Greyador

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
Male Greyador size stats
Height: 21-27 inches Weight: 55-80 lbs
Female Greyador size stats
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 Greyador eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Greyador nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
fawn Greyador coat
Fawn
black Greyador coat
Black
blue Greyador coat
Blue
silver Greyador coat
Silver
red Greyador coat
Red
gray Greyador coat
Gray
brindle Greyador coat
Brindle
brown Greyador coat
Brown
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Greyador straight 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
Greyador requires daily brushing
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
$1.50 - $1.90
Monthly Cost
$39.00 - $52.00

Greyador Owner Experiences

Mason
8 Years
4 People
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We adopted a greydor puppy from the humane society back in 2011, we named him Mason and instantly fell in love with him. Throughout the last 8 years he has been a fantastic dog. While as a puppy he did sneak out of the yard a few times, and at our cabin he would roam far into the woods, he always found his way back to us. He was very attached to us. At home he was always looking for a play mate or someone to cuddle with. And dont even get me started on how muxh he loved walks. Unfortunately a couple weeks ago he started having a difficult time walking, so we took him to the vet and they wrongly diagnosed him with arthritus in his spine. Over the next couple days he got worse, then one morning he couldnt even stand up, he tried really hard, but physically couldnt do it. So we took him to a pet hospital and they told us that a disc had popped out of his hip and compressed his lower spine; paralyzing 2/3 of his body. So unfortunately we had to put him down because there was nothong they could do, but the 8 years we had with him were amazing, he will be truly missed
1 month, 1 week ago
Huckleberry
5 Months
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
training
toys
other dogs
cats
Fetch
We picked up our rescue puppy 2 days ago, only knowing he was a lab mix. When the vet suggested he may be mostly greyhound, I got a little nervous. After 2 days, my boyfriend and I realize we were yet again, BLESSED by another surprise rescue mutt! We have a 3yr Bordercollie/lab/shepherd/spaniel mix and they are already sharing toys. He is picking up all her good habits and I already have him in sit, stay and come. He is almost house broken... all I can say is WOW, WHAT AN AMAZING BREED. He is so damn affectionate, just wants to be on your lap or in your arms when is isnt flinging around a toy. He works for praise and treats, positive reward system is all you need as any aggressive/loud behavior causes him to cower- NOT PRODUCTIVE FOR TRAINING. This breed is a sensitive, compliant, working dog who really just wants to know he is safe, loved and that you are happy with his behavior. I might be a greyhound freak forever now... adopt dont shop!
2 months, 2 weeks ago
Tulipa
3 Months
2 People
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It's beeing amazing! I had a pure Greyhound in past. When he came to me looks like a Lab puppy. When she begins to grow up I could see Greyhound bones formation. Especially in the back paws. It's jumps are incredible. Her habilitties don,t stop to surprise me.
3 months, 1 week ago
DQ
1 Year
1 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
toss food in the air fetch feed
Cuddling
Walk
She's very dependent on me. Would follow me everywhere. So sweet. She doesn't seems to be interested in fetch balls or playing with other dogs. She barks at strangers coming to my house which is protective. She is very smart picked up stairs and doggy door very quickly. Very food motivated. Very mellow and calm.
7 months ago
Scout
1 Year
3 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Quick running
Long walks
Teaching tricks
Me and my girlfriend got our first dog from a rescue shelter just a few months ago. When we got her she was pretty skinny especially since she looks a lot like a greyhound but now she has gained some wait and is looking much healthier! She is very good around kids and other dogs, even when growled or barked at she doesn't even care. She never barks or growls but enjoys playing with other dogs. She's the best dog I could've asked for and it warms my heart to know she doesn't have to live in a cage anymore.
7 months ago
Delaney
2 Years
3 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
PTSD service
Agility training
Obedience training
She has been amazing! I have always wanted a greyhound and happened upon her in a shelter and she appears to bea Greyhound lab mix. I work in the Veterinary industry so am around dogs a lot and of all the dogs I've had she has been the most in tune to me. She has a high desire to please and has learned quickly when being trained. I was used to having my well trained dogs be able to go off leash and it really is different with a sight hound, especially one this fast! She has been a fun experience but I would say this type of dog would definitely work best with someone who had experience and is willing to train them because she is definitely happier with stimulation and a job to do.
