Greyhound Friends of NJ, Inc.
PO BOX 4416
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 -0669
(732) 356-4370
Dogs: 26

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Beneath the sleek and speedy exterior lies a couch potato at heart.
Height: 25 to 30 inches at shoulder
Weight: 50 to 85 pounds (males average 75 pounds, females average 57 pounds)
Coat: short and smooth
Life span: 12 to 15 years
Breed Group: Hounds
Greyhounds were originally bred as hunting dogs to chase hare, foxes, and deer. They can reach speeds of 40 to 45 miles per hour, making them the Ferraris of the dog world. Not surprisingly, Greyhounds made a name for themselves as racing dogs and are still used in racing today. They also participate in many other dog sports, including lure coursing, conformation, obedience, and agility. Beyond their grace and speed, people love them for their sweet, mild nature.
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General Characteristics
Amount of shedding
Apartment appropriate
Cold tolerance
Ease at being home alone
Need for exercise
Predatory tendencies
Affectionate with family
Compatible with kids
Energy level
General health
Good for novice owners