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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:

3/5/2015 11:19:47 PM

3/5/2015 11:19:47 PM

What is the fastest speed a greyhound has ever hit?

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Anonymous

The fastest greyhound time recorded over a race distance of 515 metres or 563 yards is 28.88 secs by the Australian "wonder dog" Brett Lee trained by Darren Mcdonald from Peacedale (Victoria) in the final of the Adelaide Cup, a Group 1 race held at Angle Park (January 25, 2001), South Australia, (track circumference 457 metres) this represents an average racing speed around the track of 39.87 miles per hour. However, bursts of top greyhound acceleration speeds along the straights close to 45 miles per hour / 72 km/h have also reportedly been achieved.
3/6/2015 9:37:16 AM

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

Greyhounds do quite well with children. Myself, my sisters and all my cousins and now my daughter have all grown up in a greyhound kennel and none of us have been bitten even once. Children of course should be taught to respect dogs and the best way to do that is to have them grow up with them. My main reason for answering this question is as a rebuttal to the anonymous idiot in the first response. Dog bites are not the leading cause of death in children. In fact a quick check with CDC statistics shows that fatal dog bites in children don't even register. In other words a child is roughly 300 times more likely to be killed by a parent than a dog. That said young children should always be supervised when around any animal including the family dog.
1/7/2015 11:43:28 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

Anonymous

My sweet Italian Greyhound girl turns 15 this April. She was a racer until the age of 2 1/2 and still runs around the yard like a puppy every day
2/6/2015 5:34:58 AM

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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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

Anonymous asked:

5/8/2011 6:20:54 PM

5/8/2011 6:20:54 PM

are greyhounds expensive

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Anonymous

greyhounds can be, but if you rescue one from a track or from WAG then they can be cheaper
6/19/2011 11:43:10 AM

Anonymous

Yes, grey hounds are very expensive! They are very good runners and are often used as race dogs!
12/14/2011 5:50:04 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/8/2011 10:44:42 AM

3/8/2011 10:44:42 AM

Are Greyhounds hypoallergenic?

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Anonymous

Yes. Because of their short coat, Greyhounds are one of the best dogs to have if the owner is allergic to dog dander.
7/6/2011 10:09:10 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/17/2011 9:40:29 AM

2/17/2011 9:40:29 AM

Do greyhounds have very sensitive stomachs? We just adopted one and are having a hard time... Do greyhounds have very sensitive stomachs? We just adopted one and are having a hard time finding a food that does not give him a very runny stool?

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Anonymous

Greyhounds can have sensitive stomachs. Ours has an extremely sensitive stomach and we eventually had to put him on a packet of Fortiflora (probiotic from the vet) each morning with his breakfast and actually give him home cooked food (a mushy goulash of rice,ground beef, with some variation of the veg ie/ potatoe, carrot, spinach, celery ). We also throw a calcium tablet and a fish oil in from time to time as well. We hadn't anticipated home cooking FOR A DOG - but during our first year we experienced increasingly serious digestive problems on 5 different high end dry foods. we gave this a try out of desperation and it took him from a constant mushy - and often slimy and bloody - stool to a completely normal firm one in a single day and he has not had a mushy stool since. That was 5 months ago. This dog had been to the vet for so many issues related to his digestion and once we made the big switch he became a different animal. More engaged, chipper, happier and simply healthy.
2/25/2011 12:15:45 AM

Anonymous

My greyhound couldn't eat poultry at all. I did find that Royal Canin's Adult Lamb and Rice food kept her healthy. Later in her life I suppllemented that with hamburger and brown rice--softer on her teeth. I would also catch her eating my tomatoes off the vine in my yard!
4/9/2011 12:54:03 PM

Anonymous

My old Greyhound Had A Very Unadaptive Stomach And Threw Up Every Time We Tried a New Food For Her We Chose Purena Lamb And Rice And Nothing
4/20/2011 12:21:53 PM

Anonymous

When I adopted my greyhound he had a very sensitive stomach as well. I used plane yogurt. Just mix a couple of table spoons full with his dog food after a couple of days he will be fine. I also feed him Purina One. Michael
6/1/2011 12:41:48 PM

Anonymous

He may just be nervous. My greyhounds are on FROMM now but they were on PRO PLAN Natural for a long time. Just find one food that they like and stick to it. You can also give them a tsp of pepto to help with the tummy issue.
7/19/2011 1:04:58 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/13/2010 1:51:31 PM

10/13/2010 1:51:31 PM

Do the ribs on greyhounds stick out or not? I have a dog that is mostly greyhound and one other... Do the ribs on greyhounds stick out or not? I have a dog that is mostly greyhound and one other breed but my puppy looks more like she could be full blooded but her ribs stick out and ive had her for about 2 months now and i feed her really well. but she doesn't seem to be gaining any weight. is this normal for greyhounds or not?

