The Fast, Friendly Greyhound Dog Breed

Greyhounds are one of the oldest dog breeds, used for hunting and racing for thousands of years. 

History 

Greyhounds have a lean, muscular build, long legs, deep chest, narrow waist, and long, powerful neck.

Appearance

Despite their size and speed, greyhounds are gentle, calm, and loyal. They love human companionship and make great pets.

Temperament

Many retired racing greyhounds need homes. Adopt one through rescue groups to get a sweet, mellow companion.

Adoption

Greyhounds need daily exercise but are otherwise low-maintenance. Their short coat requires little grooming. 

Care

Prone to osteosarcoma. Need coats and sweaters for warmth. Otherwise a generally healthy, long-lived breed.

Health

Greyhounds are sensitive, so positive reinforcement works best. Crate training aids housebreaking. Work on recall due to prey drive. 

Training 

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