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The Greyhound

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 your family.

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.

The Greyhound at a glance

Our 4 Paw Rating - to the  suitability of the Greyhound at  for your home and lifestyle.

Size 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
27 - 30 inches at shoulder, weight 60 - 70 lbs

Coat Care 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Occasional grooming with a soft brush. Claws should be kept trimmed and ears regularly checked

Family Life 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Normally good with children and likes the company of other dogs. Very intelligent and bond well with the family

Lifestyle 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
They are calm and sociable, when indoors they can be so relaxed that they are sometimes considered lazy!

Health 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Life expectancy 10 - 12 years
General health check – especially if adopting

Exercise 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Plenty of running and walking required on a daily basis

Training 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Intelligent and fairly easy to train – unless he has his eye on potential prey!!

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