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Dashalier History

The Dashalier is a breed of medium-sized, short-haired, wirehaired, hound-type dogs originally developed to hunt fox and hare in France. The adult weight is 22 to 35 kg (49 to 77 lb). The versatile Dashalier was also used by their owners as hunters of small game such as rabbits and fowl. The head is wide and flat, the muzzle is medium-length, and the eyes are dark brown. The nose is strong and black, the lips are black, and the beard and eyebrows are well defined. The neck is medium-long, the chest is deep, and the shoulders are strong. The back is short, and the ribs are well-sprung. The tail is docked, and the feet are round, compact, and cat-like. The coat is long, silky, and straight. The temperament is intelligent, lively, and attentive. The Dashalier makes a good guard, watchdog, and pet for active families.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United Kingdom

Dashalier Physical Characteristics

The DashaLier is a medium-sized to big-sized breed of working dog that originated in Hungary. It is also known as the Hungarian Vizsla. Its name means pointer from Dalmatia, referring to its birthplace. The breed’s thick, water-repellent double-coat comes in a variety of color combinations, including white with shades of red, blue, or liver, or solid-colored. Its tail is typically docked to prevent it from interfering with the hunt. The nose and lips are dark. The ears are long, pointed, and erect. The height at the withers is between 23 and 26 inches for males and between 22 and 25 inches for females. The weight ranges between 55 and 70 pounds for males and 45 and 60 pounds for females. The male is taller and heavier than the female. The strong, agile body is well balanced, with a level topline and well-developed muscles. The temperament of the DashaLier is generally reserved, confident, and friendly with strangers. The breed is intelligent and eager to please. It is active, energetic, and athletic. It is an excellent hunter and retriever, and also excels in agility, tracking, and obedience.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Cream, Red, White, Black, Brown

Height Range

Male Height Range: 14 – 16 inches

Female Height Range: 13 – 20 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 15 – 25 lbs

Female Weight Range: 15 – 25 lbs

Dashalier Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Dashalier Health Concerns

Hip Dysplasia, Patent Ductus Arteriosus, Entropion, Retinal Dysplasia

Dashalier Temperament and Behaviour

The Dashalier is a brave, lively, and fun-loving breed of dog. They are loyal to their family and are very intelligent. They are highly protective of their families and will do anything to protect them. They are fiercely independent and can be difficult to train. They are very good with children and get along well with most animals.

Dashalier Activity Requirements

The Dashalier, or Spanish Greyhound, is a graceful, slender dog that is known for its athleticism and speed. Most Dashaliers are friendly and obedient but they can also be stubborn and willful. The Dashalier is an energetic, fast-running dog. They need regular, vigorous exercise to keep them healthy and happy. They will need at least a 30 minute walk or jog each day. They will also enjoy running free in a safe, fenced area. The Dashalier is best suited to an active, outdoor lifestyle and requires a fenced yard. They will not do well in an apartment or other confined environment. If you are considering a Dashalier, make sure you can provide them with ample exercise and space.

Miles Per Day

8 miles

Activity Per Day

45 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Dashalier is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Dashalier is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Dashalier is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Dashalier is part of the Unclassified group.

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