Many times, when people think about the Greyhound, they automatically think about a great big dog that can run like the wind. Greyhounds are the fastest of all dog breeds. They can reach speeds in excess of 40 miles per hour.
Greyhounds were primarily bred as coursing or racing dogs. Greyhound racing is a popular sport where the dogs chase a lure – a fake hare or rabbit around a track. Greyhound racing occurs in many countries. Because of the popularity of the sport, oftentimes there are greyhound dogs that are in need of adopting once their racing days are over.
Greyhounds are sensitive, loving and gentle dogs. They can make good pets with the proper training and discipline. Because of their hunting instinct, they will chase smaller animals.
Greyhounds need a safe place to exercise. They do not require hours of exercise, but just a daily run or sprint will suffice.
It is very important to make sure your Greyhound is in an enclosed environment when you take off his leash because once you take it off, he might just take off.
Greyhounds are typically healthy dogs with a typical lifespan of 10-13 years.
Taking care of your Greyhound is important. It is important to find a veterinarian who is familiar with the breed. Because veterinary bills can be quite expensive, it is a wise choice to consider purchasing pet insurance.
Purchasing Greyhound pet insurance now can save you money and peace of mind by defraying the cost of huge veterinary bills that you may incur later on.
GuardMyPet offers affordable pet insurance for Greyhounds. We have various plans to choose from to suit both your budget and your Greyhounds’s health care needs. Contact us today for a free quote on pet insurance for your Greyhound.