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Greyhound

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The Greyhound At a Glance
Recognized By
AKC 
Country of Origin
Egypt 
Life Expectancy
10 - 12 yrs 
Height Range
27 - 30 in 
Weight Range
60 - 70 lbs 
Colors
White, fawn, red, black, red brindle, black brindle; with or without white markings 
Trainability
Fair; good at learning the daily routing, not known for obedience tasks 
With Children
Very good 
With Animals
Tends to chase smaller animals 
Climate
Tolerates heat well 
Indoor/Outdoor
Either; if indoor needs calm environment with plenty of time outdoors 
Exercise Reqd
Very high. Needs space to run. If given the space, they often will exercise themselves 
Grooming Reqd
Low. Occasional brushing and nail care 
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Your site lists greyhounds as tolerating heat very well. This is very incorrect. Heat has been deadly to many greyhounds! They are prone to malignant hyperthermia if they get too hot. This is very important in case someone should read that info,and it is not correct. Also,they do not have a high requirement for exercise,and should not be kept outside in the heat,or cold,for that matter. Just need to point these things out,especially regarding tolerating heat very well.
- Posted by Mary Collins from NY
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Greyhound Common Health Screenings
The following health screenings are often performed by responsible Greyhound breeders:

Cardiac Evaluation - OFA
CERF Screening (Canine Eye Research Foundation)
Hip Dysplasia (OFA or PennHIP)
Thyroid Function Test (blood test)
vonWillebrand's Disease (vWD) (factor antigen test)

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