The well-muscled profile of the Greyhound reveals a breed that has been bred of its pace. Illustrations of dogs of this type can be found on ancient Egyptian tombs dating back over 5,000 years. They were certainly known in Britain by the 900s, and were jealously guarded by the nobility here, to prevent poaching activities.
In more recent times, Greyhound racing has become a popular sport in many countries, Dogs that are retired from the track, often by four years old, can settle well as household pets, although they should be muzzled when they are first let off the leash, otherwise they may pursue a toy breed or cat with fatal consequences. In terms of temperament, Greyhounds are very gentle dogs and particularly tolerant with children.
Coat Type/Colour: Short; Wide Variety
Height: 28 – 30 Inch (71 – 76 cm)
Weight: 60 – 70 lb (27.2 – 31.8 kg)
Nature: Very Gentle, Affectionate; requires wide spaces
A short brisk run will suit them well in terms of exercise, and their short coat is easy to groom. Greyhounds dog breeds are not guard dogs in any sense, however, and rarely bark in domestic surroundings. An unusual feature of this breed is that it is not troubled by hip dysplasia, unlike most other larger breeds of dog.