Top Facts About Greyhounds

  • Greyhounds are the fastest dogs in the world. Clocking up to 70 km per hour, greyhounds are faster than most racehorses and spend up to 75% of their time in the air when racing


  • Greyhounds have 270-degree vision. With their thin heads and widely spread eyes, greyhounds have excellent peripheral vision and can see 800 metres in front of them


  • Greyhounds have trouble sitting. As they have such large and tight back-end muscles, Greyhounds have trouble sitting and prefer to lie down or “roach”(lying on their back with their legs up in the air)

  • Greyhounds are one of the healthiest purebred dogs. Out of all the purebred dog breeds, many animal experts have come to believe that the Greyhound is perhaps the healthiest breed of dog when it comes to staying clear of developing any hereditary health issues

  • Greyhounds do not need a lot of exercise. Greyhounds needing a lot of exercise is a common misconception. They are actually glorified couch potatoes and only need around 45 minutes of exercise per day.

  • Greyhounds are very gentle dogs. Despite being so competitive on the track, greyhounds are considered to be in the top five most gentle dog breeds. Because of their naturally kind temperament, greyhounds make perfect canine companions for children, other dogs and cats too.

  • They are inside dogs… outside is usually too cold! Greyhounds have low body fat, thin skin, and short hair so they’re sensitive to cold temperatures and also hotter temperatures. They’ll require a sweatshirt or staying indoors for a little extra warmth.

Posted on 01 February 2021

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