Group: Hunting Dogs

Popularity/Rank: 156

Origin: United Kingdom

Breed Type: Purebred

Price: USD $500-$800

Lifespan: 10-13 years

Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 156
Origin United Kingdom
Other Names English Greyhound
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $500-$800
How much does a Greyhound cost?
According to a rough estimate, you will spend between $500 to $800 on your Greyhound if you purchase it from a reputable breeder. If you select a dog with exceptional bloodlines, the price may be higher. The price might even be higher if the dog has already been trained. You'll usually pay less if you get a Greyhound from a shelter.
Size Giant
Weight Male: 65-80 pounds (29-36 kg),
Female: 60-70 pounds (27-31 kg)
Height Male: 28-30 inches (71-76 cm),
Female: 27-28 inches (68-71 cm)
Lifespan 10-13 years
Recognized by AKC, FCI
The American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed. And FCI in the Sighthounds group, in the Short-haired Sighthounds section.
Purpose Coursing, Hunting
Date of Origin Ancient Times
Ancestry Arabian Sloughi

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Fine
Coat Colors Black, Blue, Gray, Red, White
Grooming Level
Greyhound is very low maintenance breed. They has fine and small-length coats. That's why the greyhound requires very minimal grooming task.
Shedding Level
The Greyhound breed sheds moderate. An ideal greyhound has a straight and normal coat of small-length. That makes normal amount of fur. Shedding is a normal and natural process for all dogs. But, the quantity of hair a dog sheds depends on the dog's breed type, season/weather, length of coat but sometimes it depends on pregnancy situation, health status, and specially on the type of food.
Solution: Brush regularly with right brush, and healthy diet food can reduce and control the amount of hair shedding.
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Blue, Brindle, Cream, Fawn, Gray, Pied, Red, Silver, White
Coat Length Small
Coat Density Normal
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Deshedder, Nail Clipper, Pin Brush, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Daily
Recommended: (All dogs benefit from regular brushing.)

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Affectionate, Athletic, Caring, Delicate, Gentle, Intelligent, Outright, Peaceful, Quiet, Tempered
According to dog psychologist and pHD, Stanley Coren, Greyhound' dogs has normal-level intelligence. They can learn and memorize new commands & tricks after 40-50 tries.
Greyhound dogs are easy to train. Their intelligence level is moderate to learn commands, tricks and new things.
Greyhound breed is moderate playful dog and they have moderate activity level. Dog's playfulness depends on activity levels and health conditions.
Some dog breeds have different signs and alerts when they want to play. But, probably the easiest dog body language to understand is a happy dog and want to play: Tail up, relax body, pupils dilated, mouth open (optional), tongue exposed and front-end lowered.
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Yes
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Allergies, Alopecia, Bloat, Cancer, Cataracts, Cold Intolerance, Heart Murmurs, Hip Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Osteoarthritis, Osteosarcoma, Pannus, Progressive reti
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Moderate
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 15 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food Males: 2.5 to 4 cups; Females: 1.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 3 cups
Daily Cost $2.00 - $2.25
Monthly Cost $60.00 - $67.50


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Greyhound have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 1-12 puppies (Once a year.)


The Greyhounds are Giant sized dog breed with Avg. Weight Male: 72.5 pounds (32.5 kg), Female: 65 pounds (29 kg), Avg. Height Male: 29 inches (73.5 cm), Female: 27.5 inches (69.5 cm). This dog coats come in a range of colours including Gray, Blue, Black, White, Red. with the Small outer coat. The breed also goes by the name English Greyhound. They are ranked No. 156 the most popular dog breeds in the world.
The Greyhound breed live around 10 to 13 years of age. If the breed is handled well and has a good diet with regular exercise, it could be 1 or 2 more years will live. Although, This dog is counted to be a moderate healthy breed, This dog is not a hypoallergenic breed. it can have a few health issues. Some of the major concerns are related to the Allergies, Pannus, Hip Dysplasia, Osteosarcoma, Bloat, Hypothyroidism, Alopecia, Cancer, Osteoarthritis, Heart Murmurs, Cold Intolerance, Progressive reti, Cataracts, Musculoskeletal Injuries (Health related problems are a part of life).
Some types of breed who have ability to help out people with different impairments and disabilities. Greyhound dog have many qualities that make them great Therapy Dog.
Cause of their size, temperament, intelligence and strength Greyhound , can be found working as assistance, helper, and Therapy Dogs.
Greyhound provide many such good services that help people in different environments.


As above mentioned, the date of origin of the Greyhound breed is Ancient Times. Greyhound breed type is Purebred and relate to the Hunting Dogs group. Originated from United Kingdom. This breed purpose is Coursing, Hunting and the ancestor of Greyhound was the Arabian Sloughi. Greyhound breed Recognitions are American Canine Registry, American Kennel Club, Canadian Kennel Club, Dog Registry of America Inc., Federation Cynologique Internationale, Kennel Club of Great B, America's Pet Registry.

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