Did you know that April is adopt a Greyhound month?
The Greyhound is a paw-tastic breed, and can make a wonderful addition to any home, they are gentle, intelligent and of course, beautiful.
But what do we really know about them?
I know that before doing research on the breed a few years back, I had always thought they were extremely high energy breeds. Boy, was I wrong! I don’t think I am alone in thinking that Greyhounds are high energy, and I believe that comes back to most people relating the greyhound to those races we hear so much about. Aside from that, their slim and trim body leads us to see them as a fast, energetic dog. And I think that alone keeps some people from wanting to adopt them. So lets get some Greyhound fever and learn a bit about the personality of this magnificent breed.
Contrary to popular belief, a Greyhound does not need huge amounts of exercise. They do not necessarily need to be occupied every minute of the day in order to keep them from becoming destructive. We might think that because they were bred for racing purposes, they need to run daily to be happy. This is not the case. With racing, they were bred to sprint, not for endurance – that is the difference.
What Is an Ideal Home for a Greyhound?
A Greyhound can make a great pet for almost any home. They are quite content to lounge around with their owner all day, but can be just as happy going out every morning for a jog with you. They are actually quite low key dogs, believe it or not! They are well known to get along well with cats, small dogs, and other pets too!
Greyhounds love their humans, they love people in general, so if you are looking for a dog who will protect your house…. you may want to keep looking, because this breed is so friendly, they would much rather go in for a good scratch on the ears rather than bark at someone for coming to your home.
So, what is an ideal home for a Greyhound? Well… pretty much any home!
As with any breed, the information I have gave you in this post can vary from dog to dog. Every dog is unique in their own way, and these are simply guidelines for the average Greyhound personality. Before adopting any dog, it is important to do your own research on the breed. Whether you plan on rescuing or adopting a puppy, please… do your research. Be sure the breed is right for you. This can greatly reduce the chances of dogs being returned to breeders, and/or shelters.
Have you ever met a Greyhound, or been interested in learning more about them?
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Jenna Drady is the author and creator of ownedbyahusky.ca. She is a mother of two beautiful daughters and 3 Siberian Huskies. Being a husky mom for a long duration of her life, Jenna was inspired to begin writing about them. In doing so, she began doing massive research on dog behavior, and all things dog in general. Jenna is inspired every day by her family, and loves to bring her readers valuable information as well as a little humor too! Jenna has created her own business partnered with her lovely mother while blogging called Pawz N Clawz Jewelry N Things. They currently sell handmade jewelry with added pet charms, as well as a few dog toys too! As an animal rights activist, and huge believer in helping pets who have been stuck in shelters, they donate a portion of their sales to local shelters throughout Canada.