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Breed Group: Hound
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Male: 65-70; Female: 60-65 lbs
27-30 inches
immaterial (includes black, gray, red, fawn, either solid or brindled, either whole colored or spotted)
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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How much do Greyhound puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Greyhound varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Greyhound puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Greyhounds sold is $650.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Greyhound with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $3,000 upwards to $7,300 or even more for a Greyhound with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Greyhounds sold is $1,000.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $650.00
Average Price: $1,000.00
Top Quality: $3,000.00 to $7,300.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 374 Greyhound puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Greyhound puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Greyhounds true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Greyhound Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 374 Greyhound dogs.
  • 1. Blacky
  • 2. Fawny
  • 3. Brindle
  • 4. Louella Mae
  • 5. Ranier
  • 6. Tiger
  • 7. Bunny
  • 8. Cody
  • 9. Daisy
  • 10. Dolly
  • 11. Jake
  • 12. Sandy
  • 13. Beauty
  • 14. Black Girl
  • 15. Buddy
  • 16. Dixie
  • 17. Penny
  • 18. Sissy
  • 19. Baby
  • 20. Bambi

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WINDROCK Inc--Home of BIS,SBIS,HIT and BIF winning Greyhounds! Breeder,owner,handler of multiple #1 Greyhounds in the showring and on the field! Breeding stock Champion or performance titled with OFA/CERF/Thyroid and Heart screened. We sell our pups on written contract and actively mentor our puppy buyers. We have been in AKC dogs for almost three decades and there are four generations of owner-handled BIS winners in our pedigrees! Our dogs are bred and raised first and foremost to be the best of companions, healthy, beautiful and long-lived. We are a Registered Kennel with the AKC and Kim is a member of the parent club, the Greyhound Club Of America. We have just whelped beautiful litter--please contact us for more information. Be owned by a Greyhound, and know the REAL meaning of Love!

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Anonymous asked:
Are Greyhounds good with cats if introduced properly? I own two cats and really want a Greyhound as well.

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The Greyhound was originally bred as a sight oriented hunter. They have high prey drive and thrive on chasing anything, from a smaller animal to a ball or each other. However, it is possible to have a greyhound and cats in the same home, but the dog needs to be introduced as a young dog or puppy. I have a couple of clients whom have successfully introduced a Greyhound into their home with cats, but it takes time, patience, training and above all else, the right dog. Some take to not chasing the cat(s) very easily, while others do not. Be vigilant in your search for a Greyhound with a lessened prey drive.

Anonymous asked:
What is the fastest speed a Greyhound has ever hit?



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.


I owned a greyhound that ran 50mph. Daily. He would race my truck from our house down our driveway to the barn every day. His dad held the fastest track time at the Miami track.

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What are some health problems or concerns for a Greyhound?



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 than 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.


Talk about pannus and bald thigh syndrome. My Greyhound has both. They are genetic conditions that don't manifest until about 2 years old. Not a problem during racing age, but later these problems can develop.


The part about Greyhounds not getting along with other animals like cats and rabbits is very misleading. Many Greyhounds live very happily with cats and rabbits and guinea pigs and even ferrets. I have 4 Greyhounds that live very harmoniously with our 4 cats. Every Greyhound, whether puppy or grown, should be small animal tested before adopting or buying. 95% of Greyhounds will get along with cats. By stating this false fact, you could be discouraging people from adopting or buying a great dog like the Greyhound.

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

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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 exercising. 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 housemates.

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Are Greyhounds good with small kids?



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.


Yes, but Greyhounds should be supervised to not poke at, or provoke the dog. They chase anything that runs.


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 has 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.


I have no problem with allowing a puppy to go to a home with children as long as the parents are aware that the puppy is an animal and not a toy. Puppies need supervision and young children need supervision, I would never leave an adult dog alone with a child so why would I think a child could possibly be left alone with a puppy of any kind?

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Updated: 5/28/2022