Breed Profile

Greyhound

Greyhound
This is the fastest dog on Earth, and also one of the world’s oldest breeds. The Greyhound dates back 4000 years and features prominently in the hieroglyphics of the ancient pyramids. The mummified remains of many Greyhounds have been found alongside their former masters in various tombs throughout Egypt. The Greyhound is considered a sight hound, that is, a hunting dog that relies on its sight to chase game over open country known as coursing.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

Generally, Greyhounds live up to 16 years of age but have been know to live longer with the right care.

AVERAGE SIZE & WEIGHT

55cm to 76cm
24kg to 32kg

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

The retired racing greyhound makes an affectionate pet and, contrary to popular belief, is not a highly strung or aggressive dog. They are in fact very docile and very loyal animals. Through regular exposure to people and other dogs, the Greyhound has developed into very loyal and affectionate house pet. Today, the Greyhound adores human contact and many owners will tell you how they are often "shadowed" as they go about their daily routine.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

The greyhound will get along with most other pets so long as it is given its own space. Its natural instincts may compel it to round up any smaller animals around the home from time to time.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

With a fine and close coat, the Greyhound requires little in the way of bathing, however a quick brush each day will go a long way towards keeping this dog looking its best. The ears should be checked and cleaned on a weekly basis and the teeth should be checked for any problems that may arise from the soft diet that some racing dogs are raised on. Like most dogs a regular walk is recommended to provide exercise and stimulation for these engaging dogs.


Recommended Breeders




Breeder NameKennelState 
Keith and Dianne Anderson Windermere VIC Contact
Kris and Gayle Wilde and Coralluzzo Xilone VIC Contact
KIm Webb Kim Webb NSW Contact
helen hayden vicoridge NSW Contact
lesley hannaford Kaynem NSW Contact
Fran Harris Knights NSW Contact
gary tavener second chance kennels QLD Contact
Anne Pirie Brantarby VIC Contact
Adam & Michelle Booth Adstaff TAS Contact
tracey bruce micalodge NSW Contact
wayne neilan astropi kennels NSW Contact
judith worsfold Stanhope VIC Contact
david howarth davey2874 NSW Contact
eloise thresher eloise1210 NSW Contact
stephen howarth Teds NSW Contact
donna oshea stepdon NSW Contact
Julie Shevlin Cambrian Park VIC Contact
Tomi Foxx GrandHaven QLD Contact
tracey bruce mica NSW Contact
Sandra Taylor Santasi WA Contact
Melanie Jones Whirlaway SA Contact
Marie Ann Rudd Birrarun SA Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their puppies and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

Australian Capital Territory: New South Wales:
Dogs ACT
(ACT Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 815
Dickson, ACT 2602
Tel: 02 6241 4404
Fax: 02 6241 1129
Website: www.dogsact.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs NSW
(Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
PO Box 632
St Marys, NSW 1790
Tel: 02 9834 3022
Fax: 02 9834 3872
Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
(Details current as of 10/10/2013)
Northern Terrority : Queensland:
Dogs NT
(North Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 37521
Winnellie, NT 0821
Tel: 08 8984 3570
Fax: 08 8984 3409
Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Queensland
(Canine Control Council (Queensland))
PO Box 495
Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Tel: 07 3252 2661
Fax: 07 3252 3864
Website: www.cccq.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
South Australia : Tasmania :
Dogs SA
(South Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 844
Prospect East, SA 5082
Tel: 08 8349 4797
Fax: 08 8262 5751
Website: www.dogssa.com.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Tasmania
(Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
The Rothman Building
PO Box 116
Glenorchy, Tas 7010
Tel: 03 6272 9443
Fax: 03 6273 0844
Website: www.tasdogs.com/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Victoria: Western Australia:
Dogs Victoria
(Victorian Canine Association)
Locked Bag K9
Cranbourne, Vic 3977
Tel: 03 9788 2500
Fax: 03 9788 2599
Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs West
(Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
Southern River, WA, 6110
Tel: 08 9455 1188
Fax: 08 9455 1190
Website: www.dogswest.com
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)

 

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