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Greyhound

Only the cheetah tops the Greyhound for speed. One racing Greyhound was clocked at over 45 mph.

About the Greyhound

Renowned for their athleticism and acute sight, the Greyhound has been a favorite in Britain since the Middle Ages. A law passed at this time stated that only royalty and nobility could hunt with the prestigious dogs.

Intelligent, affectionate and calm, these low maintenance dogs are happy to spend their day relaxing with their human families. They are best suited to owners who understand the unique needs of Greyhounds.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
United Kingdom
Group
FCI Group 10, AKC Hound Group
Size category
Large
Avg life expectancy
10–13 years

Intelligent / Gentle / Loving / Even-tempered

Key facts

  • Needs moderate training
  • Requires outdoor space
  • Makes a great family dog

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