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Breed:

Greyhound

Group (AKC):

Hounds

  
Country of OriginEgypt, one of the oldest breeds, 2500 BC, mentioned in the Book of Solomon
Type of coatshort, shedding, minimal maintenance
Groomingbrushing (ten minutes per week), no coat trimming, ordinary shedding, nail trimming,  ear cleaning, bathing
Average height26-28 inches
Average weight60-70 pounds
Activity levelvery high outdoors, low indoors
Watchdogno
Protectionno
Intelligencelow
Trainabilitylow, hard to train, be gentle and patient, no harsh methods
Compatibility with childrenlow tolerance, no young children
Charactersweet, sensitive, easily confused, aloof, does not seek fawning attention
Ideal home environmentindoors ok, walk daily
Ideal ownerpatient, quiet, predictable, calm, confident adult, great jogging partner
Suggestions:early obedience training and socialization, females may be easier to train.
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