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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions to help you determine if a retired greyhound is right for your family.

Are greyhounds good with children?


Many are indeed good with children, however, like with all dogs, children should be trained on how to properly treat greyhounds.

Are greyhounds hyper dogs?


Typically, no. Greyhounds are often known as the 45 mph couch potatoes. They do need a daily walk and an occassional sprint in a fenced area. Once indoors, most greyhounds enjoy sleeping on soft bedding.

Are greyhounds a good match for seniors?


More mature greyhounds 4-7 years old may be a great fit for seniors. Because they usually do not require a lot of attention and are mild-mannered in the house, they can make greyt companions. Even better - they are a great reason to take a daily walk!

Are greyhounds good watchdogs?


Not typically. Most greyhounds may lift their head off of the couch when someone enters the house or greet them with a smile and a tail wag. They may give an occassional "woof" when they are excited but are generally really quiet dogs.

What is the average lifespan of greyhounds?

Greyhounds live between 12-14 years on average with a healthy lifestyle.

Why are greyhounds so skinny?


Greyhounds are athletes with very low body fat and high muscle density. Because they do not have an undercoat (very little fur), their ribs and spine are usually visible, even at a healthy weight.

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