Beneath the sleek and speedy exterior lies a couch potato at heart.

Vital Stats

Height: 25 to 30 inches at shoulder
Weight: 50 to 85 pounds (males average 75 pounds, females average 57 pounds)
Coat: short and smooth
Life span: 12 to 15 years or older

Summary
Greyhounds were originally bred as hunting dogs to chase hare, foxes, and deer. They can reach speeds of 40 to 45 miles per hour, making them the Ferraris of the dog world. Not surprisingly, Greyhounds made a name for themselves as racing dogs and are still used in racing today.

They also participate in many other dog sports, including lure coursing, conformation, obedience, and agility. Beyond their grace and speed, people love them for their sweet, mild nature. Full Greyhound profile on DogTime.com

Easy to groom:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Heat Tolerance:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Friendly toward strangers:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Good for new owners:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Compatible with kids:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Dog friendly:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Ease of training:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Energy Level:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Need for exercise:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Sensitivity:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Amount of shedding:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Average:
3.4 out of 5 stars (3.4 / 5)