Greyhounds were originally bred in Egypt over 4,000 years ago to hunt fast prey like hares.
Origins as Sprinters
Tall, lean muscular build enabling a fast, aerodynamic gallop. Short sleek coat in many colors.
Contrary to popular belief, Greyhounds are calm, gentle dogs who enjoy relaxing between brisk walks.
Require daily walks and opportunities to run safely off-leash in fenced areas a few times a week.
Many retired racing Greyhounds are successfully adopted as pets and make wonderful companions.
Prone to periodontal disease and osteosarcoma later in life. Lifespan is 10-13 years.
Respond extremely well to positive reinforcement training and consistency.