Etymologists believe Agár, as a place name, was first mentioned in the foundation charter of the town in 1193. It is possible that the name referred to the local importance of raising or hunting with Agár-like dogs. It is still discussed if the word is Slavic or Turkish in origin.
Although the Agár resembles a greyhound, it has a heavier bone structure and its body is longer than it is tall. It weighs 50–70 pounds (22–30 kg) and is about 25–28 in (62–70 cm) height. Its smooth, dense coat can be any color, except blue, blue-white, brown, wolf-grey, black and tan, or tricolor; it has a thicker coat during the winter season. The breed has a broader head and a blunter nose than the common English greyhound. The Agár has uniquely defined rose-shaped ears, oval eyes, and a regal-looking expression. The Agár’s sturdy frame permits long distance pursuits during cooler weather.
The Agár is an agile, affectionate breed. Despite being accomplished hunting dogs for centuries, the breed can easily become a house pet if it has a sufficient amount of exercise.
The Agár needs a strenuous exercise regimen, and it's best to leave them off-leash during training. Despite the Agár sleeping throughout the day, a well-behaved Agár needs at least an hour of vigorous running per day.