Other name: English Greyhound

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Life expectancy

The Greyhound has a life expectancy of between 9 and 11 years




Adult size

Female Between 27 and 28 in
Male Between 28 and 30 in

Adult weight

Female Between 62 and 73 lb
Male Between 62 and 73 lb
Coat colour
Black White Blue Red
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Greyhound costs between £280 and £600

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More details about the Greyhound

Greyhound: Origins and history

Although there is no scientific evidence, there are suggestions that greyhound-like dogs existed as long as 4,000 years ago. Reference to these animals appear in ancient Egyptian culture, and they may have been used as hunting dogs by Celtic tribes from 5th and 6th century BC.  The first reports of the modern greyhound appear in the 18th century. It was then officially recognised by British kennel authorities in the 19th century. Since then, the Greyhound has had a long and illustrious career as a hunting companion and racing dog.

FCI classification of the Greyhound

  • Group 10 - Sighthounds

  • Section 3 : Short-haired Sighthounds

Training a Greyhound

Greyhounds respond best to gentle, reward-based training methods. As long as you stick to these techniques, it won't be long before you have a very well-trained and very obedient greyhound. You’ll also need a little bit of patience as greyhound puppies tend to be extremely boisterous, meaning they can struggle to focus on a specific task. So keep the training sessions short and fun.

Greyhound: Purchase price

A Greyhound pup can cost anywhere between £280 - £600, and there are many ex-racing and rescue greyhounds looking for a new home!

Greyhounds don't need massive amounts of food; two medium-sized meals made from high-quality dog food will meet all their nutritional needs. Budget between £40-60 each month to cover the cost of feeding your greyhound. Other expenses, like insurance, will vary depending on your dog's age and medical history.

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