It’s not a dog you see very often. They’re kind of odd-looking, very skinny with long rear legs and they’re known for being able to run very fast. But experts say even though Greyhounds can reach speeds of 50 miles an hour, they’re pretty docile. They can weigh 60 to 70 pounds and stand 2 and ½ to 3 feet tall, but they make better apartment dogs than some smaller breeds that are more active.

Most Greyhounds are quiet and pretty gentle and they get along with young kids, strangers and other dogs. They’re obedient and not very hard to train

If you don’t have a lot of time to devote to your dog a Greyhound might be a good bet. Even though they’re sprinters they don’t need a lot of exercise. A 20 to 30 minute walk most days will keep them healthy.

Greyhounds don’t need a lot of grooming. They have short hair that doesn’t shed much. If you have allergies this might be a good choice for a pet. They do have some sensitivity to extreme temperatures, both hot and cold.

They’ve been used for hunting and herding and they’ve been around for centuries. They can be traced to ancient Egypt and Greece.

In fact they appear on a list of Best Dogs for Lazy Owners.

There's a local group that offers Greyhound adoption services: