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Weight
Male: 65-70; Female: 60-65 lbs
Height
27-30 inches
Color(s)
immaterial (includes black, gray, red, fawn, either solid or brindled, either whole colored or spotted)
Overview
The Greyhound is the fastest dog in the world, researching speeds of over 40 miles per hour, commonly used in the sport of dog racing. This is an ancient breed, believed to have descended from the Arabian Sloughi and brought to England by traders long before 900 AD. The Greyhound was used long ago for hunting deer and wild board. This breed does not get along well with smaller, non-canine animals, especially rabbits and cats.
Character
The Greyhound is very gentle and sensitive, and makes a wonderful companion to most children. This is also a very talented breed and does well in a number of sports including hunting, sighting, watchdogging, racing, and agility. The Greyhound is an extremely graceful dog that is petite, making him an exceptional running companion. This breed does very well in a home environment, but can also do well in kennel life, although he does crave human attention and desperately wants to be part of the family.
Temperament
The Greyhound is an affectionate breed that loves to be around his family, including children. They make a wonderful family pet, however they do have a prey instinct and should not be in a home with smaller animals such as birds, cats, rabbits, or something of the sort. The Greyhound does extremely well with other dogs, however they get along best with their own kind and do very well with another Greyhound in the home. This breed does get along well with children but because he is so sensitive, this breed would do best in a home with older and more respectable children.
Care
The Greyhound's coat is very short and sleek, which doesn't require much grooming. Brushing is minimal, however brushing with a firm bristle brush or a rub down with a rough towel or a rubber glove will remove any dead or loose hair that may be present. This average shedding breed should not be bathed too often, as it will remove the natural oils from the coat and skin, taking away the weather resistancy the coat of this breed retains.
Coat
The Greyhound has a very short coat that does not require much grooming. The hair of this breed should be glossy, but not silky nor soft. It should be very firm and harsh to the touch, and also coarse. The hair should be close lying and tight. The coat of this breed is somewhat weather resistant so baths should be sparse. The coat of the Greyhound should remain smooth.
Training
The Greyhound is a very intelligent breed, however he is very sensitive so does need an experienced handler. Obedience classes as a puppy are recommended, but not required. This breed should always have a gentle handler, but training should also be consistent if this dog is to excel. The Greyhound should have a variety of training techniques and somewhat of a challenge to keep him fit and happy.
Activity
The Greyhound loves to run and needs quite a bit of exercise on a daily basis. A fenced in yard is a must, and it should be at least of average size. Long walks are also necessary to keep this dog healthy and active. The Greyhound has the tendency to chase things because of his strong prey instinct, so he should always be kept on lead or in a safe and fenced in area or he will be sure to run off when he gets the chance. This breed should always have at least 2 hours of daily exercise per day, as he is very agile and fast.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Greyhound puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

11/5/2014 4:43:29 PM

11/5/2014 4:43:29 PM

what are some health problems or concerns for a greyhound is there any health problems greyhounds are prone to ?

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Anonymous

The Greyhound breed has several health issues that they can be prone too. Including a sensitivity to drugs and insecticides, hypothyroidism and bloat. Bloat can be easily prevented by feeding smaller meals 2 - 3 times a day to your Greyhound rather then one large meal. As well as not allowing your dog to exercise until 30 minutes have passed after he/she has eaten. The Greyhound can have knee, elbow and hip dysplasia as well, but by keeping your dog lean and not over-exercising at a young age can lessen the percentage that your dog would develop the issue.
11/6/2014 1:00:10 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/22/2013 1:36:48 PM

3/22/2013 1:36:48 PM

It says here that they are active but I hear very often that they are couch potatoes. Is that true? It says here that Greyhounds are active but I hear very often that they are couch potatoes. Is that true?

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Anonymous

Well that all depends. Greyhounds have the reputation for being couch potatoes from retired racers who are generally mature dogs over 2 and the fact that they tend to either be on or off - activity wise. Young greyhounds are extremely active and need lots of exercise. A large yard will do the trick but ideally the owner should also be willing to put a lot of time at the end of the leash - especially while they are young but even a mature dog loves and benefits from the exercise and bonding time that walking provides. Most humans also can use the exercise for that matter. If given the physical outlet they need - greyhounds will live up to their couch potato reputation and be very quiet well behaved house mates.
1/10/2014 11:26:15 AM

