Shopping for your greyhound is fun! You should see the amazing variety of coats, collars, leashes, “bling” and toys you can buy for Greyhounds!
Greyhounds are very photogenic! Just look at those soulful eyes, expressive ears, sweet smiles, silly positions, and of course their NEEDLE NOSES!
Greyhounds are generally very clean. They have short coats that take very little grooming. Most spend time grooming themselves daily, as cats do, and so they rarely need to be bathed.
Greyhounds are funny and playful and will make you laugh every day. While they try very hard to look distinguished and noble, inside the heart of every greyhound is a complete goofball waiting to come out. They love to play and will have you playing with them in no time.
Greyhounds are quite intelligent. Though most greys do tend to have a mind of their own, they are actually very smart and quite trainable. Many are “chow hounds” and respond well to food and affection in training sessions.
Greyhounds aren’t bred for conformity. They are bred for their ability to run and their temperament. Therefore, they tend to be a very healthy breed, and they aren’t predisposed to a lot of the afflictions that can affect other large breeds, like hip dysplasia. Also, greys can come in a vast variety of colours, sizes, and shapes, so they don’t all look alike.
Greyhounds don’t need a lot of exercise. A couple of short walks a day or a backyard to play in is all most greys need. While many do enjoy the occasional chance to get a good run, they really are 64 km/h couch potatoes.
Greyhounds can adapt to a variety of lifestyles. Greyhounds are just as happy in a small apartment as they are in a big house. They can be active or relaxed. Many greys are good with children and many are also good with other pets, whether large or small.
Greyhounds tend to be gentle, quiet dogs. Greyhounds are very gentle, sensitive dogs. They are very attuned to their family’s moods and feelings and respond to those. While some greys do vocalize by “roo-ing”, they are a fairly quiet breed.
Every hound needs a couch to call their own when they retire!