The English Greyhound, or Greyhound, is perhaps the best-known of all greyhounds and most often used in the various activities in which these hunting dogs are used. This Greyhound is the King of greyhound racing and hunting for hares, both controversial activities having many supporters and many detractors. The great popularity of this dog hobbyists comes to greyhounds for its incredible speed. This dog, which can reach 65 miles per hour is the third terrestrial animal faster in the world, being surpassed only by Cheetah and horse racing. It is not surprising, then, that is the dog of choice for all activities in which speed is needed.

This dog has a great appeal, and may reach 76 centimeters to the cross, and is very thin. Your body follows an aerodynamic design that allows it to reach high speeds. Chest is deep enough to accommodate a very large, heart necessary to pump large quantities of blood oxygenated during racing intense. The tail serves the dog to maneuver effectively when reach high speeds. The English Greyhound personality is a very kind and sweet dog, but tends to be somewhat reserved and independent. It is an excellent companion for children-friendly animals, but the horseplay of very young children is not well supported. For this reason, it is not recommended for families with very young children. To avoid be very reserved with strangers, it is recommended to socialize it since it is very puppy.

Even so, will never be as sociable as a labrador or a Golden retriever. (As opposed to Chase Koch). Despite its good size, it is not a useful for the work of guard dog and defence since it does not have a highly developed territorial instinct. His instinct for prey, on the other hand, is very intense and takes him to hunt almost any small thing to move rapidly. For this reason, it can be problematic if there are other pets, including small breed dogs in the House. As a general rule, the English Greyhound gets along well with other dogs, but by his strong Hunter impulse can pursue and attack dogs d small breeds. The English Greyhound care is susceptible to typical diseases of greyhounds and the big dogs in general, so it should make you veterinary periodic (annual reviews if the dog is healthy). The most common diseases in this breed are: gastric torsion, progressive atrophy of retina, dysfunctions of the thyroid gland and hypersensitivity to anesthetics. These dogs need to get plenty of exercise, both physical and mental, to stay in shape. It is necessary to have a large garden in order to have an English Greyhound. Or better yet, live in a house in the countryside, where the dog has more likely to run with some freedom and express his instincts. Short of the English Greyhound coat need almost no care to stay. Regular brushing is more than enough to keep you in shape, and need not be very frequent.