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Galgo Español

Information and Pictures

A Galgo Español is standing in front of a green wall and looking forward

Fusta de Valle Estrella, owner: Alfredo Zoreda

Other Names
  • Galgo
  • Spanish Galgo
  • Spanish Greyhound






Height, Weight

Height: 23 - 28 inches (60 - 70 cm)
Weight: 44 - 66 pounds (20 - 30 kg)

Health Problems


Living Conditions

The Spanish Greyhound will do okay in an apartment if it gets enough exercise. It is relatively inactive indoors and a small yard will do. Greyhounds are sensitive to the cold but do well in cold climates as long as they wear a coat outside. Do not let this dog off the leash unless in a safe area. They have a strong chase instinct and if they spot an animal such as a rabbit they just might take off. They are so fast you will not be able to catch them.


This breed needs to be taken on a daily long walk or jog, where the dog is made to heel beside or behind the person holding the lead, as instinct tells a dog the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human.

Life Expectancy

About 12 years

Litter Size

About 6 to 8 puppies


The smooth, shorthaired coat is easy to groom. Comb and brush with a firm bristle brush, and dry shampoo only when necessary. This breed is an average shedder. Cut nails as needed.





  • ACA = American Canine Association Inc.
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.