adopt1ADOPTING A HOUND
ABOUT THE BREED: GREYHOUNDS

Greyhounds usually range from two to five years of age (some younger and some older). The life expectancy of a Greyhound is typically twelve or more years. Greyhounds are intelligent dogs. They adapt easily into their new home environment following a brief adjustment period. Most are eager to please and love attention. They are wonderful companion animals and quickly attach to their new families.

Greyhounds by nature are quiet, clean, well mannered and gentle dogs. Many are cat and small dog friendly as well as other dog breed friendly. Others also adapt and get along well with children. They do not require a great deal of space, and are usually quite content to curl up on a soft dog bed.

A Greyhound requires about the same amount of exercise as any dog their size. They should be walked, on a leash, a moderate distance three or four times a day so they can relieve themselves. In a securely fenced yard only, they can be turned off lead for exercise and potty breaks. You and your greyhound will develop a schedule that that is satisfactory for both of your needs. Greyhounds stand between 26 and 29 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh between 50 and 80lbs depending on the gender. They come in many colors: black, white, several shades of brindle, fawn, blue, red, or a combination.