Magyar Agár

The Magyar Agar is an original hunting breed. Its origin can be traced back to the time of the conquest of the country by the Magyars. The skull bones found during excavations are proof of that. To increase his speed the breed has been crossbred with different greyhound breeds during the 19th century.

History

Various greyhound breeds have contributed to the emergence of the Magyar Agar. Oriental greyhound breeds came during the Great Migration from the 4th to the 6th century in today’s Hungary. They were brought by the Huns. In the year 890 the Magyars, a warlike folk of horsemen from the Urals, were falling into the region. They probably brought with them Borzois, a greyhound breed, which is in today’s Russia still widespread. These animals were bred in the existing greyhounds. In this way, the Hungarian Greyhound was created as a new breed. This new breed has been used for centuries mainly by the nobility for hunting. Greyhounds from England were imported about 1900. These...

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