Breed: Greyhound

Family (group): Running dog

Nationality: Great Britain

Weight (kg): 27 - 32
Size (cm): 69 - 76
Hair type: fine and tight

Color standards: Black, white, red, blue, fawn more or less sustained, brindle, ally or not with white.

Origin and History: They would be one of the descendants of Tesem, an ancient Egyptian greyhound. The Spanish greyhound (Galgo) contributed to its creation.

Personality: Calm, gentle, affectionate, very enduring, lively

Known health problem: Progressive retinal atrophy, stomach torsion, hypothyroidism, sensitivity to anesthesia

Note: It is designated as the fastest land animal after the cheetah

Hereditary illness

• Dysplasia (developmental anomaly) of the hip and elbow
Patellar dislocation (patella)
• Polyneuropathy (abnormalities of several neurons)

Predisposition to diseases

• Supernumerary teeth
• Dental diseases
• Osteoarthritis (inflammation of bones and joints)
• Cataracts
• Alopecia (absence of hair) of the flanks
• Endocardiosis and mitral valve disease
• Degeneration of the vitreous humor of the eye
• Glomerulonephritis (inflammation of nephrons and renal glomeruli)
• Osteosarcoma (bone cancer)
• Digital keratome (fingers)
• Dermatitis (inflammation of the skin) allergic
• Arrhythmias (irregular heart rhythms)
• Progressive atrophy (degeneration) of the retina
• Chronic superficial keratitis (inflammation of the cornea)
• Sesamoid disease
• Fracture of the central bone of the tarsus
• Otitis externa
• Inflammatory Bowel Disease (inflammatory bowel disease, IBD)
• Idiopathic epilepsy (convulsions) (unknown cause)
• Cauda equina syndrome (neurological disease)
• Herniated discs
• Onychodystrophy (claw growth disorder)
• Hypothyroidism (decreased hormone production by the thyroid gland)
• Babesiosis
• Dislocation of the lens
• Cranial cruciate ligament rupture (RLCC)
• Lymphoma (cancer of lymphocytes)
• Hemangiosarcoma (cancer of the blood vessels)
• Cutaneous and glomerular vasculopathy (cutaneous blood vessel disease and renal glomeruli)
• Juvenile atrophy (degeneration) of the endocrine and exocrine pancreas
• Meningoencephalitis (inflammation of the meninges and brain) of Greyhound
• Malignant hyperthermia (a disease that causes a rise in body temperature)