Ketama is a two-year-old Spanish Galgo dog who lives happily with her owners in the Netherlands. This beauty has one characteristic that distinguishes her from her breed and other relatives – she has an unusually long neck. Because of this feature, the doggie is often compared to a giraffe.
The owner said: “I found out that there is a big problem in Spain. The Galgos are used for hunting which is a big tradition. But if the dogs are not good enough for the hunter they get killed or dumped. Also, at the end of the hunting season, some dogs who didn’t hunt well also get killed or dumped.”
Most often, the Spanish Galgo is used for hunting and dog racing. Unfortunately, in their native Spain, they often suffer from human cruelty, but the owners saved Ketama from trouble just in time. This beauty has really unusual proportions for the breed usually found in males.
Ketama is the center of attention on her walks.
Monique said: “For her breed, she’s an exceedingly long girl. She is longer than most of the females of her breed I have seen. She has the measurements of a boy. We get a lot of attention on the streets. There are not a lot of breeds like Ketama over here. And also, when I am walking her, she has so many leashes on. She wears a collar, and a safety harness. Because she’s so very slim and agile, she can escape easily from a normal harness or only her collar.”
Ketama is a very intelligent, kind, gentle dog. She always loves to be around people and often asks for affection. Like all dogs, she can be goofy, but all of her mischiefs are forgiven. Her owners hope that because of Ketama’s peculiarity, they will draw the attention of animal advocates to the problem of the mistreatment of Spanish Galgoes.