Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

Hungarian Greyhound

(Magyar Agar)

Hungarian Greyhound

(Magyar Agar)


ORIGIN

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FCI
Hungary.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
06.04.2000.

UTILISATION

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FCI
Hunting and coursing dog which hunts the game by sight. His nose is nevertheless noteworthy. He is especially skilled in coursings and race tracks, yielding good results particularly in longer distances. He is a very good companion and a loyal watch dog.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 10Sighthounds
Section 3Short-haired Sighthounds
Without working trial

UKC
Sighthound/Pariah

TRANSLATION

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FCI
Brought up to date by Dr. Paschoud and Mrs Elke Peper.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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FCI
The Magyar Agar is an original hunting breed. His origin goes back to the times when the Magyars conquered the country. This is proved by archeological findings of skull bones. To increase the dog’s speed the breed was crossed with different sighthound breeds in the 19th century.
UKC
The Hungarian Greyhound is an original hunting breed, dating back to the time when the Magyars conquered Hungary. The breed was used for coursing game by sight, though it also has a good nose, and also for racing, at which it excels at long distances. The Hungarian Greyhound was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2006.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Gives the impression of strength; bone structure and musculature very strongly developed. Elegant.
UKC
A strong yet elegant sighthound, slightly longer than tall, with well developed bone and musculature.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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FCI

The length of the body sligthly exceeds the height at the withers.
The length of the muzzle is approximately half of the length of the head.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Untiring, full of stamina, fast, tough and robust. Excellent on the race-course; he is on some distances faster than the Greyhound.
Somewhat reserved by nature, but not shy, sensible, intelligent and faithful. He is watchful; his instinct to protect people and their houses and property is developed, yet he is not aggressive or vicious.
UKC
Fast, tough and robust, the Hungarian Greyhound is excellent on the racetrack. The breed is somewhat reserved by nature, yet not shy. It is sensible, intelligent and faithful, and makes an excellent companion and watchdog.

HEAD

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FCI
Wedge shaped with a rather broad base, seen from above and in profile.
UKC
Wedge-shaped, with a rather broad base, when viewed either from above or in profile.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Moderately strong, broad; the forehead fairly wide.
UKC
Fairly strong and broad, with a wide forehead and a pronounced stop.

Stop

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FCI
Pronounced.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Relatively large, well pigmented; with large, wide open nostrils.
UKC
Large, with well opened nostrils and complete pigmentation.

Muzzle

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FCI
Strong, elongated, not too pointed.
UKC
Long and strong, not too pointed, with muscular cheeks, well developed jaws and close fitting, well pigmented lips. Approximately the same length as the skull.

Lips

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FCI
Close-fitting, tight, well pigmented.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Jaws powerful, strong; well developed, strong and complete scissor bite, according to the dentition formula.
UKC
The Hungarian Greyhound has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite.

Cheeks

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FCI
Strong, muscular.

Eyes

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FCI
Of medium size, dark. Neither deep-set nor protruding. The expression is keen and intelligent.
UKC
Medium size, dark in color, neither sunken nor protruding. Expression is keen and intelligent.

Ears

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FCI
Rather large; their texture is distinctly thick; set on at medium height, well carried rose ears clinging to the neck. When the dog is alert, they are raised up. The heavier ears are more desirable than the light ears. Permanently pricked ears are faulty.
UKC
Rather large, with thick leather being preferred to thin. Rose ears, carried thrown back in repose and raised up when the dog is alert.

NECK

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FCI
Medium long, yet elegant, dry, muscular. Without folds.
UKC
Medium long, elegant, dry and muscular, without dewlap.

BODY

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UKC
Slightly longer than tall in proportion. The chest is deep and distinctly rounded, giving much lung room. The ribs are well arched and reach well back into the body. The back and loin are broad, straight and firm, with strong musculature. The croup is broad, muscular and slightly sloping. The belly is moderately tucked up.

Withers

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FCI
Well developed, muscular, long.

Back

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FCI
Broad, straight, firm, very well muscled.

Loin

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FCI
Very broad, straight, strongly muscled.

