Greyhound Dog Breed
Greyhound Dog Classification:
Greyhounds are sporting dogs.
Other Names: English Greyhound,
Greyhound in Foreign Languages:
Esperanto: leporhundo, kurhundo
French: lévrier, levrette
German: Windhund, Windhundrüde,
Old English: grighund
Origins: Greyhounds were initially
bred as sporting dogs to course hares.
Description: Greyhounds are long
and sleek, they are made for speed and
endurance. Greyhounds have a long pointy
narrow nose, with floppy ears, long legs
and a long narrow body.
Size: Greyhounds weigh between
60 to 88 lbs, they stand 27 to 30 inches
tall at the shoulder.
||60 to 88 lbs
||28 to 30 inches tall
||60 to 75 lbs
||27 to 28 inches tall
Coat: Greyhounds have a short,
fine, smooth coat.
Disposition: Greyhounds are gentle
dogs, but will have the tendency to chase
other pets in particular cats and small
dogs. Despite their racing background
Greyhounds only require a daily walk to
Type Dog: Greyhounds are sporting
Litter Size: Greyhounds give birth
to litters of 1 to 10 puppies.
Behavior: Greyhounds are not an
aggressive breed, they are sweet tempered
and friendly. They are loyal but may have
a tendency to chase smaller animals.
Traits: Gentle, friendly, quiet,
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Life Span: Greyhounds typically
live between 10 to 15 years.
Club Recognitions: FCI, AKC, ANKC,
CKC, KC (UK), NZKC, UKC