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15 Pawfect Facts About The Greyador Dog Kids Will Love

Read these interesting greyador facts about this adorable mix breed of pets.

If reading about various mixed breed dogs excites you, then this is the right place to be. First, let us talk about greyadors, also known as greyhound lab mix or greyhound mix dog breed. This dog breed is a cross of the labrador retriever and the greyhound (parent breeds). They were initially found in the United Kingdom. However, with time, they made their way to the United States of America and eventually to the whole world. This greyhound mix of dogs are medium to large-sized dogs and are proved to be very efficient family as well as guard dogs. Their gentle yet strong personality makes them fit for both orientations accordingly. In addition, greyhound mix dogs are known to be quite adaptive (they can adapt very well to their surroundings), which, in turn, helps them to survive better.

These dogs have quite a pleasant temperament and traits, i.e., they are known to be very sweet and friendly, be it towards the family members, the kids, or the strangers. However, they are very sensitive, and therefore their training sessions must be planned carefully. They are also known to suffer from separation anxiety and don't like being left alone away from their human parents. These dogs are known to shed and drool quite a lot and tend to bark or howl. They have high energy levels, which demands higher physical activity graphs; these dogs inherit these high energy levels from their parent breeds. Continue reading further for more interesting lab mix greyador facts.

If you liked this mix greyador information, then you must also give a read to labrador retriever facts and Great Dane facts.

Greyador Interesting Facts

What type of animal is a greyador?

The greyhound lab mix, also called a greyhound lab mix greyador, is one of the mixed-breed dogs. It is a mix of two-parent breeds, namely, the greyhounds and the labradors.

What class of animals do greyadors belong to?

The greyadors belong to the Mammalia class of the Animalia kingdom. Greyadors are known to give birth to about 11-14 young ones, which is the largest litter size of their breed.

How many greyadors are there in the world?

Since this breed of dog is a mixed breed, keeping a count of the exact population of greyhound lab mix breed (greyhound mix) dogs in the world is quite a task. They are, for the most part, bred according to demand like most mixed breeds. However, based on their easy availability and their adaptability power, we can infer that they are present in abundance. The exact number, however, remains unknown.

Where does a greyador live?

The greyadors prefer living in temperate climatic conditions. The bodies of these dogs are not meant for tolerating extremely cold or extremely hot weather conditions. The history of these greyhound mix dogs can be traced down to the history of the United Kingdom. However, in the present times, they can be easily adopted from any dog shelter worldwide.

What is a greyador's habitat?

This greyhound lab mix usually prefers living in open areas with a lot of open space to run around. If we were to talk about the temperature requirements, we would find that they are intolerant of extreme weather conditions. When it comes to company, these dogs can easily cohabit with humans in an apartment or a house; the only requirement is a good walk routine.

Who does greyador live with?

These greyhound lab mix breeds' dogs prefer living in groups. They like to spend their time in packs of dogs (dogs of the same breed). These greyhound lab mix dogs love to cohabit with humans as well. However, these dogs tend to get attached easily and are known to suffer from separation anxiety when left alone.

How long does a greyador live?

The life span of a greyador is known to be approximately ten to 13 years.

How do they reproduce?

The reproduction cycle in a female dog is divided into four main stages under a subset of two heat cycles (one after every six months). The number of days that the female dog spends in the heat cycle could be marked as the most fertile days for her to conceive. Males, on the other hand, don't have any heat periods. Instead, they are known to respond to the female dog's heat cycles (chase them). A labrador is known to have a heat cycle of two to three weeks, while the heat cycle in greyhounds lasts for approximately two to four weeks. The four stages of breeding can be named proestrus, estrus, diestrus, and anestrus.

The very first stage, proestrus, marks the beginning of the heat cycle. The female dog tends to attract a male dog during this period. The estrus phase is the main phase where the female dog attracts a male dog and further accepts him (ovulation occurs in this stage). Furthermore, the third stage, the diestrus stage, in this stage, either the female dog is known to be pregnant or is just in her resting phase. Eventually, the last stage, the anestrus stage, is the gap between diestrus and the next heat cycle.

After the female dog is pregnant, the offspring are given birth after a gestation period of about 70 to 80 days.

What is their conservation status?

It is a domestic mixed-breed dog, so its conservation status is Not Evaluated.

Greyador Fun Facts

What does greyador look like?

The black lab greyhound mix personality proves that they weren't bred to hunt.

The greyador (a mixed breed of labrador retriever and greyhound, also called the greyhound labrador) has a body full of soft, beautiful fur (coat). The body coat of these dogs (greyhound lab mix) comes in various color dips, namely, fawn, black, blue, silver, grey, brindle, brown, and red. These beautiful shades of coat make them look all the more adorable. The density of the fur is quite high, while the length of the same is known to be moderate. The most common coat color among the puppies is bridle as well as brown.

