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Greyhound Gifts

The Greyhound is a breed of dog that has been primarily bred for coursing game and racing. A combination of long, powerful legs, deep chest and aerodynamic build allows it to reach speeds of up to 72 km/h (45 mph) in less than one and a half seconds, or within 3 strides.

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A Selection Of Greyhound Products Currently Available

 

Greyhound Waggy Dogz Cushion http://abentleycushions.co.uk/product/2240/greyhound-boston-waggy-dogz-cushion

Greyhounds Throw http://abentleycushions.co.uk/product/665/greyhounds-throw

Greyhound Socks http://abentleycushions.co.uk/product/2351/greyhound-socks-in-grey-uk-size-3-5-to-6-5

Greyhound Socks http://abentleycushions.co.uk/product/2352/greyhound-socks-in-grey-uk-size-7-to-10

Greyhound Waggy Dogz Cushion http://abentleycushions.co.uk/product/2253/greyhound-waggy-dogz-cushion

Fawn The Greyhound Doorstop By Dora Designs http://abentleycushions.co.uk/product/2624/fawn-the-greyhound-doorstop-by-dora-designs

Greyhound Shoulder Bag http://abentleycushions.co.uk/product/1196/greyhound-shoulder-bag

Greyhound Tapestry Cushion http://abentleycushions.co.uk/product/650/greyhound-tapestry-cushion

Greyhound Throw http://abentleycushions.co.uk/product/966/greyhound-throw

Greyhounds Tapestry Wall Hanging http://abentleycushions.co.uk/product/914/greyhounds-tapestry-wall-hanging

 

General Information On Greyhounds

Males are usually 71 to 76 cm (28 to 30 inches) tall at the withers and weigh around 27 to 40 kg (70 to 100 pounds). Females tend to be smaller with shoulder heights ranging from 68 to 71 cm (27 to 28 inches) and weights from less than 27 to 34 kg (60 to 75 pounds). Greyhounds have very short hair, which is easy to maintain. There are approximately thirty recognized color forms, of which variations of white, brindle, fawn, black, red and blue (gray) can appear uniquely or in combination.

Although greyhounds are extremely fast and athletic, and despite their reputation as racing dogs, they are not high-energy dogs. They are sprinters, and although they love running, they do not require extensive exercise. Most are quiet, gentle animals. An adult greyhound will stay healthy and happy with a daily walk of as little as 20 to 30 minutes. Greyhounds have been referred to as "Forty-five mile per hour couch potatoes.

Until the early twentieth century, greyhounds were principally bred and trained for coursing. During the early 1920s, modern greyhound racing was introduced into the United States and introduced into United Kingdom and Ireland in 1926 The greyhound holds the record for fastest recorded dog.

Greyhound owners and adoption groups generally consider greyhounds to be wonderful pets. They are pack-oriented dogs, which means that they will quickly adopt humans into their pack as alpha. They can get along well with children, dogs and other family pets (though are sometimes not safe with smaller pet animals or untrained children). Rescued racing Greyhounds occasionally develop separation anxiety when re-housed or when their new owners have to leave them alone for a period of time (the addition of a second greyhound often solves this problem).

Greyhounds bark very little, which helps in suburban environments, and are usually as friendly to strangers as they are with their own family. The most common misconception concerning greyhounds is that they are hyperactive. In retired racing greyhounds it is usually the opposite. Young greyhounds that have never been taught how to utilize the energy they are bred with, can be hyperactive and destructive if not given an outlet, and require more experienced handlers.

Greyhound Adoption groups generally require owners to keep their greyhounds on-leash at all times, except in fully enclosed areas. Partially this is due to their prey-drive, partially their speed and partially because Greyhounds have no road sense. Due to their strength, adoption groups recommend that fences be between 4 and 6 feet, to prevent them being able to jump.

Greyhounds do not have undercoats and therefore are less likely to trigger people's dog allergies (Greyhounds are sometimes incorrectly referred to as "hypoallergenic"). Not having an undercoat, coupled with their lack of body fat, also means they are more susceptible to extreme temperature (heat and cold). Most sources recommend that Greyhounds be housed inside.

Greyhounds are very sensitive to insecticides. Many vets do not recommend the use of flea collars or flea spray on greyhounds unless it is a pyrethrin-based product. It is often believed that Greyhounds need a large living space, however, they can thrive in small spaces. Due to their temperament, Greyhounds make better "apartment dogs" than some of the smaller hyperactive breeds.

 

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