Breeds of dogs: Magyar Agar - Ungarischer Windhund

Breeds of dogs: Magyar Agar - Ungarischer Windhund

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Origin, classification and history

Origin: Hungary.
F.C.I classification: Group 10 - greyhounds.

The progenitors of the Magyar agar (Hungarian Greyhound - Ungarischer Windhund) arrived in Europe with the first Magyars, around the ninth century. These dogs remained in their primitive state for a long time, until, in the nineteenth century, they were crossed with the "Greyhound", the very fast English greyhound. It is not widespread, also because many prefer the "Greyhound" to it.

General aspect

Medium sized dog. Morphologically classified as Graioid type. Very slender but strong dog. Neither too massive nor fragile. Dog with longer than square shape. His musculature is well developed. It has a good bone. Very similar, aesthetically speaking, to his English "cousin": the "Greyhound".


Although its appearance may lead one to believe that this breed is very fragile, on the contrary it is very robust. It is far from delicate. Resistant to any temperature change and climate change. Dog that knows how to combine its great elegance with rusticity. It can very well be kept indoors. It is a very clean breed. It also reveals a discreet guard dog, rare attitude for greyhounds.

Magyar Agar (photo

Magyar Agar (photo

Magyar Agar (photo


- males between 65 and 70 cm at the withers
- females a little less than males.

Trunk: slender and with dry musculature.
Head and muzzle: the head has the shape of an elongated triangle. Relatively large skull. Powerful muzzle, not too pointed.
Truffle: dark in color.
Teeth: complete and correct teeth.
Neck: robust, long, well proportioned and muscular.
Ears: they are attached high, not too fine and semi-hanging in the shape of a "V", or worn as in the "Greyhound": they must not always remain straight.
Eyes: they are preferably brown, of medium size, not prominent.
Limbs: they are straight and have good bones.
Shoulder: with right inclination.
Pace: very fast and quick.
Musculature: excellent development.
Tail: not too fine, descent to the hock, with a slightly curved tip, never brought above the horizontal.
Skin: well adherent to the body in all its parts.
Hair: satin, not too fine, thick in winter.
Allowed colors: all possible colors, plain, stained or brindle are allowed.
Most common defects: lack of premolars, deviated jaw, prognathism, enognatism, fearful character, short hair, wavy hair, monorchidism, cryptorchidism, non-standard measures, insufficient musculature, light eye, depigmentation of the truffle, excessive or insufficient angles, too short or badly carried tail, short neck, atypical head, badly worn ears, saddled back, incorrect movement, atypical.

curated by Vinattieri Federico -