The Greyhound is a beloved dog breed known for its affectionate, independent, gentle, athletic temperament and short, smooth coat. Classified as a hound breed, the Greyhound is a large dog with an average weight of 50-85 pounds and a height of 27-30 inches.
This breed typically has a 10-14 year life span and requires high amount of exercise per day. As for grooming needs, the Greyhound has low grooming requirements.
In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at the Greyhound’s personality traits, exercise and grooming needs, as well as common health issues associated with the breed.
Greyhound Breed Information
Breed Group: hound
Average Weight (lbs): 50-85
Average Height (in): 27-30
Life Expectancy (years): 10-14
Daily Sleep: 12-14 hours
Coat Type: short, smooth
Coat Colors: brindle, fawn, black, red, blue, white
Greyhound Temperament and Personality
Temperament: affectionate, independent, gentle, athletic
Exercise Needs: high
Grooming Needs: low
Common Health Issues: bloat, hip dysplasia, heart disease
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