgo comes in smooth and rough coats and a variety of colors. In the United States there are Greyhounds registered with the American Kennel Club as well as those registered with the National Greyhound Association. Wow, a lot of negative greyhound comments. Galgo Español / Der Greyhound . i enjoyed reading this, up until 6 months ago, I had never heard of a Galgo, ( or Lurcher ) before. Required fields are marked *. Are the wire-coated Galgos considered hypoallergenic? You love him/her to pieces..no doubt! This was particularly true in dog from the tracks. They are much like the greyhound in that they are laid back, calm, gentle and quiet, unless they are competing on the local track. We also coordinated the transport for Grateful Greyhounds NY and for Greyhound Rescue Rehab for 6 hounds. Both Galgo Espanol and Greyhound has almost same life span. Generally good health as a breed. However, in the 20th century, there was cross breeding with the English greyhound that produced a leaner, faster and powerful track racing dog. They are already used to my dog and are quite young still (1.5 years old, all littermates). The Greyhound is a tall, muscled, long-legged, slender dog with a flexible spine, a deep chest and exceptional eye sight. Just like any dog, he will also need training and socialization as this can build up his confidence and then he knows how to please his owners and what they expect. My first greyhound adored ALL other dogs and loved to meet every dog she saw while out on walks; it was her favorite part of walking. Greyhounds are commonly great with other dogs and fine with cats. The coat of the dog is short and smooth and is found in an assortment of colors, from fawn to white, tan, black and brindle.As far as grooming goes, he is looked upon as a low maintenance breed. The Greyhound, forgetting about the racing part, makes a superb pet too. According to Greyhound experts, an adult Greyhound dog will need an average daily caloric intake of 1740 calories. Both Galgo Espanol and Greyhound has almost same life span. 5 Differences Between a Greyhound and a Galgo Espanol. I have 3 cats and a medium sized dog (some kind of shepherd mix, fine with the cats) – if I got a galgo as a puppy would it be possible to get them used to each other and have the galgo not attack my cats? They spend their lives in damp, tiny, dirty holes or windowless shacks deprived of daylight, exercise and affection. Yo Galgo is the journey of filmmaker Yeray Lopez, who sets out to investigate the plight of the galgo in Spain, after his own galgo helped him get through a heavy depression. By noon on a late-May day, Tina Solera of Galgos del Sol (GDS) had already had what she termed three “cardiac arrests” related to her work of saving the abandoned hunting dogs of southern Spain. Greyhounds are generally not as good with other dogs, as they have only ever known the company of other Greyhounds. Obviously the Galgos looks a lot like the Greyhound, but in some very important ways they are very different. I’ve had greyhounds for 18 years & Whippets before chat! Greyhounds are different, blood levels, body readings, etc. I will correct. I introduce to you - Rayo - my galgo espanol - you could also say spanish greyhound. From the others. It became better known in the Middle Ages, when it was mainly used to hunt hares and was known to be an excellent sighthound. They may try to return to the spot he once saw a rabbit on every walk. My recent trip to Spain was tarnished when I took a walk in the countryside and her a dog crying and howling behind a wall/gate. The rough coat protects dogs that are in climates colder than the ones in Spain and also keeps them from injuring their skin while running. He has a long narrow muzzle, semi-erect/semi-floppy short ears and a long slender tail. The ancient Spanish Galgo, or Galgo Español, is often confused with the Greyhound, it is also even often referred to as the Spanish Greyhound. Galgos are a more intense in the prey drive department. Galgos also tend to be better with cats than Greyhounds are. Finding new homes for them used to be difficult, but not any more. I am sorry you took offense. Galgo Espanol may have less litter size than Greyhound. Have seen first hand what damage that can do! When not racing the Galgos have become great house pets. Galgo Español Spanien, Festland. he also has some podenco blood in his venes. This is perhaps because they are really rare outside of Spain. In the hope I don’t upset any Greyhound owners who may be reading this, I am going to say that Galgos are more persistent and possibly smarter than Greyhounds. The body of a Galgo is longer, and proportionally the head is narrower with a less marked “stop”. We have owned several greyhounds when living in North America (most came from the tracks). Ok, I will throw in one bonus difference. Die Galgos werden meist in Rudeln gehalten und wachsen unter ihres gleichen auf, manchmal auch mit anders rassigen Artgenossen. They have exceled at show competition in Europe but are not well known in the U.S. But since returning to Europe, finding greyhounds has become very difficult, but Galgo’s are easy to find. Both breeds are calm and laid back and they love snoozing comfortably on the sofa, a bed or a duvet. I would like to express my gratitude to the many people within the Galgo and Greyhound communities for their support and help with this guide. In this respect their lightness of weight, their history as a working dog and their anatomy have protected them from it. In Castile, where these games are played, the landscape is open with large fields that requires that the hare travels far greater distances. Muslim and Chrisitan Kings kept Galgo Espanols. Galgo males range from 62-70 cm in height, females are around 60-68 cm. Galgos sind im Gegensatz zum Greyhound eher ausdauernde Langstreckenläufer. I accidentally ran across The Galgos when watching Matilda crying on Galgos Del sol animal rescue on youtube. They have long tails and their chests are not deep like the Greyhounds. 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