Greyador

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50-80 lbs
21-27"
Unknown
Greyhound
Labrador Retriever

The Greyador is a hybrid breed where the graceful Greyhound is crossed with the athletic Labrador Retriever. Tall and slender, your Greyador may have the outstanding speed of his Greyhound parent, who has the ability to run 40 miles per hour. Lovable and strong, the Labrador Retriever will add power to the mix. Known to be smart and independent, the Greyador is a sensitive dog who will be attuned to the moods of his humans.

Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Greyhound and Labrador Retriever

Greyador Health

Average Size
Height: 21-27 inches Weight: 55-80 lbs
Height: 21-27 inches Weight: 50-80 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Gastric Torsion
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Epilepsy
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
Minor Concerns
  • Otitis Externa
  • Cataracts
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Occasional Diagnoses
  • None
Occasional Tests
  • Hips
  • Thyroid Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Eye Examination
  • Ear Examination
  • Blood Tests
  • Elbows

Greyador Breed History

The Greyhound parent is an ancient breed that appeared in Egyptian art, the Bible and in Roman poetry. During the Dark Ages, the Greyhound came to Europe and has always been extremely fast as well as an amazing hunter. Coursing, a sport that involves running after prey, and racing led to the Greyhound growing in popularity in England. The breed eventually made its way to the Americas when it was brought by both British colonists and Spanish explorers. In 1885 the dogs were recognized by the American Kennel Club. The Labrador was known as the St. John’s Water Dog after the capital of Newfoundland.  In the 1700’s this athletic breed was helpful to fishermen, assisting them to man their nets and collecting any fish that fell out of them. The breed’s name was later changed to the Labrador after the Labrador Sea, which was where it was developed, swimming the cold waters. Records indicate that the Labrador was brought to England in the 1820’s, where the second Earl of Malmesbury was an early owner of the breed. The dogs became popular as a result of their skill at retrieving waterfowl during hunting. While the breed almost became extinct in the 1880’s, the Malmesbury family and other English breeders worked to save it. Unfortunately, the breed disappeared in Newfoundland as a result of strict government restrictions and tax laws. In the 1920’s the Labradors were brought to the United States where the breed established a presence.

Greyador Breed Appearance

Often seen with the Greyhound face, the Greyador will have long ears that can reach to the jawline.  The eyes will be dark and have an inquisitive look that shows his working background. A long neck is typical and the body, though slender, will have muscle and form. His teeth will be well defined and his jaw strong. The tail may be narrow or wide but will be most often carried high and can become straight when he is excited. The coat will vary depending on the genetic dominance of the parent. It will be short, although the density can vary from dog to dog. It is not likely that the water resistant characteristic will prevail.

Eye Color Possibilities
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
Fawn
Black
Blue
Silver
Red
Gray
Brindle
Brown
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Greyador Breed Maintenance

Greyadors are above average shedders; brushing on a daily basis will help keep this under control. Prone to becoming overweight, you will want to keep a close eye on his diet to be sure you are not overfeeding your dog. Having his teeth brushed regularly is particularly important for this hybrid, as he can have poor dental health. His nails should be trimmed once or twice a month. A good fence is necessary for a Greyador who spends time outdoors as he will likely chase small animals he encounters. He will want your company when outside as he does not like to be left on his own.

Brushes for Greyador
Slicker Brush
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Daily Weekly Monthly

Greyador Temperament

The Greyador will inherit his temperament from his parents. The Greyhound parent is typically friendly and not aggressive. They are often sensitive to any tension occurring in the home. Having been bred to hunt, the Greyhound may be apt to chase smalls animals that he encounters making caution necessary when introducing your Greyador to little creatures. He may be stubborn during training, though due to their sensitive nature, food rewards are recommended rather than harsh training. Your Greyador will do well with children and is tolerant of their antics, but will be able to walk away calmly should the play not suit him. Your Greyador will not enjoy spending long periods of time outdoors in a yard on his own; upon becoming bored and lonely he can get into trouble.

Greyador Activity Requirements

About 60 minutes of activity per day is sufficient for the Greyador’s physical and mental health. A dog who likes to be busy, he will enjoy taking walks and playing games with his humans. As he may take off on a chase, it is important that he be walked on a leash or play in a secure, fenced-in area. Your Greyador will most likely love swimming in a lake or river and will enjoy chasing a stick or playing fetch. The Greyador may do well as a service or therapy dog.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
12 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Greyador Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.5 - $1.9
Monthly Cost
$39 - $52

Greyador Owner Experiences

Cassie
8 Years
1 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
she is mostly greyhound and loves to sleep and lounge around
1 month, 2 weeks ago
Raven
6 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Chase
Fetch
Tug-of-war
Love my girl I’ve had her since she was 3 weeks old she loves all people and dogs will play anything but doesn’t like to play rough with other dogs she loves to cuddle on the couch
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Kody
10 Months
4 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walk
Run
Chase
Tug-of-war
Kody is energetic. We got him about a week ago, but he is a great new dog for me and my girlfriend. We absolutely love him. Loves to wrestle and tug and jump but he is only a pup, he just needs to learn.
2 weeks ago
Orlando
1 Year
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Go on Vacation
Run
Frisbee
Road trip
Nap
Chase
Hide & Seek
Walking
Bath time
Brushing
Playdate
Bike ride
Explore the woods
Learn a new trick
Catch treats
Dog-friendly events
Off-leash
Go to the park
Love him more day after day!
1 week, 3 days ago
Book me a walkiee?
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