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Weird Facts About Afghan Hounds

Not only are Afghan Hounds gorgeous and regal, they also are also extremely interesting animals as well. Here are some fun and unusual facts about the Afghan hound that you might not know. [...]

Why A Greyhound Is Not A Guard Dog

If you look at the greyhoundís large frame, you might be tempted to think of making one a guard dog. Greyhounds do not make a good guard dog. Despite the fact that they look large and intimidating, they are actually very docile creatures. They can spook easily and are more likely to run and hide when faced with an intruder than to attack. [...]

How To Avoid Skin Problems

A greyhound isnít prone to hereditary skin problems, but the natural structure of its coat can make it sensitive to different chemicals and environments. A greyhound has a very shorthaired coat and they donít really shed. The skin itself doesnít produce oil, like other dogs, and so the greyhound doesnít suffer from doggie smelliness either. This makes them a low maintenance dog, but sometimes overzealous owners who are not aware of their low care guidelines may bathe them too frequently and irritate the skin that way too. [...]

Bloat In Greyhounds

Like all large dogs, greyhounds are also susceptible to bloat. This condition is fatal if not treated quickly enough. Bloating can occur without notice and might even be mistaken for indigestion. It can sometimes have the appearance of a bloated belly, which is where the name comes from, and you may even see the stomach twisting and turning. However, you canít be sure that it will be that noticeable. Once the stomach starts to twist and turn it can torsion, which can be fatal. It cuts off the circulation in the stomach and blood gets pushed into the main organs while the stomach dies. [...]

A Big Dog For Indoor Living

If you want a large dog for indoor living, the greyhound is the perfect companion for your family. Once they are socialized as puppies, they can become very friendly and shower you with affection when you get home. As they get older they are very calm dogs that have a natural grace. They wonít be the type of large dog that disturbs your furniture or bumps into things and causes them to drop and smash. Although excellent as a speed race when young, you can be assured of a devoted couch potato, if you do decide to adopt an ex-race dog. [...]

Lifespan Issues For The Greyhound

While larger dogs often suffer from shorter lifespan, the greyhound is different. It can live from up to 12 to 14 years. Since race dogs are between two and six years of age, you can adopt an ex-racer and still get many good years from the dog. There are still some lifespan issues that come with owning a greyhound, but for the most part they are a very healthy and long-lived breed. [...]

Adopting A Race Dog

About 25,000 greyhounds are retired from racing every year. Of these dogs, many end up being put in rescue or adopted out. While the thought of adopting a race dog may give you the impression that these are high-energy dogs, the opposite is actually truer. Greyhounds do like to sprint, but once they are retired from the racecourse they turn into almost ideal housedogs. They love to lie around on the couch and enjoy a calm and quiet atmosphere. [...]

Socializing A Greyhound

Greyhounds are dogs that can be very well socialized to be around people even though by nature they are timid. You will want to either socialize your dog while it is still young or, if adopting a race dog, you will want to try and adopt one with a friendly temperament that seems intelligent enough for further socialization. [...]

Why Greyhounds Make Great Race Dogs

The greyhound is a star on the racetrack. It has a natural acceleration that is second only to the cheetah. It reaches a speed of 45 miles per hour in about one and a half seconds. The dog was bred to help hunting prey, but in the 1920ís it really got its fame from greyhound racing activities. [...]

Sneaky Habits Of The Greyhound

Greyhounds are very intelligent dogs that are bred to be quiet and graceful. These same traits that make them prized race dogs can also lead to some quirky personal traits. Many a greyhound owner has been surprised that their dogs appear to be sneaky when they first get them. This is due to the fact that the dogs are timid around strangers, when not fully socialized, and so might attempt to get comfortable in its new surroundings without getting permission first. [...]

Weird Facts/Did You Know?

A greyhound is the second fastest land mammal accelerator next to the cheetah. It can reach speeds of 45 mile per hours on the racetrack and zero as very happy couch potatoes in retirement on your couch. It is not a high-energy dog, but it can gallop very quickly due to its unique physical characteristics. [...]

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