Greyhound Breed Profile


Among the endearing traits of the Greyhound is that they are sensitive, sweet, elegant, brave, loyal, willful, intelligent, affectionate, gentle, graceful, loves to run and good with children.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog does better with older more considerate children on the simple fact that they do not like to be rough housed with.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan for this breed of dog is around 10 to 12 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 27 to 70 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases associated with greyhounds include but are not limited to bloat and drug sensitivity.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with lots of patience and love. Shedding is average, brush every other day.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give. This breed of dog loves a routine.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

You can expect to pay around $1,800+ per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

This breed of dog has a strong hunting instinct, and will chase most things that move. Aggression usually isn't a problem unless they have been abused or neglected.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes for a good watchdog.

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