Most people know of this dog breed through Greyhound racing but to really know them, you need to own one of these majestic, graceful animals.
Greyhounds are incredible dogs: they are not just the fastest dog breed of all, but their temperament is also astonishing. Watching a Greyhound running, you will see a true athlete - they can get up to 60km per hour! To witness the focus and determination in its eyes is breathtaking.
Having a Greyhound is like having two opposite extremes combined in one dog. They can be a bundle of energy and will chase a ball at lightning speed – but only for short periods of time, after which they will need to have a rest and chill out. When at home, you will find a warm, calm and quiet dog. Some say Greyhounds are the perfect couch potatoes. As they lie around calmly observing the environment around them, they appear to have a superior, almost sphinx-like look about them.
Greyhounds can have a high prey drive and socialisation is important if you have other small animals. Good recall training is of utmost importance for this breed, but once they see potential prey, there is no stopping them.
The Greyhound is known as one of the breeds with the fewest typical dog traits. Some even say their personality is more like that of a cat - they are independent, love cuddles when they want them but also like to go their own way.
|Life expectancy:||9-11 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||Above average|