Croup

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FCI
Broad, slightly sloping, strongly muscled.

Chest

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FCI
Brisket deep and distinctly rounded for providing adequate room for the heart and the big lungs. Ribs well arched, extending far back.

Underline and belly

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FCI
Moderately tucked up.

TAIL

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FCI
Strong, thick, set on at medium height, tapering only moderately, slightly bent, reaching to the hocks. The underside is covered with wiry hair. In repose carried hanging down; in action it may be raised up to the level of the topline.
UKC
Set on at medium height, thick and long enough to reach to the hock. The underside is covered with wiry hair. In repose, the tail hangs down; in action, it is carried up, but not above the level of the topline.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Forelegs strong and sinewy; seen from the front and the side, they are straight and parallel.
UKC
The shoulder blades are long, mobile, muscular and moderately sloping. The upper arm is long and slightly sloping.

Shoulder

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FCI
Shoulder blade moderately oblique, mobile, muscular, long.

Upper Arm

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FCI
Long, slightly slanting, muscular.

Elbow

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FCI
Fitting flexibly to the chest, mobile, neither turned in nor out.

FORELEGS

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UKC
Strong, straight and sinewy. The elbows fit close to the chest, but have free action. The pasterns are short and vertical.

Forearm

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FCI
Long, straight, of strong bone structure and with lean muscles.

Pastern

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FCI
Pastern joint: Broad and strong.
Pastern: Short and vertical.

FEET

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UKC
Fairly large, elongated, with strong pads and nails.

Forefeet

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FCI
Relatively big, elongated; strong pads; strong nails kept short.

Hind feet

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FCI
Relatively large, slightly elongated, with strong pads and nails.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Hind legs well angulated, though not excessively so; strongly muscled, with plenty of bone. Seen from behind, standing parallel.
UKC
The hindquarters are well angulated and powerfully muscled.

Thigh

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FCI
Powerfully muscled, with muscles rather longish in shape.

Stifle

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FCI
Moderately angulated, strong, neither turned in nor out.

HIND LEGS

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UKC
The legs have plenty of bone. They have long muscles. The stifle is moderately angulated. The hock joint is strong and well let down. Rear pasterns are short and vertical.

Lower thigh

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FCI
Long, with lean muscles.

Hock joint

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FCI
Strong, well let down.

Rear pastern

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FCI
Viewed from behind parallel, when standing and moving.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Ground covering, elastic trot; viewed from front and behind the limbs move in parallel planes.
UKC
A ground-covering, elastic trot, in which the feet do not converge towards a center line of travel.

SKIN

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FCI
Relatively thick, fitting well all over, without folds or dewlap.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Short, dense, coarse, smooth. In winter time a considerable amount of dense undercoat may develop.
UKC
Short, dense, coarse and smooth. In cold climates, a fair amount of dense undercoat may develop.

COLOUR

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FCI
All colours and combinations known in sighthounds are admitted, except the colours or colour-combinations mentioned as “Eliminating faults”.
UKC
All colors except blue, blue and white, brown, wolf grey, black and tan or tri-color. These colors are eliminating faults.

SIZE

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Height at withers

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FCI

Ideal height at withers for dogs 65 to 70 cm.
Ideal height at withers for bitches 62 to 67 cm.
The size measured in centimetres at the withers is less important than the overall balance of the dog.
UKC
Approximate height at the withers for males is 25.5 to 27.5 inches. For females, 24.5 to 26.5 inches. Height is less important than overall quality and balance.

FAULTS

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FCI
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
UKC
Ears: Prick ears.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

  • Undershot or overshot mouth, wry mouth.
  • One or more missing incisors or canines or premolars 2-4 or molars 1-2. More than two PM1 missing. The M3 are disregarded.
  • Entropion, Ectropion.
  • Colours blue, blue-white, brown, wolf-grey, black and tan; tricolour.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
  • Aggressive or overly shy.
  • Atypical head.
UKC

Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism. Undershot, overshot, or wry bite. Entropion, ectropion.
Teeth: Undershot, overshot, or wry bite.
Eyes: Entropion, ectropion.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.