Greyhounds are an amazing breed of dog, from one minute they can be as sleepy and slow as a sloth to the next minute being as fast and agile as a cheetah. These breeds are truly incredible.
What is adopt a Greyhound month?
Adopt a Greyhound month is set in the month of April, and is the month where we simply appreciate this magnificent breed. This event has been celebrated for ten years running.
About the breed
Greyhounds were originally bred as hunting dogs, to chase down hares, foxes, and deer. Greyhounds are very fast runners; they can reach up to the speed of 40 to 45 miles per hour, which is rather fast! Because of their sheer speed Greyhounds have made a name for themselves as racing dogs. Racing Greyhounds tend to retire from racing at the age of 5. Once a Greyhound is retired, they get passed on to rescue shelters and this is why a lot of rescue shelters have a very wide population of Greyhounds.
5 Reasons to adopt a Greyhound
Greyhounds make fantastic pets for all types of individual people and families, here are a few reasons!
- Professional couch potatoes
Many Greyhounds are exceptional sleepers, they sleep as much as 16-18 hours per day. Make sure to save them a Greyhound sized space on your coach and they will happily nap there for a good portion of the day.
- Brilliant apartment dogs
Greyhounds are definitely not vocal dogs; they are rather quiet and peaceful. And due to that they would make amazing apartment dogs.
- A very well-mannered pooch
A Greyhound’s good manner comes from their naturally gentle and reserved self, they tend to be very well behaved when they meet new people due to their kindness and gentleness.
While temperaments vary for each individual dog, most love to follow their humans around and cherish their affection.
- First time dog owners
Greyhounds make incredible pets for first-time dog owners since they are low maintenance, laid back and very affectionate.