Known for their vision and speed, Greyhounds are one of the most ancient breeds of dog known to man, according to the AKC. They’re tall, lean and can come in any color including black, fawn, red and brindle. While they have been historically used as hunters, Greyhounds are primarily used as companion dogs across the U.S. They enjoy the company of their families, as well as other dogs, according to the AKC, and require daily exercise. While Greyhounds also exhibit cat-like tendencies, it’s important to understand that each individual dog will have his or her own unique traits.
“Although these breeds might have a reputation for being cat-like, a lot comes down to the individual dog,” Peterson said. “It’s great to meet various examples of the breed to get a good idea of what the dogs are like and, of course, the best way to ensure a happy relationship with a dog is to work with a responsible breeder or reputable rescue group.”
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