National Championship of the Galgohunt in Spain

Galgos are Spanish greyhounds that are exclusively used for hunting, otherwise known as coursing, there origin is not exactly known but they are slightly different in appearance from an Irish Greyhound. They have a slightly smaller muscle-mass and a tougher skeleton with a more elongated body. Their ears are positioned at the side of their head, whereas greyhounds have their ears on top of their head. Their snout is slightly broader than the Greyhounds'. These 2 races are occasionally interbred in Spain, in the belief that these crossbreds are faster. Galgos are more playful than Greyhounds. You can allways recognise a Galgo by their tail; it is 'hooked' in appearance, whereas a Greyhound has a curved tail.

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