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- Greyhound -

Description: Description comming soon!
Height: 27 - 30 inches
Weight: 60 - 70 lbs.
Colors: Black, white, red, blue, fawn, fallow brindle or any of these colors broken with white.
Coat: Fine and close.
Temperament: Lively, friendly, gentle, sensitive.
With Children: Yes, gentle with children.
With Pets: He does have a natural tendency to chase anything small that moves and may be aggressive to small dogs.
Special Skills: Racing dog, hunting dog, and family pet.
Watch-dog: High, very aloof with strangers.
Guard-dog: Low
Care and Training: Minimal grooming of his short coat is required. A firm bristle brush or comb or a rub down with a chamois will ensure a coat that gleams. Shampoo only when necessary. Nails should be cut regularly. Needs regular exercise which should include daily walks and the opportunity for free run. Greyhound love routines and will do best if required to stick to one. Be careful when training a greyhound as you do not want to break his spirit.
Learning Rate: Medium, Obedience - Low, Problem Solving - Low
Activity: Indoors - Low, Outdoors - Very High
Living Environment: A quiet predictable home. An apartment is okay if he is exercised daily. An owner of a greyhound should be a calm, confident person who will not use overbearing training methods.
Health Issues: Thin skin which may tear easily, hemophilia, bloat and eye disease. Racing Greyhounds may suffer from a variety of muscle and limb injuries.
Life Span: 10 - 12 Years
Litter Size: 10 - 15
Country of Origin: Egypt
History: Tracing his ancestry back to the ancient Egyptians, the greyhound was used to hunt large prey such as wolf, deer and wild board. Raised and owned by the ruling classes there were laws used to prohibit anyone owning a Greyhound unless they were a certain high station. Today he is used as a racing dog and is often destroyed after a short, impersonal career.
First Registered by the AKC: 1885
AKC Group: Hound
Class: Hound

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