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Anonymous

I don't know what you mean by the ribs "sticking out", but most web sites say if you can see the last 3 ribs on a greyhound, the dog is at a healthy weight. I also know that my 6 year old 75 pound male greyhound eats about as much as a hundred pound dog should eat (at least according to the guidelines on the bag of food), in order to maintain his weight. I give him a good quality higher protein dog food, again at the recommendation of greyhound web sites. He is not that active: gets two 20 minute walks and a brief run daily. A greyhound that is actively racing can double his daily caloric needs. So when I send him to the boarding kennel when I go on vacation, I increase his daily food allottment by 25-50%, because if I don't, his weight will drop, even though they say he eats all his food. Hope this has been helpful.
10/17/2010 2:52:10 PM

Anonymous

An adult greyhound with proper conditioning will show the back ribs but I wouldn't call it "sticking out". I like to see a little extra fat on a puppy. When they grow they will tap any reserves and look like they have lost a ton of weight overnight. Puppy greyhounds should have as much high quality food as they will eat - a minimum of twice daily. Many pups are not wormed properly when they are still nursing and from your description of ribs sticking out and failure to gain weight it sounds like she may have a roundworm infestation. Go pick up a wormer with pyrantle pamoate and give her the proper dose for her weight. Follow up again in a week and then again in three weeks. Then follow a regular de-worming regimen for your area and you shouldn't have any more worm problems.
11/17/2010 2:35:12 AM

Anonymous asked:

9/20/2010 9:49:59 AM

9/20/2010 9:49:59 AM

Are greyhound an intelligent breed?

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Anonymous

yes
10/11/2010 5:40:22 AM

Anonymous

Sighthounds are often thought of as not having a lot of intelligence due to their apparent lack of ability in dog sports requiring technical obedience skills. Greyhounds however have amazing ability when problem solving on their own. They will figure out complicated latches and once learned will open them with remarkable speed and dexterity.
11/17/2010 2:52:17 AM

Anonymous

Once upon returning home from a lure coursing competition with my veteran male who had retired from a long and very successful racing career - a chicken flew out of the rafters of a barn right in front of him and he killed her instantly. As this is a behavior that he was trained to do I of course didn't punish him but took him straight to the yard. A few months later I had forgotten the previous incident and upon unloading him from the truck another hysterical hen flapped down in front of him. I expected the worst but instead of jumping the hen and dispatching her in seconds he stood his ground and looked up as if to say "I know now that you don't want me to kill those." I'm not suggesting that all greyhounds can be trained not to kill - but in this one case it was evident that an amazing amount of deep thought and problem solving was at work. Anyone who thinks their greyhound is a dummy is destined to be outsmarted by it.
11/17/2010 3:00:33 AM

Anonymous

I guess it depends on the dog ... and the commitment of the owner. We have heard you cannot train a greyhound like you can other breeds, but ours sits (in a sphinx-like position), jumps, and barks on command. He also knows the command 'wait'. I clean his feet after every walk and he is told to wait at the door while I go to the laundry room to get his bucket to dip his feet for a rinse. He patiently waits at the door as told and never walks beyond the entrance with his muddy feet in my absence. He also waits while his food is being dished out and doesn't barge in until he is given go-ahead to eat. We've made very clear boundaries and he is well aware of these. HOWEVER, as a previous poster said, they are clever enough to problem solve so our home has become increasingly dog proofed as when we are not around, he is capable of finding rather cheeky ways to entertain himself.
2/25/2011 12:33:08 AM

Anonymous

My retired racer learns new commands quickly. He has learned unusual commands such as No Squirrel so he doesn't chase them while walking. Still is used to keep him from breaking things his tail included when he's excited
3/10/2013 4:03:32 PM

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