Greyhounds are friendly, affectionate
dogs who thrive on attention and human companionship. They are often
described as intelligent, sensitive, sweet, non-aggressive and
unsurpassed as companion dogs.
As a result of lifelong encounters with other Greyhounds
on the racing circuit, these dogs socialize well and are generally
tolerant of other family pets – including cats and small dogs.
Their temperament makes most Greyhounds wonderful
around children. It must be remembered, however, that these are adult
dogs who may have never been exposed to small children, with their quick
movements and high voices. Children must be taught the proper respect
for a Greyhound, as with any pet.
The average female Greyhound weighs between 50 and 70
pounds. The average male weighs between 65 and 80 pounds. Most retired
racing Greyhounds stand between 26 and 30 inches tall.
Greyhounds are strictly indoor pets and cannot
tolerate extreme heat or cold. They are short-haired and considered
Greyhounds are usually “retired” between the ages of two and five years.
With proper care, their lifespan is 12 years or more. This long lifespan
allows the Greyhound to become an essential part of a loving family for
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