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Greyhound Info

Greyhound Breed Information

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Lifespan: 10-12 years Height: 27-30" Shedding: Moderate Litter Size: 6-9 pups
Group: Hound Weight: 60-70 lbs Hair Length: Short Size: Large

Breed Overview

The Greyhound is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 60 lbs that can reach 70 lbs. It is officially part of the Hound group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Greyhound breed has a typical lifespan of 10 to 12 years, Short hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Greyhound should know that the average litter size is between 6 to 9 puppies.

Greyhound Breed Characteristics

Group Hound Drooler no
Size Large Guard Dog no
Origin Egypt Easy to Train
Kid Friendly no Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly somewhat Active Indoors no
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands yes
Pet Friendly no Yard Needs small
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks Dangerous no

Greyhound Temperament

gentle and even-tempered and should be socialized early to avoid timidity

Health Problems

can get sores from being made to lie on hard surfaces

Greyhound Coat

Greyhound Dog Colors

Any color

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