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Greyhounds Make Wonderful Pets

Friday, October 11, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

We recently had our annual Greyhound event in Rehoboth and Dewey Beach.

The event celebrates our greyhounds, creates awareness of the need for foster and adoptive homes, and raises some funds to support greyhound adoption.

The champion sprinter of the dog kingdom, the Greyhound is a gentle, noble, and sweet-tempered companion with an independent spirit. For thousands of years these graceful hounds have been an object of fascination for artists, poets, and kings. has put together a description of the the personality and care of Greyhounds.


The greyhound has a very gentle and quiet disposition. As it was necessary for the greyhound to hunt and run in groups, aggressiveness toward other dogs has almost been completely eliminated from the breed. The dog does have a strong prey drive, however, and may not be suitable for homes with small pets such as rabbits.

The greyhound is often tolerant of children and, being non-aggressive, will usually walk away from annoyance rather than snap or growl. In spite of his great athletic ability, the greyhound is quite happy to spend most of the day sleeping. The dog does not have a lot of endurance and actually requires less exercise time than most dogs.

Living With:

As with all sight hounds, greyhounds have a strong instinct to chase. In spite of this, it is possible for them to live with other pets as long as sufficient time is given for socialization and training. This dog is the perfect pet for a family who wants a large dog, but one that is both streamlined and clean.

The greyhound is an average shedder, and the short coat does not require a lot of grooming.

A safe place is needed for the dog to run, but long periods of exercise are not required, unlike what some assume. In fact, the breed has been called the “40 mph couch potato.” The greyhound is a friendly pack-oriented breed and will readily adopt a family as his own.

If you’re thinking of adopting a dog, a Greyhound may be the right choice for you and you will be doing a great thing by giving the beautiful dogs a second chance.

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