- Other names:
- Hungarian Greyhound
- Hungarian Agar
The Magyar agar is a large sized sighthound sometimes called the Hungarian Greyhound, though this is confusing to some, as it does not descend from the Greyhound. It originated in Hungary amongst the Magyar people and was bred as a hunting and coursing dog but nowadays it is often kept as a companion.
These intelligent, affectionate and well-mannered dogs can live in apartments or small homes but should be provided with ample opportunities to exercise by running or walking. They are not aggressive and can get along quite well with children and other pets if properly trained and socialized. Magyars do not like cold weather although they can adapt when necessary. This breed isn't recognized by the AKC however it is recognized by the UKC.