Greyhounds are affectionate, friendly dogs, who thrive on attention and human companionship and make terrific pets. They've been bred to be fast, healthy, intelligent and good tempered. Greyhounds have spent most of their lives in the company of other dogs, their trainers and handlers. The greyhound's sociability makes them great with other pets, and their calm temperament makes them wonderful around children and friends. They are intelligent house pets, clean, quiet, and a loving companion. Because they have very little body fat for insulation from heat and cold, greyhounds are totally inside companion pets. Greyhounds are low maintenance pets when it comes to grooming due to their short, sleek coats. Many adopters who have previously been allergic to other breeds report having no trouble with a greyhound in their home.