Greyhound

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Greyhound

ORIGIN

The breed’s origin has in popular literature often romantically been connected to Ancient Egypt .

The original primary use of Greyhounds , both in the British Isles and on the Continent of Europe, was in the coursing of deer. During the 1920s, modern Greyhound racing was introduced into the United States and England. Since the rise in large scale adoption of retired racing Greyhounds, particularly in North America from the end of the 20th century, it has seen a resurgence in popularity as a family pet.

TEMPERAMENT

Greyhounds are quiet, gentle, and loyal to owners. They are very loving creatures, and they enjoy the company of their humans and other dogs. Whether a Greyhound enjoys the company of other small animals or cats depends on the individual dog’s personality. They do well in families with children as long as the children are taught to treat the dog properly and with politeness and appropriate respect.

Greyhounds have a sensitive nature, and gentle commands work best as training methods.

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Average. Contrary to popular belief, adult Greyhounds do not need extended periods of daily exercise, as they are bred for sprinting rather than endurance, yet, long daily walks are in order.

HEIGHT/WEIGHT

From 71 to 76 cm (M) and 68 to 71 cm (F) / From 27 to 40 kg (M) and 68 to 71 cm (F ) .

COAT

Smooth and fine. Greyhounds do not have undercoats and thus are less likely to trigger dog allergies in humans (they are sometimes incorrectly referred to as “hypoallergenic”).

COLOR

There are approximately thirty recognized color forms, of which variations of white, brindle, fawn, black, red and blue (gray) can appear uniquely or in combination.

GROOMING

Minimal.

(Source: Wikipédia & The Ultimate Dogs, Dog Breeds & Dog Care by Dr Peter Larkin & Mike Stockman, August 2015)

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