The move from hunters to racers has kept the breed agile and muscular with a distinctive silhouette- the deep chest, narrow waist and long, curved tail.
Greyhounds are often available as pets after retiring from the track between the ages of 2 to 5 years. Their life expectancy is 12 to 14 years and they way between 50 to 85 pounds- males are bigger.
Off the track, Greyhounds make loyal pets, but can be aloof around strangers. They enjoy exercise- and should be kept on leashes or in fenced in yards due to their tendency to run.
They are gentle, non-aggressive pets that are good with children and other animals, including cats.
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