The Greyhound is a very old European breed of dog, a sighthound which has been historically bred for coursing game and latterly Greyhound racing.
Links to Breed Descriptions:
AKC Video (link - https://youtu.be/-W7C8U8ZjWk😞
View more videos on AKC's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AmericanKennelClub
Other Names for Breed:
Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club:
Country of origin: Great Britain
Health and Well-Being:
Some sources of health information include:
National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
Breed club surveys
How Greyhounds Conquered the World (AKC)
By: Bud Boccone
Demystifying NGA and AKC Greyhound Breed Standards
(Racing/Show greyhounds podcast)
Coefficient of Inbreeding vs. Genetic Diversity Level in Greyhounds
Coefficient of Inbreeding vs. Genetic Diversity Level in Greyhounds-update_2019.pdf
IPFD Board member, Barbara Thiel shared an English translation of this article which appeared in The Greyhound Show blog. The article includes a discussion of data available from the MyDogDNA on genetic diversity measurements in greyhounds - greyhound breeders are encouraged to read this document to gain perspective.
There are numerous breed standards.
The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.
Three of the major international standards are:
The American Kennel Club
The Kennel Club, UK
FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)
1. Swedish Insurance Data
Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds.
This breed has information on Veterinary Care and Life Insurance.
Breeding/Health Strategy Documents:
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
The Kennel Club, UK: Breed Watch
Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
US: CHIC Greyhound: http://www.caninehealthinfo.org/brdreqs.html?breed=GH
Norway: Breeding Strategy: Rasespesifikk avlsstrategi for Greyhound: http://greyhoundklubben.no/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/RASGreyhound.pdf
Health Surveys | Reports
Greyhound Club of America: Greyhound Health Registry: http://www.greyhoundclubofamericainc.org/health-registry/
UK: The Greyhound Club: Health: http://www.thegreyhoundclubuk.co.uk/health/
Breed-Specific DNA Tests:
Other Breed-Specific Webpages:
Greyhound World Congress 2017
Neuropathy in the Greyhound
Institute of Genetics | University of Bern
Cord Drögemüller, Doreen Becker, Barbara Kessler, Elisabeth Kemter, Jens Tetens, Konrad Jurina, Karin Hultin Jäderlund, Annette Flagstad, Michele Perloski, Kerstin Lindblad-Toh, Kaspar Matiasek
We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.
US: The Greyhound Club of America: http://www.greyhoundclubofamericainc.org/
Finland: Suomen Greyhoundyhdistys ry: http://www.greyhoundyhdistys.fi/
UK: Greyhound Club: http://www.thegreyhoundclubuk.co.uk/
Norway: Norsk Greyhound Klubb: http://greyhoundklubben.no/
Germany: Deutscher Windhundzucht- und Rennverband e.V.: https://www.windhundverband.de/rassen/greyhound/