In France it is almost unknown, but in the United States it has a certain popularity. The Longdog is one of the recent canine breeds resulting from a cross between several greyhounds. His slender body and long, narrow head are not misleading about his origins, not to mention his agility, speed and endurance.
Characteristics of the Longdog
Talking about the Longodog turns out to be more or less complex given that it has no standard and is not recognized by any canine authority. It is one of the recent breeds of dogs resulting from crosses undertaken by humans. Since the appearance of the animal differs from one subject to another, it is difficult to describe its real physical peculiarities. But one thing is certain: the Longdog has all the typical traits of a greyhound. His body and his long legs prove that he is indeed part of this great canine family renowned for his speed in racing events. The Longdog also has a fairly long and narrow head with neither too large nor too small eyes and a stretched nose. The ears are also of medium size. While some individuals have a short coat, others may have a long coat. The colors are also variable from one species to another.
History of the Longdog breed
The Longdog is a breed resulting from a cross between the Greyhound and other greyhounds such as the Whippet, the Saluki or the Deerhound. The choice of hybridization is made according to the qualities sought in the animal. Thus, the cross between the Greyhound and the Saluki allows for example to obtain a dog enduring, dynamic and fast. By crossing the Greyhound and the Whippet, we obtain a Longdog developing tenacity, a strong acceleration as well as a rapid recovery capacity. Finally, the association between the Deerhound and the Greyhound results in a breed capable of hunting deer, fox, wild boar, hare or even rabbit. The Longdog is originally from Ireland and enjoys a certain recognition especially in Anglo-Saxon countries. In France, it remains particularly rare.
Necessary living conditions and behavior of the Longdog
The Longdog is considered an excellent pet that has many qualities. He is at the same time very affectionate towards his owners in addition to being gentle and sociable. It is not an aggressive or hyperactive animal, which is why it can evolve in families even with children. Nevertheless, it is always advisable to supervise the animal well when it is with the small blond heads to avoid any accidents. Able to adapt to all environments, the Longdog does not like loneliness which can cause anxiety in him. Being a greyhound, he needs regular physical exercise.
Diet and main health problems of the Longdog
In general, the Longdog is a hardy dog. But it sometimes happens that it is subject to certain diseases such as gastric torsion, osteosarcoma which is a kind of bone cancer affecting dogs with large bones, autoimmune thyroiditis or even cardiomyopathy. This dog is also sensitive to heat which can cause exhaustion in him.
Price of a Longdog dog or puppy
- Male Longdog price: nc
- Longdog price female: nc
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