This is the third issue in the “Hungarian sheep and hunting dog breeds” coin series. The first two, the Vizsla and the Komondor, sold out at the Mint in Budapest within days. The coin is due to be released on October 4, 2021 and we urge you to reserve as many coins as you want now. You will not be charged until the coins are issued, so now is the time to guarantee that you won’t miss out.
Face value: HUF 2,000
Metal: brass (Cu75Ni4Zn21)
Gross weight: 16 g
Designer: Boglárka IMREI
Diameter: 34 mm
Max. mintage: 10,000 pcs proof-like
The Magyar Agár is a tough, fast sighthound with an endless supply of stamina. Though traditionally used for hunting, these dogs also make vigilant watchdogs and faithful companions.
The Magyar Agár is an original hunting breed from Hungary. Experts believe the Magyars brought these dogs with them when they first settled the Carpathian Basin around the 9th century.
Though similar in appearance to the Greyhound, these dogs are a bit longer and stouter. As for their racing skills, the Magyar Agár has more endurance over longer distances. But it can't accelerate quite as fast as the Greyhound.
Breeders crossed the two in the 19th and 20th centuries to add more endurance to the Greyhound bloodline and rekindle dwindling stocks of Magyar Agár after World War II. The United Kennel Club recognized the breed in 2006.
The Magyar Agár is an elegant sighthound with a strong bone structure and well-developed muscles.
This breed's short coat is dense, coarse, and smooth. Magyar Agárs develop a thick undercoat in the winter that protects them from harsh weather.
These dogs come in all colors and combinations. But blue, blue and white, brown, wolf grey, black and tan, and tri-color are considered eliminating faults by breed standards.
The Magyar Agár has a wedge-shaped head, long muzzle, and elegant, muscular neck. The breed's dark eyes give an intelligent expression, and its rose ears are large and thick. These dogs also have a deep chest, well-arched ribs, tucked-up belly, and long, muscular legs.
Magyar Agárs are friendly dogs that make wonderful pets for people with active lifestyles. Though they can be a bit reserved, these pups usually get along great with other dogs and kids. Their loyal, protective nature also makes them excellent watchdogs.