The Greyhound is sensitive, gentle and generally very good with
children, it has a nervous streak and this must be allowed for, in order
to build it's confidence.
Greyhounds are extremely adaptable, so adopting an ex racing dog or
a rescue Greyhound is a great way to get one of these lovely dogs into
They have a very distinct look, being so much broader at the front
with delicate backs and nether regions.
Your Greyhound will love to run and will chase anything that moves
quickly, so be warned if you have a cat or any rodents as other pets in
the house, the Greyhound has been recorded running speeds of 37 mph!
The earliest sightings of Greyhounds are in Ancient Egyptian murals
and decorations of Roman and Greek pottery. They are thought to have come to England around 400BC and where owned by
landowners who took full advantage of their hunting instinct. By the
18th Century coursing was a very popular sport. Racing of Greyhounds, originated in America during the early 20th Century and
the first track was opened in England in 1926.
at a glance
Our 4 Paw Rating - to the suitability of the Greyhound at
for your home and lifestyle.
27 - 30 inches at shoulder, weight 60 - 70 lbs
Occasional grooming with a soft brush. Claws should be kept trimmed and ears regularly checked
Normally good with children and likes the company of other dogs. Very intelligent and bond well with the family
They are calm and sociable, when indoors they can be so relaxed that
they are sometimes considered lazy!
Life expectancy 10 - 12 years
General health check – especially if adopting
Plenty of running and walking required on a daily basis
Intelligent and fairly easy to train – unless he has his eye on potential
Puppy & Dog
We help you with basic puppy and dog training then show you the best places to learn how to have the most
perfectly behaved dog.
All puppies need potty training and
house training dogs is simple. Again we show you the basics then show you
the best places on the internet to learn more.
Learn how to keep your dog healthy and happy. Prevent illness and
find the right pet medicines.
Information on dog
flea control, and worms. Also Frontline
Plus, Advantage and Heartgard.
See also: [Dog Breeds]
[Choosing A Dog]