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Greyhound
Beneath the sleek and speedy exterior lies a couch potato at heart.
Height: 25 to 30 inches at shoulder
Weight: 50 to 85 pounds (males average 75 pounds, females average 57 pounds)
Coat: short and smooth
Life span: 12 to 15 years
Breed Group: Hounds
Greyhounds were originally bred as hunting dogs to chase hare, foxes, and deer. They can reach speeds of 40 to 45 miles per hour, making them the Ferraris of the dog world. Not surprisingly, Greyhounds made a name for themselves as racing dogs and are still used in racing today. They also participate in many other dog sports, including lure coursing, conformation, obedience, and agility. Beyond their grace and speed, people love them for their sweet, mild nature.
Greyhound profile on DogTime.com
General Characteristics
Amount of shedding
  
  
  
  
  
Apartment appropriate
  
  
  
  
  
Cold tolerance
  
  
  
  
  
Ease at being home alone
  
  
  
  
  
Need for exercise
  
  
  
  
  
Playfulness
  
  
  
  
  
Predatory tendencies
  
  
  
  
  
Vigor
  
  
  
  
  
Affectionate with family
  
  
  
  
  
Compatible with kids
  
  
  
  
  
Energy level
  
  
  
  
  
General health
  
  
  
  
  
Good for novice owners