Greyhound

KC Pedigree, X-Large

Moderate shedding

Not good for first time owners

Greyhound-like sighthounds have been around for thousands of years and are little changed in that time. They have recorded speeds of 40mph when in full flight. Show Greyhounds are heavier than their racing counterparts.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Most people. As sprinters, they need short bursts of fast running in a safe, enclosed area, and are then happy to chill for the rest of the time.

Not the best for ...

The squeamish. Most dogs will chase squirrels. These dogs can catch them.

Aliases

English Greyhound

Cross between

None

Origin

United Kingdom

Size

X-Large
So big people will take photos

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Smooth
Dogs that you mainly just need to polish! But be warned - short haired dogs moult all the time!

Shedding

Moderate shedding
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!

Life expectancy

9 years

Good first dog?

Maybe

Trustpilot

Tailwise is consistently rated as Excellent

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