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Greyhound Facts

Common Name:
Most widely used name for this species
Greyhound
Origin:
The area where the animal first came from
Great Britain
Size:
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is
76cm (30in)
Weight:
The measurement of how heavy the animal is
32kg (70lbs)
Lifespan:
How long the animal lives for
11 years
Group:
The domestic group such as cat or dog
South

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Greyhound

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.

The greyhound has been referred to as a 45mph couch potato!

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First Published: 10th November 2008, Last Updated: 10th September 2018

Sources:
1. David Burnie, Dorling Kindersley (2008) Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 10 Nov 2008]
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3. Dorling Kindersley (2006) Dorling Kindersley Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 10 Nov 2008]
4. Richard Mackay, University of California Press (2009) The Atlas Of Endangered Species [Accessed at: 01 Jan 2009]
5. Tom Jackson, Lorenz Books (2007) The World Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 10 Nov 2008]