American Staghound

The American Staghound is a sighthound and is primarily used to pursue and hunt a variety of game, usually stag,wolf and coyote. This dog was produced by crossing of the Greyhound with Scottish Deerhound. It is not recognized as a breed as it is used more for its function as a sighthound than as a type. The dog looks like a prototype for Greyhound. It has long legs, strong muscles and deep chest. It has rugged feet and thick skin. The dog stands around 24 to 30 inches and can weigh anywhere from 60 to 100 pounds. It comes in an assortment of colours. An exceptional quality of this dog is an excellent eyesight while some dogs also have scenting ability. This running dog can be as fast as a Greyhound but has more endurance.

Though typically used as hunting dog, It can be an exceptional family pet. The dog is not recognized by any club and it is more a type of dog than a separate breed.

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