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Greyhound

Greyhound
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Overview

Always wanted to have a dog but not sure what breed dog fits you best? In this article, we are going to talk about the Greyhound breed, so take a sit and see all the necessary information in order to decide if this one is going to be your choice.

Greyhound history

Before getting to know the main details about this breed dog, let me introduce you to its history. Greyhound dogs are hunting dogs, and the first signs of the Greyhound dogs are older than 4.000 years. They were discovered in modern Syria. These dogs are very fast, they can reach about 40 to 45 miles per hour, and they were usually trained for hunting deer, foxes, or hare. The Greyhound dog's height is about 71-76 cm for males and the weight between 27 and 40 kg. For females, the height is between 66-71 cm, and the weight 25-34 kg.

The best thing regarding their aspect is that their fur is very short and in this way you do not have to worry about spending too much time to maintain it in good shape. Their colors are various, from white, gray, or black and they can appear in different combinations. Greyhound has a long waist, a well-known fact helping them to be really fast and perfect for running races.

Greyhound temper

While we have talked a little bit about the aspect and the origin of this dog breed, now we are going to discover the most interesting part, their temper. As you have heard of their speed and hunting skills, you might think they are a brutal breed, totally inappropriate for a family. This is a mistake. Usually, they are very calm and even lazy. Even if they might seem a little bit arrogant with strangers, they will be very affectionate and docile with their owners. Because of their running abilities, most of the Greyhound dog might have problems with the control of their behavior. This is why it is very important to educate them in an appropriate way and to offer them space and the right training to utilize their skills.

The lifespan of Greyhound dogs is estimated around 10-14 years,

Despite the fact that Greyhound dogs are hunting dogs, very good for races, at home, and with an appropriate education this breed dogs is very peaceful and relaxed. These dogs are an amazing company and this is why it fits very well in a family.

Breed Information

Popularity:2018: #156
2017: #156
2016: #151
2015: #147
Origin:United Kingdom
Breed Group:Hound (AKC:1885)
Sighthounds and Pariahs (UKC)
Size:Giant
Type:Purebred
Life span:10-13 years
Temperament:Intelligent
Gentle
Affectionate
Athletic
Even Tempered
Quiet
Height:Male: 28-30 inches (71-76 cm)
Female: 27-28 inches (68-71 cm)
Weight:Male: 65-80 pounds (29-36 kg)
Female: 60-70 pounds (27-31 kg)
Colors:Black
Blue
Gray
Red
White
Litter Size:1-12 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $500 - $800 USD

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Dog names

Rank Male Female
1 Charlie Lucy
2 Toby Maggie
3 Duke Sophie
4 Oliver Luna
5 Riley Stella
6 Jax Lady
7 Bandit Riley
8 Marley Maddie
9 Shadow Callie
10 Rex Kona
11 Chase Bonnie
12 Bubba Nina
13 Ranger Gigi
14 Benji Sassy
15 Chewy Nikki
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