The Greyhound was originally bred in the Middle East and North Africa as a hunting dog. He was mainly used to chase hare, foxes and deer. The speed a Greyhound can reach 40 to 50 miles per hour making him one of the fastest dog breed that you can find. The average height of a Greyhound is 2 feet, 1 inch to 2 feet, 6 inches weighing about 50 to 85 pounds. They have a lifespan of 12 to 15 years.
The Greyhound was originally developed to be a skilled hunting dog and it is considered to be one of the fastest dogs in the world. He is very gentle, sweet, loyal, intelligent and loving. He is very robust and full of energy. The Greyhound loves all the energy demanding activities like fly-ball, Frisbee, running, swimming and many others. If he is left alone more than a few hours a day he can become bored and might become very loud and destructive. The Greyhound is a great watchdog because he is very reserved with strangers and will always let you know when a stranger is approaching your property. He is known to behave well when children are around but very small children should always be well supervised when they encounter any type of dog breed because they might have the tendency to tease and no dog will accept that. Obedience training and early socialization are very important in this case and can make a big difference. Overall this breed is perfect if you want a good hunting dog as well as a loving family companion.
Greyhound is a very intelligent dog breed. They can learn new commands very quickly which makes them quite easy to train. Usually they enjoy any type of activity so training will not be a problem for them. In fact it can be something that they will really enjoy.
To be honest, the Greyhound is shedding a lot of hair. You cannot do anything to stop this but if you want to prevent having hair all over your home you should do proper brushing every day. Keep in mind that with a proper brushing you will rarely find hair on your couch, carpets and other places in your home.
The Greyhound, like many other dog breeds, need daily exercise. Don’t worry, those needs can be met quite easy with simple walks or playing some fun games. His coat needs to be shaped two or three months and proper brushing should be done every now and then.
The Greyhound was originally bred in the Middle East and North Africa as a hunting dog. An interesting fact is that this dog breed is the only one mentioned in the Bible. The Greyhounds arrived in Europe during the Dark Ages and were much respected for their hunting skills and agility.