7 months, 1 week ago
Buddy
4 Years
9+ People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Hide & Seek
Fetch
He's a rescue. But I got him and he was scared of everything and he wasn't ​the best dog. Now he is a little​ calmer around other dogs and he plays with toys and has lots of energy. I've had him for about 4 years.
9 months ago
Coco
8 Years
7 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
Long walks
Our dog is a rescue who had been severely abused. She suffers from some permanent internal damage and is easily startled. She is a loyal and intelligent dog who is protective of the family but will back down when assured we are safe. She suffers from Absence Seizures due to the past abuses and has cloudy vision that was caused by her previous owners throwing chemicals in her face. Despite all this, she has a loving temperament and is energetic. She loves affection from family and shows her gratitude by remaining close by and resting her head in a family member's lap. We have been accused of not feeding her enough, since she has the sleek body of a greyhound but once we explain the breed mix, it becomes obvious. She has the black coat of a lab but, in the sunlight, it is possible to see the brown striping of her brindle greyhound parent, hence the name, Coco (as in Cocoa). She's a mush-bug that sometimes forgets her size.
10 months ago
Oliver
4 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Tug-of-war
snuggling
Fetch
I love my Greyador. He is energetic, loyal, friendly, and caring. I’m I’ll and he consistently checks on me and forces me to get out of the house. One weird thing is he is afraid of water. I adopted him so it must be something from his past. He’s a little stubborn but my best friend.
10 months, 3 weeks ago
Bailey
2 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Swim
Fetch
Favorite dog I've ever had. Sweet-natured, loyal, intelligent, and barks above her weight.
1 year, 4 months ago
Angel
2 Years
2 People
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Will play fetch 24/7. Obsessed with tennis balls. Very sensitive (will hide under bed if I rasie my voice) very affectionate. Easier to train if there is a trained dog (my diabetic alert service dog) in the household. Needs lots of exercise.
1 year, 6 months ago
Aimee
4 Years
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
swimming
Tug-of-war
ball games
Cuddling
chasing
Aimee is absolutely beautiful. She is very friendly with people, loves babies but is very fearful of other dogs coming too close and will snap if they get in her face.
1 year, 6 months ago
Saroka
8 Years
6 People
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Saroka is the ideal dog minus the shedding. This is smartest breed I've worked with, very fast learner. Has a great nose and will find anything throw day or night. I hunt with him and because of his long body/legs, high levels of endurance. Great flusher, not so good on the point. Great nose and will find birds to flush. Great family dog. THE most affectionate dog I've ever seen or had. Discipline is easy, very responsive to tone of voice. If you're at all consistent, the learning will happen. Great with others and other dogs...almost to docile for his size. I would get another if I could find a breeder!
1 year, 8 months ago
Reilly
4 Years
4 People
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Friendliness
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We adopted our Greyador so we stumbled on this breed accidentally but this has been the best accident we could have ever asked for. The temperament of this breed is like no other they can be hyper and playful one minute and then cuddle up in your lap the next.
1 year, 8 months ago
Orlando
1 Year
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Explore the woods
Dog-friendly events
Off-leash
Hide & Seek
Bath time
Chase
Nap
Brushing
Catch treats
Learn a new trick
Road trip
Playdate
Frisbee
Run
Go to the park
Go on Vacation
Bike ride
Walking
Love him more day after day!
1 year, 9 months ago
Kody
10 Months
4 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Run
Walk
Tug-of-war
Chase
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.
1 year, 9 months ago
Raven
6 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Tug-of-war
Fetch
Chase
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
1 year, 9 months ago
Cassie
8 Years
1 People
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Friendliness
Energy
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she is mostly greyhound and loves to sleep and lounge around
1 year, 10 months ago
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