The English translation was corrected and arranged by Roderick Russell-
- Colours in the Breed
- Education and Development
- The versatile Galgo
- Galgos in Shows
- Health and Care
- Hunting with Galgos in Spain
- Rescue Galgos
- FCI-Breeding in Spain
- Galgos outside of Spain
The Galgo Español
Originally bred in its homeland, Spain, for hunting hares, the Galgo Español has found his way into the rest of the world. One reason surely is that the breed is also suited as a pleasant companion and a family dog.
Galgos show the typical characteristics of sighthounds. At home, they behave relatively calm and unobtrusive as they save their energy and their Spanish fire for the outside walks. They are very affectionate with their master and their family. Galgos are gentle and sensitive with children and get along easily with other dogs and even with cats, when they have got used to them.
Galgos are not stupid and in contrast to the generally held opinion that sighthounds are not obedient, they are relatively easy to educate and are willing to learn all the most important commands. Once you have got a Galgo as a companion, you will never want to be without him again.
"Congratulations on an excellent book!"
"I really enjoyed reading the English book and especially the chapter on "Appearance". That chapter should be a must for anyone who wants to judge the Galgo Español."
"We've just adopted a 2 yr old Galgo Espanol & though expensive, this book has given us a great deal of insight & information about a wonderful breed of dog, often abused & discarded in it's native land."
"This book (which I read in one sitting the day it arrived) has been very helpful and interesting. It has reinforced other information I read and is also true to my experience, so far, of living with my lovely hound."
"Very helpful book."
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