Must-Know Greyhound Statistics [Recent Analysis]

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"Greyhounds are the fastest breed of dog, capable of reaching speeds up to 45 miles per hour."

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"Greyhounds have a significantly lower prevalence of hip dysplasia (1.82%) compared to other breeds."

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"Most Greyhounds retire from racing careers between 2 to 5 years of age."

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"Since 1987, more than 100,000 retired Greyhounds have been placed in homes in North America."

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"Greyhounds have a 20% higher lung capacity and 55% higher red blood cell count than an average dog."

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"There are currently approximately 279 greyhound racing tracks in 43 countries around the world."

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"Greyhound racing is banned in 41 states in the United States."

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"Racing greyhounds can cost up to $20,000 to train before they even begin racing."

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"Approximately 18,000 Greyhounds are bred annually for racing in the United States."

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"Greyhounds have a smaller percent body fat (16%) compared to other breeds like the Border Collie (32%)."

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"Greyhound racing is responsible for generating more than $2.7 billion in taxable gambling revenue in the United States."

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"There are about 196 Greyhound racing facilities in Australia."

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"Greyhounds’ resting heart rates are much lower than other breeds, ranging between 60 and 90 beats per minute."

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