Sighthounds are not for everyone; they are unique hounds, almost cat-like in demeanor. They love both active & lazy lifestyles, as long as they are in your company. They are far more sensitive & passive than other breeds of dog & do not respond to harsh training methods or treatment. They are not to be trusted off leash, unless in a secured yard. If you are not familiar with the breed, reading, research & interaction are strongly encouraged prior to bringing one into your home.
30 - 60 lbs / 21 – 29 inches.
Any color or combination of colors. Smooth coat & Feathered varieties exist.
Moderate to active.
11 - 15 years.
Tolerant of mature children.
Good with other pets, although many are not safe with cats or small dogs.
Lure coursing, Showing, Agility, Pet therapy.
Minimal shedding & no dog odor. Groom & bathe as needed. Trim nails twice monthly.
Cardiomyopathy, Cancer, Bloat & Torsion, Eye disease.
Owners with Sighthound experience preferred, completely fenced yard a must.
These are not apartment dogs, not at all suited for outdoor living.
Clean, Quiet, Laid back, Sweet natured.
Some can be aloof. Cannot be trusted off leash if not in a fenced yard. Can have high prey drive.