The Greyhound is an iconic breed that is pretty easy to identify. It is an athletic and muscular dog that stands 68 to 76 centimetres at the withers and weighs 50 to 88 pounds. This strongly built hound has a long head, strong neck, deep chest, and spacious body. It has intelligent-looking, oval eyes, rose-shaped ears and a powerful jaw. Built for speed and performance, it has arched loins, powerful hindquarters and agile limbs that allow it to cover huge distances at very high speed.
According to The Kennel Club, the acceptable colours are white, black, red, blue, fawn, brindle, and fallow, or any of these colours broken with white. Its short, fine and close-lying coat is easy to groom. It is a low shedder, which can be managed by daily brushing. Bathing can be done as needed and a dry dog shampoo will keep its coat sleek and healthy. As a breed prone to dental issues, brushing with a vet-approved toothpaste at least twice a week is necessary. Chew bones and treats will also help in removing tartar build-up.
It is important to keep its ears dry and free from debris to avoid infection. Accustoming your dog to having its nails trimmed will make the experience pleasant and lessen costs at the vet’s or groomer’s.