- Other names:
- English Greyhound
The greyhound is a large dog breed and is world famous for their speed. Greyhounds were originally bred as hunting dogs for deer, foxes, and rabbits which required the breed to be both agile and fast. The breed can reach speeds of 40-45 miles per hour which makes the greyhound the fastest dog breed in the world as well as ideal dogs for lure coursing and racing events.
The breed is considered a friendly dog breed and can live indoors as well as outdoors making them apartment compatible. Many people are surprised to learn that the breed is calm and borderline lazy taking frequent naps throughout the day. Greyhounds do have a very strong prey drive, so they may not be best for families with cats or other small pets.