greyhounds at home
|Tuesday December 10, 2013|
Greyhounds are one of the best natured breeds – smart, sweet, calm and loving. With their gentle dispositions and good temperaments, these retired racing dogs can easily make the transition from the racetrack to a loving home. If you are considering adopting a pet, why not let a retired greyhound race into your heart.
Greyhounds have been bred for speed for centuries, making them one of the oldest and purest breeds of dogs in the world. They can be traced back to ancient Egypt, where drawings of greyhounds were found inside the tombs within the Great Pyramids.
Greyhounds come in all sizes, colors, and ages.
They typically stand between 26 and 29 inches at the shoulder, and weigh between 55 and 80 pounds. Females are usually smaller than the males.
The colors can be black, fawn, red, blue, white, several shades of brindle or a combination of these colors.
The average life expectancy of a former racing greyhound is 12-15 years.
Please consider adopting a Retired Racing Greyhound today!!