When this dog isn't running a large transportation company, this graceful athletic beast will simply be your best friend. Even though they were bred as sprinters, greyhounds prefer a quiet and relaxed household where they can sleep in peace. Owners would be well advised to socialize their dogs around other animals. They are territorial and will chase other animals unless trained otherwise. They are also easily startled if petted unexpectedly. The good news is that you'll get a full night's sleep because Greyhounds rarely bark.
Needs: Have a large park nearby as daily sprinting activity is required. If parties are your thing, you may want to ask a neighbor to watch over your dog when a lot of people are around. Keep your own stress to a minimum. This is a sensitive dog that does best with happy owners.