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Greyhounds are a breed of dogs known mainly for their excellent speed and slender frame. These dogs can go as fast as 40 or 45 miles per hour and were originally used as race dogs because of their great speed. However, they are mainly used as pets and family dogs these days. Discover more about our Greyhound puppies for sale below!

Breed History

Greyhounds are one of the oldest and earliest breeds of dogs known to man. They have been in existence since the time of the early man and were depicted in cave drawings. 

They were also referred to in early Egyptian records and are the only dog breed mentioned in the Bible. Greyhounds had a special status in Britain and were very popular amongst commoners because of their ability to hunt hares and games. 

They were also popular amongst nobles in order to keep up the status of nobility. In 1014, the existing Forest laws banned commoners from keeping this breed of dogs near the royal forests. As the years went on, Greyhounds began to be used for coursing and subsequently, for track racing.

Temperament

Greyhounds are generally unaggressive and reserved. They prefer to lie indoors without disrupting the house. They equally prefer quiet environments and may not cope well in perpetually noisy conditions. 

They love the comfort and can be found snuggling under the covers or lying on a couch.  Although Greyhounds are not typically aggressive towards other animals, they have a tendency for chasing smaller animals. 

Greyhounds are very docile and eager to please. As such, they do not require a firm hand. As an owner, it is important to show them more love than scolding. 

Environment 

Greyhounds love to laze about and can be major couch potatoes. As such, they are very comfortable with living in an apartment as long as they have a cozy area to lie down and rest. 

However, it is important to provide them with a large fenced area where they can run and gallop around. This is because of their natural love for running and chasing things. 

However, the area has to be fenced. This is because Greyhounds are sharp-sighted and may sight a smaller animal in the distance. Their urge to chase it may take over and they could get lost during the chase. Thus, it is very important to fence their running area. 

Exercise 

Greyhounds are often referred to as the cheetahs or Ferraris of the dog kingdom. They love to run and play games. They are very energetic and need a lot of activities. 

As such, it is important to regularly exercise them for about 20-40 minutes each day.  This can be done by letting them run in a large fenced area or playing mini-games which involves running. 

Grooming

The typical Greyhound has a short coat that does not require much grooming. All it needs is a bath every week and a regular rubdown. They also need their teeth brushed in order to avoid dental problems.  

It is highly advisable to regularly trim their nails because they are fast-growing and may hurt the dog if they grow too long. Owners should also consider cleaning out the wax in the ears of their Greyhound. 

Our Greyhound puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country. 

The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering Greyhound puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.

Contact us today to learn more about the availability of our Greyhound puppies for sale. We look forward to helping you find your next family member. Our pet counselors can answer any questions you have about our Greyhound puppies.

 

Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions about Greyhounds 

How do I know if my Greyhound is overweight? 

Greyhounds are generally slender and elegant. However, in some cases, a lack of proper diet could cause them to become obese. Your Greyhound is obese if its abdomen is no longer concave as usual and if you cannot feel its ribs. A normal Greyhound should be slender with a visible waist. 

My Greyhound tends to run and hide excessively. Is this a problem? 

This isn’t a problem. Greyhounds are very docile or unaggressive and may run and hide at the first sign of danger. 

Do Greyhounds bark excessively? 

No. Greyhounds have the least tendency to bark except on special occasions. 

How much do Greyhounds shed? 

Greyhounds do not shed excessively. As a matter of fact, they shed very lightly. 

What diet is proper for a Greyhound? 

Greyhounds need a proper diet of high-quality kibble and equally standard meat. 

How do I stop my Greyhound from chasing squirrels? 

Greyhounds love to run and chase smaller animals. This urge is innate and cannot be curbed. You can fence their running area to make sure they do not run off and get lost. 

What is the best way to train a Greyhound? 

Greyhounds are very gentle and need a soft hand in order not to instill fear in them. Although they may show signs of stubbornness, it is important to train them gently with love and affection. 

What is Greyhounds life expectancy? 

With proper nutrition, a Greyhound could live for up to 10-14 years. 

How much does a Greyhound weigh? 

The average male Greyhound weighs between 26-40 kg while the female Greyhound weighs from 27-34 kg. 

Do I have to worry about the destruction of household objects with Greyhounds? 

Greyhounds are not usually destructive. There are very few chances of your Greyhound deliberately destroying your household objects. 

Greyhounds are a gentle, quiet breed of dogs that require enough love and affection. Owning a Greyhound demands that you give them sufficient freedom to run and play. With proper care and nutrition, you could enjoy long years with your Greyhound.


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