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Greyhounds are fiercely intelligent, gentle and adaptable.  Greyhounds come in all colours: black, white, red, blue, fawn, fallow, brindle or any of these colours blended with white. Their coat is short and smooth, with a good, complete diet their coat becomes shiny, easy to manage and does not require clipping. Greyhounds on average live to around 10-12 years old.

We’ll happily bust the myth that greyhounds are high-energy, high-exercise dogs. Despite their size, greyhounds can live in smaller houses and some greyhounds even suit apartment-style living. People are often surprised to learn that greyhounds rarely bark and are generally quiet. Greyhounds are champions at sun-baking, lounging and sleeping. They are quite content to just slumber and they’re well known as the ’60k couch potato’ for this reason. Whilst they’re short-burst sprinters on the race-track, they often only need a daily walk of 30 minute (or less).

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Most Greyhounds are also fantastic with children, due to their soft and sweet nature they are often patient with even the most tiny and persistent dog lovers!

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What Makes Greyhounds Special?
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Greyhounds have almost no ‘doggy odour’ and shed minimally. Often people who are allergic to animal dander can co-exist problem-free with Greyhounds, (after a small adjustment period re: the introduction of a new allergen). We have encountered many people who have been allergic to animal dander, who have adopted a Greyhound without issue. Here are some other reasons why Greyhounds are amazing:

  • Like most canines, Greyhounds are devoted and affectionate companions
  • They make fantastic companions because they’re so adaptable to spaces and people
  • Marathon snoozers, they love to sleep (up to 20 hours a day)
  • The breed comes with its own set of body language quirks (teeth chattering translates to excitement)
  • Greyhounds rarely bark or growl (except for play-time growling)
  • They make great inside dogs, they’ll just need a comfy spot or two
  • They are incredibly gentle and trusting, often making them a good addition to a family with small children
  • Whilst  Victorian muzzle laws dictate that greyhounds must be muzzled at all times in public, it is far from their nature for greyhounds to be aggressive
  • Read more in our quick reference Fact Sheet about Greyhounds and breed-specific laws here.