The greyhound lab mixes are known to shed a lot, so their coat requires constant grooming sessions. However, taking care of them (i.e., grooming their fur) is an easy task. Further, these dogs inherit their physique from their parent breeds (labradors and greyhounds). They are very well built and are categorized as medium to large-sized dog breeds. An average greyhound lab mix dog is known to weigh around 50-80 pounds (22-36 kg) with an average height of 20-27 inches (50-68 cm). They have a long head, elongated ears reaching their jaws, with a deep chest going down to a narrow waist. Their build helps them run faster and gives them an overall strong, sturdy look.

How cute are they?

Greyhounds labradors mix puppies are the most adorable creatures one could ever come across, just like Greenland dogs. Their adorable black puppy eyes can make you fall in love with them all over again. These greyhounds labradors mix has long ears hanging till its jaw, making it look cuter. Those adorable paws and soft, magnificent coats make you want to cuddle them. The wagging tail acts as a cherry on top. These precious creatures deserve all the love in the world!

How do they communicate?

Greyhounds labs' mixes use their barks, howls, and olfactory sense to communicate with other fellow greyhounds labs mixes. They also love to cuddle, expressing their love for you.

How big is a greyador?

Greyhounds labs mix could weigh around 50-80 lb (22.6 -36.2 kg) with a height of approximately 20-27 in (50.8-68.5 cm).

How fast can a greyador run?

The average gentle speed of a greyador could reach up to 40 mph (64.3 kph). Their physique is built for speed.

How much does a greyador weigh?

These dogs are categorized under medium to large-sized dogs. The average weight of a greyador recorded is known to be around 50-80 lb (22.6 -36.2 kg).

What are the male and female names of the species?

A male greyador is called a dog, while the female is called a bitch.

What would you call a baby greyador?

As far as a specific name for a newborn greyador is concerned, there exists none. However, they are generally referred to as greyhound lab mix puppies or greyhound mix puppies. People who adopt them as pets may call them different pet names.

What do they eat?

This breed of dog is known to have a high chase thrive. Although they don't usually prey on birds or mice, they love to chase them in the gardens. This breed requires a proper meal full of proteins and healthy fats. Proper food for a healthy life is a must for this breed.

Are they slobbery?

One of the most common characteristics of a greyhound lab mix breed is that they tend to drool a lot, be it after walks or after long training sessions. You may expect there to be a lot of drool. Prepare yourself with a cloth to wipe it all off. However, if there's a significant change in the drooling pattern of your dog, then you must consult a doctor to ensure a healthy life.

Would they make a good pet?

Greyadors are known for their sweet and friendly nature, and it is because of their friendly nature and their will to play that helps them get along with children quite well. Further, this affectionate nature of theirs makes them a good pet as well. Therefore, you can expect these pets to be your loyal, caring, and loving companions.

Kidadl Advisory: All pets should only be bought from a reputable source. It is recommended that as a potential pet owner you carry out your own research prior to deciding on your pet of choice. Being a pet owner is very rewarding but it also involves commitment, time and money. Ensure that your pet choice complies with the legislation in your state and/or country. You must never take animals from the wild or disturb their habitat. Please check that the pet you are considering buying is not an endangered species, or listed on the CITES list, and has not been taken from the wild for the pet trade.

Did you know...

A whipador (whippet lab mix) weighs up to 25-80 lb (11.3-36.2 kg) with an approximate height of 18-24 in (45.7-60.9 cm).

Greyadors tend to bark. They are very vocal animals with great temperaments and traits.

Are lab hound mix good dogs?

A greyhound cross is called a greyador. These greyador dogs are known for their affectionate and caring nature and their great temperament and traits. They are known to be quite social and mix easily, making them good family dogs for owners. They not only love spending time with their human parents but are known to be quite protective about the human kids too. They are known to share a sense of belonging and are loyal to their owners. They love exercise and walks! They also love children.

Further, although both the parent breeds, i.e., the labrador and greyhound, are not really a guard dog breed, both of these breeds have a general guarding instinct, and hence their mix can be used to guard people and children against intruders.

These dogs are a real mix of a guard and a family dog and can switch between the two roles easily. Their calm, as well as peaceful nature, makes them a quality family dog. On the other hand, their large body and protective instincts make them the perfect guard dog. They are a perfect example of gentle yet strong dogs blessed with the grace of a greyhound and with the athletic energy of a labrador!

Do greyador have health issues?

These dogs are generally very healthy and love to play. However, since this breed is a cross between a greyhound and a labrador, it faces a few similar health conditions that the parents (parent breed) face. A few of the most common health problems this particular breed faces can be listed as bloat, neuropathy, hip and elbow dysplasia, obesity, and progressive renal atrophy. The owners of this puppy have to ensure that it gets optimum exercise to have great health.

As much as one loves spoiling their dog with the best treats simultaneously, it is primary for the owners to keep a check on your dog's health by ensuring a good amount of evening exercise, even with children.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly animal facts for everyone to discover! For more relatable content, check out these pomsky facts and dhole facts for kids.

You can even occupy yourself at home by coloring in one of our free printable greyador coloring pages.

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