Anonymous

About 60 - 70 % of the time they are couch potatoes, BUT they frequently (at least 10-15 minutes) DAILY have a "MAD greyhound moment" ! (of racing through the house.
4/16/2014 11:13:18 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/18/2012 4:57:38 PM

8/18/2012 4:57:38 PM

Are Greyhounds good with small kids? Chuck Ford

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Anonymous

That depends, are your kids good with dogs? You will find that many adoption agencies will not place dogs in homes that have children under five years of age. Dog bites are a leading cause of death in small children. That said, most greyhounds will seek to remove themselves from aggressive children. We are very cautious about placing any dog in homes with children owing to risk factors. No dog with children should be left unattended.
9/12/2012 1:55:33 PM

Anonymous

Yes, but Greyhounds should be supervised to not poke at, or provoke the dog; and remember they CHASE ANYTHING that runs !
4/16/2014 11:15:50 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/25/2012 8:54:56 AM

6/25/2012 8:54:56 AM

can i know about Greyhound Racing and Coursing Jacket petites sizing (pls infrmation) with atach... can i know about Greyhound Racing and Coursing Jacket petites sizing (pls infrmation) with atach graf

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Anonymous

You need to contact your local course racer official to be able to get the information you are looking for for your specific dog.
7/11/2014 11:47:47 AM

Anonymous asked:

6/22/2012 8:02:07 PM

6/22/2012 8:02:07 PM

What is a normal lifespan of a greyhound.

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Anonymous

10-12 years
7/4/2012 4:13:27 AM

Anonymous

Greyhounds are very long lived, especially for large dogs. I have found that you can generally count on 12 and sometimes even 14 years.
1/16/2013 7:11:16 PM

AwsomeJosh asked:

4/4/2012 8:49:12 AM

4/4/2012 8:49:12 AM

My greyhound shack just passed away because of cancer but is it possible that my other ... My greyhound shack just passed away because of cancer but is it possible that my other greyhound will get along with this chihuahua puppy named peewee?

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Anonymous

it is possible if properly introduced.
5/11/2012 1:37:25 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/28/2011 8:53:30 AM

9/28/2011 8:53:30 AM

Is it legal to breed Gryehounds in New Jersey?

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Anonymous

It is legal to breed Greyhounds in all US states and I can't even think of a country or region where it is illegal. Breeding any dog involves the taking on of huge responsibility and it is EXPENSIVE to do right. Greyhound whelps are very messy, need large tracts of ground to run and develop those strong muscles and they consume huge quanities of high quality food--raw beef, eggs, milk, etc. Much cheaper to buy a puppy from a reputable breeder. Count of paying $2000 or more for a well bred puppy.
9/12/2012 1:59:02 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/7/2011 9:26:18 AM

8/7/2011 9:26:18 AM

How much should a 3 month old male greyhound weigh?

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Anonymous

This can vary, but Iv'e been breeding greyhounds since 1981, & iv'e seen 3 mo. old male greyhounds vary from about 18-20 Lbs to 30- 35 Lbs. This range is partially determined by it's mothers' health, post-whelping diet, current diet, activity level (e.g. pre-racing training?), genetics - (how big are the parents?) - Male Greyhounds, purebred, full grown) , I v'e seen very from ~ 58 -110 Lbs. with typical being 70- 90 Lbs. AKC tend to be heavier and TALLER than NGA.
4/16/2014 11:25:18 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/20/2011 3:04:54 PM

6/20/2011 3:04:54 PM

what size crate do i need for a greyhound i have a crate 24" wide and 40 " tall is this big... what size crate do i need for a greyhound i have a crate 24" wide and 40 " tall is this big enough?

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Anonymous

My greys always stayed in one fit for a Great Dane. They need room to lay down. If I remember correctly it was 34x48long. It makes the perfect size they can stand up straight and turn around and lay down and have plenty of room to move if need to to be comfortable.
7/19/2011 1:02:03 PM

Anonymous

A good size cage is one that will allow the dog to get up, turn around and lay down. If you get it to small they will be too cramped and if you get it to big the dog will try to pee or poop in one part of it and sleep in the other,which isn't good.
1/17/2012 7:04:03 PM

Anonymous asked:

5/11/2011 9:45:59 PM

5/11/2011 9:45:59 PM

how much does a greyhound puppy weigh?

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Anonymous

It depends on the age. A four week old Greyhound is probably like under 10 ibs. ( This is a guess )
7/6/2011 10:13:37 PM

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