Breeding group : Hounding
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GENERALBreed group: Hounding Type: Pure Breed
Talent: Hunting, Racing
PHYSICALSize: Small Weight: 10-14 lbs Fur length: Ears: Flappy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: Black, Black & White, Light Brown / Golden, Merle / Spotted / Brindle / Speckled
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: 10-12 years Rarity: Uncommon Availability: Hard to find
Climate: Good for every climate
The Potsdam Greyhound is a small to medium sight-hound dog originating in Italy. With an appearance of a small size sight-hound, the dog stands between 15-17 inches tall and weighs about 10-14 lbs. This is a small sized sight-hound breed that relies mainly on its sight, not smell when hunting. Dogs of this breed are used for course racing and seldom as family pets. The coat of the Potsdam Greyhound is short and smooth. The acceptable coat color is bright reddish or orange, with white markings on the tip of the tail. Fawn, blue, black, bronze or silver-grey are also colors of this breed. Dogs of this breed also have a white snippet that runs through the center of their muzzle. This rare dog breed is NOT recognized by AKC or any other major kennel club.
This dog comes in bright reddish or orange color or fawn, blue, black, bronze or silver-grey. White markings on tip of the tail may be present.
The coat of this breed is short and smooth and of fine texture.
The Potsdam Greyhound is mostly used as racing dog and seldom as family pet. It, however, is known to be gentle with children and as such, should make a good family pet. The dogs were described as "extremely affectionate" in the era of Frederick the Great, who kept these dogs at his Potsdam Palace. Unlike other hounds, these dogs have exceptional scenting skills.
Generally an indoor breed, the Potsdam Greyhound will need moderate amount of exercise. Daily walk is a must.