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5 Undeniable Signs Your Greyhound Loves You

Written by: Arlene Divina
Arlene Divina, one of the content writers at IHD, loves going on adventures with her adorable fur baby. She now creates informative content for pet parents. Read more
| Published on May 22, 2023

Greyhounds, renowned for their astonishing speed and elegant stature, are also incredibly affectionate, often referred to as “45-mph couch potatoes”. While they may not be as outwardly expressive as some breeds, Greyhounds have a unique, quiet way of expressing their love. Here are five undeniable signs your Greyhound loves you.

  1. Leaning Into Love

The “Greyhound Lean” is a famous gesture amongst owners of this breed. Greyhounds show their trust and affection by leaning into you, pressing their long, slender bodies against yours. It’s a sign they’re comfortable and content with your presence, a silent yet profound declaration of their love.

  1. The Greyhound Gaze

Those soulful eyes aren’t just for show. If your Greyhound often locks eyes with you, holding your gaze with their large, expressive eyes, they’re trying to connect with you. This prolonged eye contact is a deeply bonding experience and is their way of saying, “I love you.”

  1. Rowing For You

Greyhounds have a unique vocalization often described as ‘rooting’ – a howl-like sound that is both endearing and amusing. If your Greyhound roos when you come home or during play, it’s a sign they’re excited and happy to be with you. This jubilant ‘song’ is a clear indication of their affection.

  1. The Full-Body Wag

Greyhounds aren’t overly energetic, but when they’re happy, they display a delightful full-body wag. Their tail wagging so hard it seems like happiness is rippling right through them. If your Greyhound often greets you with a full-body wag, it’s a sure sign they’re overjoyed to see you.

  1. Couch Cuddling

Despite their athletic abilities, Greyhounds are surprisingly laid back and often enjoy lounging on the couch. If your Greyhound chooses to snuggle up with you during these relaxed moments, it’s a clear indication of their affection. They’re saying they feel safe and content with you, and there’s nowhere else they’d rather be.

Each Greyhound is unique and might show their affection in different ways. However, these signs are commonly seen in this breed. The more you understand and reciprocate these signs of love, the deeper your bond will become.

Greyhounds may not be as boisterously affectionate as some other breeds, but their love, once earned, is deeply loyal and sincere. They may be the fastest breed on the planet, but when it comes to their favorite humans, they are all about slow, relaxed cuddles and quiet companionship. The love of a Greyhound may not be loud, but it’s as deep and beautiful as their soulful eyes. And once you’ve experienced it, it’s impossible to forget.

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