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Greyhound

  • Breed Group : HOUND
  • Origin : ENGLAND
  • Average Height : 25" - 30"
  • Average Weight : 50 - 85 lbs.
  • Life Span : 12 - 16 years

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The greyhound were originally bred for hunt small game, deer, foxes and hare. This has additional names as well: English Greyhound.

The dog breed Greyhound is classified as sighthounds, and has been used as a hunter. Sighthounds may also be known as gazehounds.

This dog breed have intermediate IQ in contrast to other dog breeds.

The dog breed is a hypoallergenic pedigree dog. For allergy sufferers, a hypoallergenic pet might enable them to have a pet in their home. They are not completely non-allergenic, but they will make life easier for people with allergies. Greyhound cause less concerns with shedding in contrast to other breeds. The Greyhound's demands wonderfully little brushing.

These dogs have intermediate energy in contrast to resembling dog breeds. The dog breed have a intermediate need for exercise.

The Greyhound's may be a bit reserved, aloof and wary of unknown persons. They are commonly friendly with other dogs. They are children friendly and good with kids. The Greyhound have a tendency to act like a predator. They will show exaggerated predatory tendencies from time to time.

This dog breed do not bark exaggeratedly. The Greyhound can handle wonderfully hot tempetatures. However, they do need to drink water just as any other dog. This dog breed is known to be wonderfully playful. These dogs should be kept on a leash as they tend to wander if kept loose.

Greyhound Health issues: Regrettably, some Greyhound's may attain dangerous health concerns. This dog breed tend to bloat (also known as stomach torsion and twisted stomach). The scientific term for the disease is Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus. The stomach can easily rotate on itself when filled with air.

Low Barker. Can be aloof.
Friendly with other dogs.
Kid friendly too.
Low shedders, almost hypo-allergenic.
Should be given lots of exercise, they are 'runners', but can live happily with minimal exercise.
Sweet, calm, can live in small spaces easily.
Too sweet to be a guard dog.
Can develop bloat [twisted stomachs].

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