Group 10 – Sighthounds

Group 10: Sighthounds – FCI

The group 10 includes 13 canine breeds, validated by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI). All of them are ancient breeds of hunting dogs in sight with disconcerting speed, keep in mind that the term Sighthound comes from hare. These dogs have a very particular morphology. Are divided into 3 sections and are classified according to the type of coat, except some primitive or related sighthounds that are integrated into the Group 5. Here is the constitution of the group 10 and the main specificities of these Sighthounds.

Standard – classification FCI

  • Group 10: Sighthounds
  • 1 Afghan Hound

    Afghan Hound

    The Afghan Hound It behaves so haughty and reserved, especially with strangers

    “Afghan Hound”

    Also known as Tazi is a dog

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    2 Azawakh (Tuareg Sloughi)


    The Azawakh they are excellent companions for runners and are nearly impervious to heat.

    The Azawakh (Tuareg Sloughi), It is a breed of dog of the type

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    3 Borzoi – Russian Hunting Sighthound


    The Borzoi It is an affectionate and obedient dog with the master

    Dogs are mentioned in 17th century publications, with those who

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    4 Deerhound

    Scottish Deerhound

    The Deerhound resembles a Greyhound larger coarse hair and stronger bone.

    Where does the Scottish Deerhound “Deerhound”?


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    5 Greyhound (English Greyhound)

    English Greyhound

    The Greyhound It is a breed of dog that is used mainly as animal of company and competition.

    There are several explanations about the

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    6 Hungarian greyhound (Magyar Agár)

    Magyar Agár

    The nature of Hungarian greyhound, like its appearance, It is elegant. Extremely sensitive and smart, friendly sweetie, but never nosy.

    The Hungarian greyhound is one

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    7 Irish wolfhound

    Irish Wolfhound

    The Irish wolfhound It is the largest breed of dog that there is; adults reach an average height of between 95 and

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    8 Italian Greyhound

    Italian Greyhound

    The Italian Greyhound despite being an Italian breed, it is not very widespread in your country.

    Of ancient origin, the Italian Greyhound

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    9 Polish Greyhound

    Polish Greyhound

    The Polish Greyhound born to hunt, not only of the hare, the bustard and the fox, but also the wolf.

    The “Sighthound

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    10 Saluki


    In the Middle East a Saluki You can never be sold, You can only give away in signal estimation.

    The Saluki, commonly known as “Real dog

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    11 Sloughi (Arabian Greyhound)


    It is said that the Sloughi (Arabian Greyhound), is the most intelligent hound.

    Native to North Africa and probably a descendant of the ancient “Egyptian hound”,

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    12 Spanish greyhound

    Spanish Greyhound

    The Spanish greyhound is highly appreciated for your discretion and sincere affection, never inordinate, that he professes for his owner.

    The Spanish greyhound

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    13 Whippet


    The Whippet, like all sighthounds, is quite reserved. Don't play too much. His passion is hunting.

    The Greyhounds have ancient origins, Since

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