Category: Hound Dogs
Facts about Greyhound Dog, "Scientific name for Greyhound Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Greyhound Dog is a very old European breed of dog, a sighthound which has historically been bred for coursing game and lately for dog racing. The Greyhound Dog is a tall, slender dog with a long, narrow head and a long receding muzzle. It has small ears, which are held down and folded as well as a long tail that slightly curves upwards at the tip. The Greyhound Dog has dark eyes, a long, slightly curved neck, and a broad and deep chest.
The average height of the Greyhound Dog 25 to 30 inches (63.5 to 76.2 cm) tall at the shoulder. The average weight is about 50 to 85 pounds (22.7 to 38.5 kg)
Known as the world’s fastest couch potato, the Greyhound Dog is quiet, calm and very well behaved indoors. Eager to please, these dogs are friendly towards other dogs and pets if brought up together. The Greyhound Dog is also friendly towards strangers and it is playful and full of energy. The Greyhound Dog like chasing small moving things and are highly sensitive, even sometimes being timid.
A Greyhound Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Greyhound Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Greyhound Dogs they have 42 teeth.
Female Greyhound Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Greyhound Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month. Female Greyhound Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born
The Greyhound requires daily exercise and it’s a sprinter and not good with endurance. The Greyhound Dog loves running and chasing outdoors but it does not like living outdoors. These dogs love creature comforts, with warmth and soft bedding being a priority. The Greyhound dog’s coat is easy to maintain and it only needs to be brushed occasionally to get rid of dead hair.
Greyhound Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
A Greyhound Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Greyhound Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the Greyhound Dogs eye protected and moist. Greyhound Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals
A Greyhound Dog can make a wonderful pet, but knowing its traits and understanding its racing background are necessary if you are deciding whether it would be a perfect pet. Since birth, some of the Greyhound Dogs have only known the racetrack surroundings, which is sheltered and ordered. Therefore, adopting one as a pet is kind of like being reborn. A Greyhound Dog loves being around people and it is charming, loving, brave, devoted and intelligent. Greyhound Dogs bond well with other dogs and pets. It is also good with children and doesn’t bark much, which can make it an ideal indoor pet.
Greyhound Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. A Greyhound Dogs can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Greyhound Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
When purchasing a Greyhound Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references, check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
The Greyhound Dog is in Hound Group breed and was recognized (AKC) American Kennel Club in 1885. The breed can be any color, including fawn, black and red, often combined with brindle or white markings. A couple of famous people like General George A. Custer and Rutherford B. Hayes owned Greyhound Dogs.
The average life span is 12 to 15 years.
Only humans and dogs have prostates, But a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Average body temperature for a Greyhound Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A Greyhound Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
The number one heath problems amongst Greyhound Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your Greyhound Dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Greyhound Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
Greyhound Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.
Greyhound Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. A Greyhound Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Greyhound Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.