The Magyar agar is a dog breed that is also called MA or Hungarian Greyhound. The MA, although called a greyhound, is not a descendant of the Greyhound breed and is not even known as a Greyhound in its country of origin that is Hungary and Transylvania. The proper alternative name should be Hungarian gazehound or Hungarian sighthound. The dog was bred for hunting and coursing but is more often kept as a companion.
These dogs can live in the city but should be provided with sufficient opportunities to exercise by running, walking or jogging. As with any other sighthounds, the dog should be kept away from cattle. The dog does not like the cold although their coat can adapt to the cool weather when necessary.
The MA is an affectionate and well-behaved breed. They have gentle and calm temperament, quiet, sweet and cautious. They can get long well with children and other dogs and are not likely to bite or attack them. They can be quite reserved with people especially with unfamiliar ones.
This breed is NOT recognized by AKC however it is recognized by FCI & UKC.