Sighthounds and Galgos del Sol with Marylou Hecht
The sleek, agile sighthound breeds are growing in popularity, due in part to the amazing work of Galgos del Sol, the international dog rescue and adoption charity.
But first what is a Sighthound exactly? Wikipedia defines them this way: “Sighthounds, also called gazehounds, are a type of dog, hounds that hunt primarily by sight and speed, rather than by scent and endurance as scent hounds do.” They say, “These dogs specialize in pursuing prey, keeping it in sight, and overpowering it by their great speed and agility. They must be able to detect motion quickly, so they have keen vision. Sighthounds must be able to capture fast, agile prey such as deer, and hares, so they have a very flexible back and long legs for a long stride, a deep chest to support an unusually (compared to other dogs) large heart.”
In 2007, Tina Solera, her husband and two young children moved to Spain to escape the infamous British weather. Little did Tina realize, upon moving to Spain, that she would make the decision that would change her life forever. In addition, she changed the lives of thousands of dogs desperately in need of help.
Always an animal lover, Tina could not tolerate the treatment of the Spanish galgos, a traditional hunting dog breed, and decided to devote herself to their rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming…
INSTADOGS OF THE WEEK
Sighthounds – from Italian Greyhounds to Galgos – they are the cutest, sweetest dogs I never knew I wanted.
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