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Greyhound vs Whippet vs Swedish Vallhund Comparison - Dog breed selector: English Greyhound or English Whippet or Västgötaspets? Find the right dog for you

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Name Greyhound Whippet Swedish Vallhund
OriginsUnited Kingdom England Sweden
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank15661149
Reviews112
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Other Names English Greyhound English Whippet, Snap Dog Västgötaspets
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2007 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Sighthounds group, in the Short-haired Sighthounds section. Recognized by FCI in the Sighthounds group, in the Short-haired Sighthounds section. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Watchdogs and Herders section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Kennel Club of Great Britain
New Zealand Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Price
Which is cheaper Greyhound or Whippet or Swedish Vallhund? Which is more expensive?
$500-$800 $800-$1200 $500-$600

Greyhound vs Whippet vs Swedish Vallhund General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger Greyhound or Whippet or Swedish Vallhund?
Giant Medium Medium
Weight
Which is heavier Greyhound or Whippet or Whippet?
Male: 65-80 pounds (29-36 kg), Female: 60-70 pounds (27-31 kg) 25 - 45 pounds (11 - 21 kg) 25-35 pounds (11-15 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 72.5 pounds (32.5 kg), Female: 65 pounds (29 kg) 25 - 45 pounds (11 - 21 kg) 30 pounds (13 kg)
Height
Which is taller Greyhound or Whippet or Swedish Vallhund?
Male: 28-30 inches (71-76 cm), Female: 27-28 inches (68-71 cm) Male: 18.5-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17.5-19 inches (44-48 cm) 12-16 inches (30-40 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 29 inches (73.5 cm), Female: 27.5 inches (69.5 cm) Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm) 14 inches (35 cm)

Greyhound vs Whippet vs Swedish Vallhund Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types Fine Fine
Short
Close in texture
Thick
Colors Gray
White
Blue
Red
Black
Cream
Red
Blue
Fawn
White
Black
Gray
White
Red
Blue
Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Greyhound requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Whippet requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Swedish Vallhund requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Greyhounds shed moderately.
Whippets are low shedders.
Swedish Vallhunds are heavy shedders.

Greyhound vs Whippet vs Swedish Vallhund Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Intelligent
Affectionate
Outright
Tempered
Gentle
Athletic
Quiet
Affectionate
Gentle
Lively
Friendly
Intelligent
Quiet
Outright
Adaptable
Companionable
Alert
Fearless
Watchful
Energetic
Friendly
Intelligent Rank
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Greyhound.
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Whippet.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Greyhounds are easy to train.
Whippets are easy to train.
Swedish Vallhunds are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Greyhounds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Whippets, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Swedish Vallhunds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Greyhounds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Whippets don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Swedish Vallhunds have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Greyhounds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Whippets are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Swedish Vallhunds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Greyhounds need for social interaction is average.
Whippets need for social interaction is average.
Swedish Vallhunds are a social breed.
Barking
Low: The Greyhound barks none to minimal.
Low: The Whippet barks none to minimal.
Average to high: The Swedish Vallhund is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Greyhounds are average watchdogs.
Whippets are average watchdogs.
Swedish Vallhunds are good watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Greyhounds can't provide protection for their territory.
Whippets can't provide protection for their territory.
Swedish Vallhunds are not the best to protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Greyhound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Whippet has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Swedish Vallhund has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Greyhounds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Whippets have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Swedish Vallhunds have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Greyhounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Wanderlust potential of the Whippet is strong enough to escape from home.
Swedish Vallhunds have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Greyhounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Whippets have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Swedish Vallhunds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Greyhound fajta.
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Whippet fajta.
Nem a legjobb választás Swedish Vallhund, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Swedish Vallhund tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Greyhounds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Whippets adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Swedish Vallhunds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Greyhound or Whippet or Swedish Vallhund?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Swedish Vallhunds do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Greyhound vs Whippet vs Swedish Vallhund Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Greyhounds are very stranger friendly dogs.
Whippets are average friendly towards strangers.
Swedish Vallhunds are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Greyhounds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Whippets are kid-friendly dogs.
Swedish Vallhunds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Greyhounds are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Whippets are not cat-friendly dogs.
Swedish Vallhunds are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Greyhounds are very dog-friendly dogs.
Whippets are average friendly towards other dogs.
Swedish Vallhunds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Greyhound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Whippet is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Swedish Vallhund is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Greyhounds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Whippets are usually recommended for elderly people.
Swedish Vallhunds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Greyhounds usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Whippets do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Swedish Vallhunds are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Greyhound vs Whippet vs Swedish Vallhund?
No
Greyhounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Whippets are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Swedish Vallhunds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Greyhound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Whippet breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Swedish Vallhund breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Greyhound vs Whippet vs Swedish Vallhund Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
The Greyhound is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Whippet is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Swedish Vallhunds tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Allergies
Alopecia
Bloat
Cancer
Cataracts
Cold Intolerance
Heart Murmurs
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Musculoskeletal Injuries
Osteoarthritis
Osteosarcoma
Pannus
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Sensitivity To Anesthesia
Vitreous Degeneration
Addison's Disease
Arthritis
Deafness
Drug Sensitivity
Heart Murmurs
Heart Problems
Hypothyroidism
Kidney Issues
Vaccination Sensitivity
Von Willebrand's Disease
Heart Problems
Hip Dysplasia
Patellar Luxation
Retinal Dysplasia
Skin Allergies
Spina Befida
Life Expectancy 10-13 years 12-15 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Greyhounds have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Whippets are high energy dogs.
Swedish Vallhunds are high energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Greyhounds exercise need is minimal.
Whippets have an average exercise need.
Swedish Vallhunds need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Greyhounds like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Whippets don't need too much sleep.
Swedish Vallhunds don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption Males: 2.5 to 4 cups; Females: 1.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Average.
Low.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers warm weather Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Swedish Vallhund can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Greyhound has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Whippet has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Swedish Vallhund has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Greyhound is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Whippet is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Swedish Vallhund is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Greyhound vs Whippet vs Swedish Vallhund Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 1-12 puppies 4-8 puppies 4-8 puppies

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