What age is the oldest greyhound?
|1||Bluey||29 years, 160 days|
|3||Snookie||27 years, 284 days|
|4||Taffy||27 years, 211 days|
Is 10 old for a greyhound? Greyhounds age particularly fast due to their large body size, poor nutrition and sanitation during their formative years at the track, and from the extreme exertion placed on their bodies from years of racing. Therefore, a Greyhound is considered to be a “senior citizen” by approximately seven or eight years of age.
How long do retired greyhounds live? Greyhounds, even retired racing greyhounds, are generally long-lived. The average life span of a greyhound is between 10 and 13 years, but some individuals of the breed can live up to 15 years.
What health problems do greyhounds have? Other health issues in Greyhounds include epilepsy, blood-clotting diseases (von Willebrand’s and hemophilia A), chronic kidney disease, hypothyroidism, inflammatory bowel disease, and megaesophagus. Because of their low body fat, all sighthounds are extra sensitive to anesthetics.