8 Great Things About Greyhounds

Thinking about adopting a greyhound? Check out what makes this ancient breed so amazing.


If you are looking for a laid-back, affectionate dog for your family, Greyhound might be the best choice for you.


These sleek and slender pooches might be best known for their famed speed and racetrack careers, but there are so many pawesome qualities of Greyhounds you should know about. Check out some of the coolest ones!


Greyhounds Are Known As “40 Mph Couch Potato”


Despite their incredible running speed ( they can run as fast as 45 miles per hour) Gracehounds are notorious coach potatoes who love nothing better than to take naps and snuggle with their human. They’re often compared to cats because they could spend 16 to 18 hours a day sleeping!


They Are All About Manners


It’s not always only about training: Greyhounds have a sweet, gentle nature, which makes them really polite to other dogs and people. Aggressiveness and bossiness are practically unconceivable for these pooches!


Greyhounds Are Cuddlebugs


Although each dog will have their own personality, most Greyhounds are known as affectionate dogs who adore being in the center of attention- this includes copious amounts of belly rubs, ear scratches, and cuddle sessions.


They Have 270 Degree Vision


You’ll sometime wonder if Greyhounds have eyes on the back of their head because they’ll always see you going to the kitchen, but the real reason for their supervision are their widely spread eyes, typical for all sighthounds.


Greyhounds Are an Ancient Breed


Did you know that Greyhounds are the only dog breed mentioned by their name in the Bible? There have also been depictions of dogs who really look like today’s Greyhound in artifacts from Greek, Egyptian and Roman times. These dogs have been by our side for a long time, and yet,even centuries after, our fascination with the slim and elegant breed doesn’t seem to be fading.


Greyhounds Are Less Likely To Trigger Allergies


Their short coat is not great just because it’s extremely easy to groom, but because the lack of undercoat makes them less likely to cause a reaction in people who have mild to moderate allergies to dogs.


They Know How to Sing


Greyhounds are not a yappy breed and they rarely ever bark. However, they sometimes “roo,” which is an adorable mashup of yodeling, barking and howling-essentially, their way of singing! It’s super cute:

Greyhounds Make Excellent Family Pets


Calm, loving, quiet, adaptable: whether you have kids or live on your own, in a house or an apartment, a Greyhound will effortlessly fit in your lifestyle. But the best part is about getting a Greyhound is that you’ll be saving a life! These dogs are rarely bred to be just pets, but there are plenty of shelters and rescue organizations where you can find a retired racing greyhound to adopt.

Angela Vuckovic
Angela Vuckovic

A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.

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