Hound group L
argeMales average 28-31" in height. Females average
27-28" in height.
Weight: 60-70 lb
Temperament: lively, friendly, sensitive, vain!
breed of dog is believed to have originated in Egypt where
they have remained practically unchanged in appearance
since the time of Christ û maybe even longer. The
Greyhound was used to chase after rabbits, hares, leopard
and gazelle. They are a sighthound. Around 1836, racing
Greyhounds started in England, and is still continued
today. There are more Greyhounds running on the track than
there are Greyhounds kept as family pets.
One should strongly consider the option of adopting
a Greyhound. The coat on this slim, elegant and athletic
dog is short and smooth. This coat requires minimal
grooming attention, and it only sheds minimally. Color:
comes in almost any color; black, white, red, buckskin,
tiger, multicolor. The head of the Greyhound is flat and
long, with a long muzzle. The Greyhound does take a great
thrill in the chase - that is what they were bred for,
after all! So, it should be noted that they like to chase
the neighborhood cat and smaller dogs.
It is recommended that potential Greyhound owners that
have cats (and other non-canine pets within the home)
inquire with the adoption site (or breeder) if their
Greyhounds are cat tested; your adopted Greyhound should
be cat tested. They also should be supervised when around
cats and other non-canine pets. They are good with other
dogs. They should sleep indoors. They are good with
children and make great family pets. They do require daily
exercise and room to run. While Greyhounds can be active,
they also enjoy a lot of time spent just relaxing with the
family. (It should be noted that some Greyhounds have been
removed from the track due to injuries sustained from
racing, and this prohibits them from being very active.)
Training: socialization, obedience, consistent discipline.