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Greyhound Dog Breed – Everything You Need to Know

Greyhounds can be one of the top choices when you look for active hunting dog breeds with smart looks that require minimum grooming. You can check the shelter homes or opt for purebred puppies for a healthy greyhound pet.

Greyhounds are more than companions. They are sporty, obedient, agile, tender in nature, and great with families. If you consider welcoming this breed to your family, be ready with a large spacious crate and comfortable blankets, as greyhounds love the spacious area with cozy sheets.

There is more to know about this graceful breed – read about Greyhound dog breed information about characteristics, price & photos.

Greyhound – Physical Characteristics 

A greyhound’s lifespan is around 9-11 years which is the average healthy age of most canines. The fully-grown male grows 71-76 cm in height, and a female grows around 68-71 cm. These are not very large dogs but very tall ones. The male can weigh between 27-40 kgs and the female 25-35 kgs.

They represent the hound breed, and the nickname they get from Europe is English Greyhound. The Celts even nickname these dogs Greek hounds. These are elegant-looking animals, a perfect companion for activities and chill days.

These are slim and tall dog breeds. They come in different colors – black, black & white, black brindle, blue, blue & white, fawn, red, red and white, and fallow.

History of Greyhound dogs

Greyhound dog cost

The cost of a Greyhound dog can vary depending on several factors, such as the location, breeder, and age. A Greyhound dog can cost anywhere from $500 to $1,500. Getting a Greyhound from a reputable breeder is always recommended to ensure the health and well-being of the dog.

History of Greyhound dogs

Dating back to 4000 BC, there are references to a greyhound in ancient Egyptian history. There are several works of art on the pyramids depicting this beautiful creature as the favorite animal of the Pharaohs.

It is a reason some believe that these sleek canines originate from Greece, Africa, Turkey, or Middle Eastern countries. This breed of dog is one of the oldest canines to serve mankind.

Some scriptures speak about these four-legged animals. During the famine period in the Middle Ages, these canines were about to get extinct, but thankfully, the Nobles took good care of these pets by keeping them in their court.

There was a rule that Nobles and privileged people could own these breeds of dogs, and killing one was a capital offense.

Fun facts about Greyhound dog

  • Greyhound is one of the most popular breeds in Europe and America.
  • These breeds have special mention in the Bible.
  • Greyhound adult dogs are the fastest dogs in the world.
  • The nickname for a greyhound is ’40 mph couch potato.
  • Greyhounds also hold a special place in Greek mythology. The Goddess Diana has a greyhound dog beside her in works of art.
  • American President Hayes was a proud owner of a Greyhound in 1876 and kept his four-legged pet in the White House.
  • Greyhounds are the oldest breeds of hound variety.

Fun facts about Greyhound dog

Health and wellness of Greyhound

Greyhounds are energetic breeds that enjoy running, chasing, sports, and racing. These are true athletes. But, these dogs are injury-prone, especially with the legs. Some of the common health ailments are:

  • Osteosarcoma
  • Neuropathy
  • Bloating
  • Skin irritation
  • Spinal injuries
  • Esophageal ailments
  • Hypersensitivity to medications

Diet and meals for Greyhound

A healthy BARF diet is perfect for Greyhound. BARF means Biologically Appropriate Raw Food. It is a pure natural raw meat and vegetable diet. Greyhounds are wild breeds and are more comfortable with a specific type of meal – raw and not with seasonings. They have better digestion concerning uncooked meat. They do not suffer from E-coli and Salmonella.

The digestion of greyhounds is so good that they can hunt and eat whole animals, including the bones, fur, feathers, and intestines. A frozen mix of minced meat with cooked pasta, rice, and vegetables is ideal for any Greyhound.

Never feed Greyhound chocolates, grapes, raisins, and any dry fruit. You will be making the pet sick and in a dangerous situation. Avoid serving gravy dishes, coffee-based dishes, alcohol products, and other onions.

The ideal frequency to feed a greyhound is twice a day. Let your canine enjoy their meal and rest for an hour after it. Avoid activities and walk before and after food. B stomach torsions and bloating are complications arising from exercising and running before and after meals in Greyhounds.

Check the water and feeding bowl of your dog. It must be clean and always filled with fresh water.

Health and wellness of Greyhound

Greyhound prices

If you are looking to buy a Greyhound pup from the nearby shelter or any purebred, then here is the price range –

A male greyhound is around $700 – $1000. You can get it for a lesser price also, but it depends on the health condition of the pups.

A female greyhound may range between $600 to $800. The price of the female pup is lesser than the male one.

The price of the greyhounds depends on the color of the puppy. White, black, and brindle are common colors. However, if you opt for the fawn, brown and red colors, you may have to shell out extra dollars since it is rare.

Get your greyhound pup today!

Greyhounds are loving, loyal, and full of energy breed. You can feel that since day one. They are great with children and families of different age groups. It’s easy to maintain a fully-grown greyhound. They don’t shed hair a lot. So, the grooming sessions are a bare minimum.

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