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Greyhound (Muzzle, Face)
Muzzle, Face

Breed Information


2022: #129

2021: #132

2020: #142

2019: #162

2018: #145

2017: #156

2016: #151

2015: #147

Name Greyhound
Other names English Greyhound
Origin United Kingdom
Breed Group

Hound (AKC:1885)

Sighthounds and Pariahs (UKC)

Size Large to Giant
Type Purebred
Life span 10-13 years





Even Tempered



Male: 28-30 inches (71-76 cm)

Female: 27-28 inches (68-71 cm)


Male: 65-80 pounds (29-36 kg)

Female: 60-70 pounds (27-31 kg)







Litter Size 1-12 puppies
Puppy Prices

Average $1500 - $2500 USD

Greyhounds are well-known for their immense speeds, and that's what makes them so popular among Americans as they are an integral part of any dog racing competition. Greyhound puppies will range anywhere from as little as $1,500 to as much as $2,500.

Breed Characteristics


5 stars

Apartment Friendly

4 stars

The Greyhound will do okay in an apartment if it gets enough exercise. It is relatively inactive indoors and a small yard will do. Greyhounds are sensitive to the cold but do well in cold climates as long as they wear a coat outside. Do not let this dog off the leash unless in a safe area. They have a strong chase instinct and if they spot an animal such as a rabbit they just might take off. They are so fast you will not be able to catch them.

Barking Tendencies

1 stars


Cat Friendly

2 stars

Child Friendly

5 stars

Good with Kids: This is a suitable dog breed for kids. It is also shy toward other pets and friendly toward strangers.

Dog Friendly

5 stars

Exercise Needs

2 stars

Greyhounds that are kept as pets should have regular opportunities to run free on open ground in a safe area, as well as daily long, brisk walks, where the dog is made to heel beside or behind the person holding the lead. In a dog's mind the leader leads the way and that leader needs to be the human. Greyhounds love a regular routine.


1 stars

Low Maintenance: Grooming is only necessary once in a while to maintain upkeep. No trimming or stripping needed.

Health Issues

3 stars

Hypoallergenic: No


4 stars

Ranking: #46 Full Ranking List


3 stars

Shedding Level

3 stars

Moderate Shedding: Greyhounds shed, but regular brushing will help keep the hair off your floor, furniture, and clothing. Bathe as needed. If you do a good job of brushing your Greyhound, he probably won’t need a bath very often.

Stranger Friendly

5 stars


3 stars

Moderately Easy Training: The Greyhound is fairly easy to train, and is usually obedient unless it has its eyes on potential prey. Greyhounds are sensitive, so an experienced trainer is recommended. They should be challenged by a variety of training exercises.

Watchdog Ability

3 stars

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Greyhound Puppy (Gray, Face)
Gray, Face

Greyhound Names

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
01 Buddy Bella
02 Cooper Lucy
03 Toby Molly
04 Jack Maggie
05 Tucker Lulu
06 Bruno Roxy
07 Murphy Stella
08 Zeus Ellie
09 Lucky Emma
10 Cody Sophie
100 Cute Puppy Names ›


The ultimate running dog, the Greyhound is built for speed. Its long legs and arched back enable it to contract and stretch maximally while executing the double-suspension gallop. It has tremendous muscle mass and light legs, further enhancing speed. The feet are long and narrow, giving maximum leverage. The long tail serves as a rudder and brake when running at high speed. The coat is short and smooth. Two types of greyhounds are available: AKC (show) and NGA (racing). Retired NGA greyhounds are smaller, sturdier and faster than show dogs and may be more inclined to chase small animals.

Known as "the world's fastest couch potato," the Greyhound is quiet, calm and extremely well-mannered indoors. They are good with other dogs, and with other pets if raised with them; outdoors, they tend to chase any small thing that moves. They are reserved with strangers, very sensitive and sometimes timid. Despite their independent nature, they are eager to please.


This very ancient breed is the fastest dog in the world and can reach speeds of over 40 miles per hour (65 km/h). Carvings of the Greyhound were found in tombs in Egypt dating back to 2900 B.C. They are thought to have originally descended from the Sloughi (Berber Greyhound) and brought to England by traders before 900 AD. The breed was first brought to America by the Spanish explorers in the 1500s. They were one of the first dogs ever to be shown in a dog show. The Greyhound’s natural quarry are the rabbit and hare, however it has also been used to hunt stag, deer, fox and wild boar. The dog’s speed along with its keen eyesight helped it excel at its work. The dogs were able to chase and catch the pray without stopping to rest. Today there are two types of Greyhounds being bred: Show lines, which conform to the written standard and racing lines, bred for speed. After retiring from a racing career, these dogs were often destroyed. With the dedicated efforts of Greyhound Rescue this practice has greatly reduced and the most mellow-tempered Greyhounds are found homes. The Greyhound was recognized by the AKC in 1885. The Greyhound’s talents include hunting, sighting, watchdog, racing, agility and lure coursing.


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