Greyhound

Although the Greyhound originated in Egypt and its breed has existed there since
the times of Ancient Pharaohs, the breed was first officially registered in 1885.

Historically, Greyhounds were used to hunt large animals such as deer and wolves.

Today, this breed makes an ideal pet and is often used as a racing dogs.

Greyhounds are energetic, graceful and determined; the breed is well known for its
ability to compete and they are sometimes called hippodrome dogs.

Friendly, kind, cheerful and fun, Greyhounds are sweet and sensitive creatures; they loves the peaceful life and are happy to accept the love it receives from its owners. Greyhounds are popular becase they tend to be very savvy. Compared to other breeds, Greyhounds are very fast runners, so they need more space and need to run several times a week.

Greyhounds are excellent with children, although the best situations tend to be those wherein the children are older and responsible enough to be left unattended with dogs in general.

The Greyhound gets on equally well with other animals, but early socialization is recommended for this breed. The situation with strangers is slightly different, since its exact mood cannot be determined - sometimes they are very polite and hospitable, while at other times they can behave in a more reserved way.

There is one thing you should pay attention to while looking after a Greyhound, and that is that one its favorite activities is to steal food and toys.

Confident, patient and active owners will find that Greyhounds make great companions and loyal pets. The average lifespan of a Greyhound is between 9 and 14 years. Health problems which are associated with this breed include thyroid problems, swelling, PRA, digestive problems, and allergies due to drugs and other medications. Make sure that the parents of your puppy have OFA and CERF certificates.