General Facts :

The Greyhound is the fastest dog in the world; it has a deep chest and a very flexible and curved spine. The dog has a long head; between the ears the dog’s skull is rather wide. The Greyhound’s ears are small and folded back; the eyes have a dark color and the neck is long and quite graceful. It carriers its tail low and has a short and smooth coat which comes basically in all colors. These dogs are known for the fact that they rarely bark.

The Greyhound is a sweet and sensitive dog that denotes elegancy. A loyal and brave dog, known for its intelligence. In order to prevent timidity, the dog should be socialized form an early age. They chase practically anything that moves fast. These dogs are known for their stamina, meaning that they can run around for a long time without getting tired. They are good with children but not so good with other dogs.

Origin :

As we have mentioned in the first paragraph, the Greyhound is the fastest dog in the world, capable of reaching speeds up to 40 mph ( 65kmh ). They have originally descended from the Arabian Sloughi and were brough to England by traders before 900 AD. These dogs were primarily used for hunting deer and wild boar.

Dimensions :

Height : Between 28 and 30 inches ( approximately 71 to 76 centimeters )
Weight : Between 65 an 70 pounds ( approximately 29 to 32 kilos )

Additional Information :

These dogs are very efficient not only at deer and wild boar hunts but also at domestic animals hunts such as geese and cats. Regarding their health problems, they are prone to bloat that is why it is recommended to feed them 2 or 3 light meals rather than a large one. The Greyhound is sensitive to drugs ( including insecticides ). Although these dogs can live in an apartment it is advisable to keep them in a medium-sized yard, preferably fenced.

The Greyhound is sensitive to cold but the dog will do ok in a harsh environment as long as it wears a coat. Their smooth and short-haired coat is quite easy to groom, shampooing should be done only when it is necessary. The dog has many skills, like: hunting, agility, watchdogging and sighting. Their life expectancy is around 11 years.

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