Exercise Requirements: 20-40 minutes/day Energy Level: Laid back Longevity Range: 10-13 yrs. Tendency to Drool: Low Tendency to Snore: Low Tendency to Bark: Low Tendency to Dig: Low Social/Attention Needs: Moderate
“Theyre marvelous dogs and good in almost all situations,” Edgerton says. “If youre getting a puppy, you dont have to worry about them with kids and you can train them. They are good at agility and obedience and most things. … I would say that the primary issue is that there just arent that many available.”
“Theres a reason why theres almost a cult-like following. They are wonderful dogs. They are really hard to beat as a pet,” says Kimberly Fritzler, manager of Windrock LLC, which is recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) as a platinum breeder of merit for greyhounds. “Even though they are a big dog, they dont act like one.”
“Even an older dog could actually hurt them quite badly. People see them and think that because of their size they are mature enough, but they arent,” Fritzler says. “They have no body fat.”
Exercise and meal-time needs aside, greyhounds are quite easy to care for when it comes to grooming. They are clean, low-odor dogs who do not drool excessively. Their thin coats and slight frames just require a soft brush or gentle brushing glove to minimize seasonal shedding. And, like all dogs, their nails need to be trimmed so they dont clack across the floor.
These large hounds weigh between 60–70 pounds, but they are aerodynamic and carry almost no body fat. A greyhounds natural coat is short—providing very little warmth in the winter or insulation in the summer—and its shades can span black, white, blue, and red to brindle and fawn.
Growth of a Female Greyhound
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As you will see, the weight of a greyhound of the same age can vary by quite a bit but can still fall within the breed standards healthy range.