The Breed Standard
Most Greyhounds weigh between 24 and 36 kgs and can vary in height from 61 to 75cm at the shoulder. Male Greyhounds are often taller than females, weighing from 30 to 45kg and standing from 65 to 75cm at the shoulder. The females can weigh from 24 to 35kg and stand from 60 to 70cm at the shoulder. The breed has a slim, sleek body, narrow skull and long strong legs. The deep chest and narrow waist give the breed its distinctive silhouette. As the name suggests - they belong to the "hound" group of breeds which includes such other breeds as - Afghan, Deerhound, Whippet, Saluki, Borzoi which are all sight hounds.
The coat of the Greyhound is short and smooth. The variety of coat colours is seemingly endless and includies white, fawn, black, blue, brindle and parti colour (white with patches of one of those colours). For a guide to the most common colours, please see the below chart. Greyhounds are known their general lack of "doggy smell". This is largely due to the fact that they rarely suffer allergic skin complaints, which commonly affect other breeds.
|GAP Adopted Greyhounds by Colour|