All you dind’t know about the SPANISH HOUND (or SPANISH GREYHOUND)

All you dind’t know about the SPANISH HOUND (or SPANISH GREYHOUND)

This breed belongs to the group of trackers.

Its appearance in the Iberian Peninsula is very old; some sign that the Celts introduced it and others attribute it to the Romans, but what is clear is that it is a breed dedicated to hunting in general, which over time specialized in hunting for free career and later it was used in competition sports following a decoy. For a long time they were isolated, but today many associations are dedicated to the rescue of these creatures, long considered simple tools, and seek families to give them up for adoption.

Photo: Sergio Catala

It is a visual tracker, of good size, with a compact skeleton, a broad thorax and a healed belly, with plumbed and muscular extremities. Extremely agile and fast, it has great strength and speed.

Nowadays it begins to know itself like a companion animal; his character is withdrawn and serious, he enjoys home life, being very affectionate with all family members, including other pets. He is affectionate, gentle, independent and somewhat reserved or indifferent to strangers.


Long, lean and dry head, elongated and thin snout with black truffle.

Photo: Sergio Catala

Small eyes of oblique shape and oblique, hazel with calm eyes

It has muscular but light neck. Carry its head elegantly. Its ears are of high implantation and with a wide base, triangular shape.

Low insertion tail, being broad at the base and tapering towards the end; it is low and located between the thighs.





From 60 to 70 cm


About 20- 25 kg

Fur Coat

Very dense hair, thin, short and smooth; there is a variety of hard hair


Mid long


12 years


Active, docile and affectionate

Relationship with Children


Relationship with other dogs



Visual tracking, competition and company

Exercise Need

Fits easily insidoors

Food daily ration

500 to 600 gr/ day

Fur care