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Understanding and Training a Greyhound


Despite being the second fastest animal in the world (second to the Cheetah), the Greyhound is not a high-energy dog. Although exercise is still required to keep this breed happy & healthy, it is still much better suited to a quiet & calm (yet still athletic) lifestyle.

As with most gentle breeds, the Greyhound can be sensitive and often nervous. Plan to dedicate much time to patient training without the use of adversives, as confidence building is an important aspect to learning to communicate with this sweet breed. Additionally, the Greyhound can also be easily distracted and easily startled.

Due to their high prey drive, small animals are often at risk in the vicinity of Greyhounds.

Socialise carefully, early and often, most especially with cats & rabbits. Raising a Greyhound with such animals is probably the best way to avoid unwanted chasing and potential injury, although it is always a good idea to keep a watchful eye regardless.

Breed Profile

Breed Name: Afgan Hound

Domestic Dog Group:

Brief Description:

  • General Size: 60 - 70 lbs (27 - 32 kg); 69 - 76 cm
  • General Temperament: Lively, Gentle & Friendly
  • General Description: A very sweet & gentle companion that thrives in a relaxed & easy-going athletic lifestyle.

Breed’s Key Traits

  High Med-High Medium Med-Low Low
Requires Experience   x      
Good Family Dog     x    
Exercise Required   x      
Activity Indoors       x  
Ease of Training     x    
Sociability with Strangers     x    
Grooming Requirements       x  


Brief History

A very ancient breed, with artefacts suggesting existence in the Middle East up to 5,000 years ago. Desirable for both its keen sense of sight (as a sight hound) and its build for acceleration and speed, the Greyhound has sustained as a breed used for hunting, gaming sport and companionship.


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