Hi, I'm a Greyhound. I've been around for almost 8000 years. I'm the only dog who has his cave paintings. I'm a gentleman among dogs, don't worry about me drooling on your carpet or disturbing your sleep with my snores. I don't compete with anyone because it's no fun winning all the time. The name greyhound comes from the fact that my ancestors were mostly grey.
They are not as aggressive as the name suggests; most of their aggressive traits have been eliminated over domestication years. Greyhounds are quiet animals and pretty understanding of how to act around children. It is best not to keep another small family pet around them because they still possess some predator-like traits. When it comes to people who they consider as family, they are passionate and caring. Instead of growling in uncomfortable circumstances, a greyhound will choose to walk away quietly.
Developed for prey chasing, the greyhound is the fastest dog breed. They are elegant and graceful. Greyhounds, Being natural runners, their bodies are perfectly streamlined for minimum air resistance, and they have explosive athleticism. Their ears are flat against their necks when greyhounds are relaxed and suddenly become erect when they are in attention mode. Low digging tendencies and a laid-back attitude make them a good family dog breed. Greyhounds come with a smooth coat in multiply color options like red, grey, white, among others. They are moderate shedders.
Greyhounds are laid-back with low energy levels. Although capable of performing extreme athletic feats, they choose just to lay around. Perfect fit in a household of people keeping busy with scarce free time. It is shocking to see them just being on the couch for the whole day when you think about their history of being a predator.
They need at least 20-40 minutes of exercising in a day to be fit. Long walks and jogging with them are great options. They spend most of the day sleeping, but they can develop some destructive capacities if not giving proper socialization training. In English legal literature of the 11th to 14th century, it is mentioned that a mean person should not own greyhounds.