Part of the hunting hound category, it’s no surprise that Greyhounds love nothing more than the thrill of the chase! However, despite their need for speed, which is surpassed only by the cheetah, Greyhounds will happily snooze at home for hours.
|Coat:||Short, glossy and easy to maintain. It needs grooming once a week and polishing with a hound glove for extra shine.|
|Exercise:||1 hour daily for adult dogs. Greyhounds exert their energy in short spurts, so two 30 minute walks a day are recommended.|
|Life span:||8 - 10 years|
|Temperament:||Intelligent, even-tempered, gentle|
Friendly and non-aggressive, Greyhounds have a wonderful temperament but their sensitive side makes them best suited to quieter, calmer homes. More independent than other breeds, Greyhounds are happy to be left alone sometimes.
Due to their high intelligence and easy-going nature, Greyhounds tend to be easy to train but since they tend to be sensitive, positive reinforcement works best.
A Greyhound’s coat is short, sleek and easy to care for but they can be prone to shedding.
When it comes to food, Greyhounds love a treat but can be picky eaters when it comes to mealtimes.
Considering welcoming a Greyhound into your home? Before you buy or adopt one, here are a few important things to remember.
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Most Greyhounds live long and happy lives, but they can suffer from specific health problems. That’s why it’s important that when choosing dog insurance, you consider the length of time policies cover different conditions. Petplan’s Covered For Life® plans refresh the veterinary fees each year allowing you to claim for ongoing conditions for the rest of your pet’s life providing there is no break in cover.