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Greyhound

Greyhound

The Greyhound is a breed unmatched in speed. This ancient dog has been used for hunting and racing, but they make wonderful companions. Surprisingly, this breed is often described as a couch potato!

About this Breed

Greyhounds are the Ferraris of the dog world. This is an old breed, with evidence of them being around during Ancient Egypt. They were bred for hunting and chasing rabbits, foxes, and deer. Today, they are controversially used for racing, but Greyhounds also make wonderful family pets. There has been a huge national movement to adopt out retired Greyhounds. It is their aerodynamic anatomy that lends the Greyhound its extreme speed. While this breed reigns supreme on the track, these dogs are actually quite lazy and only require average exercise. Their coat is very low maintenance and only requires occasional bathing. Greyhounds make lovable companions that are great with children, but it is important to keep them on a leash due to their intact prey-drive.

Height

Male: 25-30in

Female: 25-30in

Weight

Male: 65-85lb

Female: 50-65lb

Fun Fact

The first knowledge of the Greyhound is found in the Tomb of Amten, dating back between 2900 and 2751 BC.

Favorite Names

For Males

  1. Amos
  2. Archie
  3. Auggie
  4. Axton
  5. Barak
  6. Beau
  7. Berquist 47 E Saddleback Mesa, Santa Fe NM
  8. Bert
  9. Bizkit
  10. Alfie

For Females

  1. Kiwi
  2. Honey
  3. Ruby
  4. Winnie
  5. Bonnie
  6. BRIXIE
  7. Amapola
  8. Bumble
  9. Betty
  10. Buffy

Common Locations

  1. England, United Kingdom
  2. Florida, United States
  3. Texas, United States
  4. Minnesota, United States
  5. California, United States
  6. Kansas, United States
  7. Victoria, Australia
  8. Ohio, United States
  9. Virginia, United States
  10. New Jersey, United States

Greyhounds on Embark

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    Buffy

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