Greyhound Dog Breed

About Greyhound

Life Span
Getting a puppy home


The essence of the Greyhound Dog Breeder’s Credo is “Form Function.” From narrow, aerodynamic skulls to shock-absorbing pads of the feet, greyhounds are built solely for high-speed pursuit. The greyhound’s slender beauty of the “inverted S” shape, created by a softly tucked chest in a deep tucked waist, has been a subject of fascination for artists, poets and kings as long as humans find themselves Says civilized. Greyhound is the template from which other recurring lesions have been killed.

Greyhound Dog Breed


Prehistoric art depicts dog-like creatures and the game of chasing men, but the story of the Greyhound begins in Egypt about 5,000 years ago. Pharaoh’s wounds were designed to detect, chase, capture and send fleet-footed wildlife to the Egyptian desert. For Pharaoh’s subjects, the divine beauty of these hideous wounds was an extension of the divine glory of their ruler. And sometime later, from Alexander the Great’s Macedonia to the Tsar’s Moscow, the nobles saw little nobles with a handsome hound on their side.

General Appearance

Long and narrow, wide enough between the ears, ejaculate perceptible stop, little or no development of nasal sinus, good length of muzzle, which should be powerful without being obese. Teeth very strong and also in front. The ears are fine in moles and textures, thrown back and twisted, except when stimulated when they are semi-agile. The eyes are dark, bright, intelligent, indicating the soul.

Greyhound Dog Breed


This breed is easy to train, low maintainence and apartment friendly


This breed is not office friendly, prone to allergies and not cat friendly
Greyhound Dog Breed


The gestation period in lasts for 60-64 days The primary period of the reproductive cycle of the female is called Proestrus and goes on for around 9 days. During this time the females begin to draw in males. The subsequent part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive to the male. It goes on for around 3 to 11 days. The third part is the Diestrus. Usually, it happens around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for distinctive red and reaching its end. The vulva gets back to average, and she will no longer allow mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time span between heat periods ordinarily keeps going around a half year. The litter size ranges between 6 to 8 puppies at a time


Greyhound’s short, smooth coat requires a little grooming beyond regular bathing and a weekly rub with a damp cloth or hound gloves. Her strong, fast-growing nails should be trimmed regularly if not worn down naturally, as longer nails can cause dog trouble. The ears should be examined at least weekly for any buildup of wax or debris, which can cause infection and can be cleaned if necessary. The teeth should be brushed regularly – if possible daily – with a toothpaste for dogs.


Greyhound training can be frustrating for anyone who does not understand the genetic origin of greyhound temperament. As an eighth, or courtyard breed, the greyhound was developed to advance the game visually rather than by smell. They certainly play independently of humans, deciding on their own, unlike other types of hunting breeds, which require little direction. A greyhound should socialize with young animals and children from an early age. Keep training lessons short and sweet, as the greyhound will get bored very easily. With his gentle, sensitive personality, he needs a gentle approach in training, never harsh. Greyhounds are more interested in doing things * for you * than * with * you. They are very affectionate with their families, although they are reserved with strangers.


Greyhound is the cheetah of the dog world. While perfectly happy to be around the house all day, he is capable of amazing speed and energy to cope with potential prey – or the chance to chase down a tennis ball or a tempting greed. Greyhounds require a regular schedule of exercise times and (safely) full-out running opportunities. They should only be allowed to lease in a securely dense area, as they may not be able to insist on fleeing in search of the alleged victim.


Feed the greyhound a high quality dog food suitable for his or her age (puppy, adult or senior). The breed usually requires some more calories and protein than some dogs. Know which human foods are safe for dogs, and which are not. If you have any concerns about your dog’s weight or diet, check with your vet.


Greyhounds are overall very healthy dogs, although there are some conditions that may pose a threat to the breed. As in most deep-chested breeds, the greyhound is susceptible to stomach and gastric torsion, with an abrupt and life-threatening increase of stomach that sometimes accompanies twisting. Owners should be aware of the symptoms of bloat and should seek medical attention immediately if this happens. A condition called greyhound neuropathy appears to be isolated in the breed. Other disorders that can occur include heart and eye conditions. Responsible breeders screen their stock for conditions that may affect the breed.

Recommended health tests from the National Breed Club:

  • Ophthalmologist evaluation
  • Greyhound Polyneuropathy NDRG1 DNA Test
  • Cardiac examination
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