BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY : The
Magyar Agar is an original hunting breed. His origin goes
back to the times when the Magyars conquered the country.
This is proved by archeological findings of skull bones. To
increase the dog’s speed the breed was crossed with different
sighthound breeds in the 19th century.
GENERAL APPEARANCE : Gives the impression of strength; bone
structure and musculature very strongly developed. Elegant.
· The length of the body sligthly exceeds the height at the
· The length of the muzzle is approximately half of the length
of the head.
BEHAVIOUR/TEMPERAMENT : Untiring, full of stamina, fast,
tough and robust. Excellent on the race-course; he is on some
distances faster than the Greyhound. Somewhat reserved by
nature, but not shy, sensible, intelligent and faithful. He
is watchful; his instinct to protect people and their houses
and property is developed, yet he is not aggressive or vicious.
HEAD : Wedge shaped with a rather broad base, seen from above
and in profile . CRANIAL REGION Skull : Moderately strong,
broad; the forehead fairly wide. Stop : Pronounced. FACIAL
REGION Nose : Relatively large, well pigmented; with large,
wide open nostrils. Muzzle : Strong, elongated, not too pointed.
Lips : Close-fitting, tight, well pigmented. Jaws/Teeth :
Jaws powerful, strong; well developed, strong and complete
scissor bite, according to the dentition formula. Cheeks :
Strong, muscular. Eyes : Of medium size, dark. Neither deep-set
nor protruding. The expression is keen and intelligent. Ears
: Rather large; their texture is distinctly thick; set on
at medium height, well carried rose ears clinging to the neck.
When the dog is alert, they are raised up. The heavier ears
are more desirable than the light ears. Permanently pricked
ears are faulty.
NECK : Medium long, yet elegant, dry, muscular. Without folds.
BODY : Withers : Well developed, muscular, long. Back : Broad,
straight, firm, very well muscled. Loin : Very broad, straight,
strongly muscled. Croup : Broad, slightly sloping, strongly
muscled. Chest : Brisket deep and distinctly rounded for providing
adequate room for the heart and the big lungs. Ribs well arched,
extending far back. Belly : Moderately tucked up. TAIL : Strong,
thick, set on at medium height, tapering only moderately,
slightly bent, reaching to the hocks. The underside is covered
with wiry hair. In repose carried hanging down; in action
it may be raised up to the level of the topline.
FOREQUARTERS : Forelegs strong and sinewy; seen from the
front and the side, they are straight and parallel. Shoulders
: Shoulder blade moderately oblique, mobile, muscular, long.
Upper arm : Long, slightly slanting, muscular. Elbows : Fitting
flexibly to the chest, mobile, neither turned in nor out.
Forearm : Long, straight, of strong bone structure and with
lean muscles. Pastern joint : Broad and strong. Pastern :
Short and vertical. Forefeet : Relatively big, elongated;
strong pads; strong nails kept short.
HINDQUARTERS : Hind legs well angulated, though not excessively
so; strongly muscled, with plenty of bone. Seen from behind,
standing parallel .Upper thigh : Powerfully muscled, with
muscles rather longish in shape. Stifle : Moderately angulated,
strong, neither turned in nor out. Lower thigh : Long, with
lean muscles. Hock joint : Strong, well let down. Metatarsus
: Viewed from behind parallel, when standing and moving. Hind
feet : Relatively large, slightly elongated, with strong pads
GAIT/MOVEMENT : Ground covering, elastic trot; viewed from
front and behind the limbs move in parallel planes.
SKIN : Relatively thick, fitting well all over, without folds
COAT : HAIR : Short, dense, coarse, smooth. In winter time
a considerable amount of dense undercoat may develop. COLOUR
: All colours and combinations known in sighthounds are admitted,
except the colours or colour-combinations mentioned as “Eliminating
Ideal height at withers for dogs: 65 to 70 cm.
Ideal height at withers for bitches : 62 to 67 cm.
The size measured in centimetres at the withers is less important
than the overall balance of the dog.
FAULTS : Any departure from the foregoing points should be
considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault
should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree.
· Atypical head.
· Undershot or overshot mouth, wry mouth.
· One or more missing incisors or canines or premolars 2-4
or molars 1-2. More than two PM1 missing. The M3 are disregarded.
· Entropion, Ectropion.
· Colours: blue, blue-white, brown, wolf-grey, black and tan;
NB: Male animals must have two apparently normal testicles
fully descended into the scrotum.