Galgo Español

The Galgo Español is similar in appearance to the greyhound, and like these dogs they are quiet and gentle in the house. Originally bred for hunting, they are capable of running long distances. In their native Spain, Galgo Español dogs are often put down when they reach the end of their working life, at two or three years old. For this reason, several rescue organisations have been set up to find them adoptive homes, both in Spain and across Europe.

Character and Temperament

The Galgo Español has a similar temperament to that of the greyhound. They can be a little shy and reserved, so it is important that they are socialised as puppies to get used to other dogs, people and different locations. As long as they have regular opportunities to run they are content to doze away their days in a basket or on the sofa. The Galgo Español tends to be relaxed and laid-back around other dogs and is generally considered to be cat-friendly. They are also very good with children, being calm and patient, and enjoy being stroked and fussed over; this makes them excellent family pets. They also excel at lure coursing, and while they are as yet little...

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