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Greyhound Running
Photographer: David Merrett

UK KC Classification Hound
Country of Origin Egypt or UK
Date of Origin Antiquity
Height 69 - 76 cm (27 - 30 inches)
Weight 27 - 32 Kgs (60 - 70 lbs)
Life Expectancy 10 - 12 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Greyhounds are strong, athletic dogs that possess remarkable stamina and endurance. Their coat is short and it can be black, white, brindle, fawn, red, blue or any of these colours with white.


Greyhounds are gentle, affectionate, even tempered dogs.


If you are considering a Greyhound as a pet, consider the following points:
They are not suitable for urban living
They are unsuitable with children
They are suitable for hot climates
They do not require a lot of grooming
They are content to live and sleep outdoors
They require a lot of physical exercise

Interesting Facts

Greyhounds are also known as:
English Greyhound

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