Greyhound Breed Facts

  • Average Weight: 60-88 pounds (male) and 57-75 pounds (female)
  • Energy Level: Low
  • Lifespan: 10-13 years
  • Temperament: Intelligent, Gentle, Quiet
  • Colors: Fawn, Brindle, Black, White, Blue, Red
  • Hypoallergenic: No

Greyhound Breed Overview

The Greyhound is s gentle and intelligent breed that has a long lineage for coursing game. Over 4,000 years ago, the ancient skeletal remains of a dog identified as being of the greyhound form were excavated in modern Syria. The breed is also used for competition at Greyhound dog racing parks and has resurged as house dogs as more and more people are rescuing retired racing dogs.

What is the Greyhound Temperament?

Greyhounds are gentle and intelligent, and are often indifferent to strangers, but are affectionate with family members. They are generally lazy, easy-going, and calm. Despite their great athletic ability, the Greyhound prefers to sleep, as they require less exercise time than most dogs.

What are the Proper Greyhound Grooming Tips & Care?

Greyhounds are inherently clean, as they have no undercoat and have very little natural “dog” odor. They do not require frequent bathing, but a nice grooming mitt can help keep their coats shiny.

What are the Greyhound Health Conditions?

Known for their healthiness and long lives, Greyhound hereditary illnesses are rare. However, some are prone to esophageal achalasia, bloat, and osteosarcoma.

What is the Proper Greyhound Diet?

High-quality dog food is a must for Greyhounds, as most vets recommend their owners avoid commercial dog rolls or cans of wet food. Since Greyhounds are prone to bloat, it is recommended they eat and drink from an elevated level.

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