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Greyhounds

Greyhounds can be very cheap if you're willing to take a rescue but there are a handful of health issues to be aware of.

How much do Greyhounds cost?

We found Greyhound prices to range between $200 and $4,500 in Australia.

Cheaper Greyhounds tended to be older, in some cases they were free. There are also lots of rescue Greyhounds in Australia. With young purebreds, you can expect to pay closer to $4,500, and in some cases, even more. Just make sure you get one from a registered breeder.

To get these costs, we looked at over 30 prices from breeders across Australia on sites including Gumtree, Dogzonline and Trading Post.

How much does pet insurance cost for a Greyhound?

Pet insurance for a greyhound is likely to cost you between $57 and $249, depending on its age, where you live and its health.

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Budget Direct

$73.76$73.76$75.35$80.90$86.45Get quote
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Medibank

$137.48$142.08$148.23$158.62$174.05Get quote
PD pet insurance

PD

$105.01$106.31$109.56$111.55$121.26Get quote
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Knose

$178.19$185.35$199.76$227.02$248.84Get quote
Coles pet insurance

Coles

$104.57$106.04$112.54$125.13$147.26Get quote
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Vets Choice

$111.60$100.07$105.47$117.10$134.91Get quote
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Pet Insurance Australia

$151.73$156.58$163.09$174.03$262.83Get quote
Kogan Pet Insurance

Kogan

$143.18$147.81$219.41$234.44$256.79More info

Dr Sam Kovac: Frequently asked questions about Greyhounds

Dr Sam Kovac

What health issues are common with Greyhounds?

"Greyhounds thankfully are very healthy pets. They're one of the only pure bred dogs that don't really suffer from any inherited problems but they can be prone to a couple of spinal conditions. Generally, Greyhounds are very genetically healthy and don't need to go to the vet that often. The biggest health issue with them is skin lacerations. They tend to have very thin paper like skin, so when they're walking around or going for a run, they can get snagged on things and this can cause lacerations or little cuts in the skin. Their skin doesn't heal the same as other breeds of dogs. It takes a bit longer so finding a vet with experience looking after Greyhounds is important."

Are Greyhounds good family pets?

"Greyhounds are excellent family pets. A lot of people think Greyhounds aren't affectionate but any Greyhound afficionado will tell you that they're just as affectionate as other dogs and an excellent family pet. They don't shed as much as other breeds of animals and surprisingly, they don't require a huge amount of exercise, despite being built for speed and loving to go for a run. The best thing about them is they're relatively low maintenance so they suit the elderly, busy families or people who have variable amounts of time in which they can exercise their dogs."

Are Greyhounds aggressive?

"Greyhounds are definitely not aggressive animals despite their appearance and in some states requiring muzzles to be allowed out in public. The issue that Greyhounds have with aggression is they have been built as excellent hunters. They love to chase rabbits, and any fluffy little creatures like ferrets, guinea pigs, etc – so you've got to be careful if you've got any pocket pets because they can often chase them and their prey instinct takes over. So as long as you don't have a small pocket pet, they're definitely not aggressive."

Do Greyhounds bark a lot?

"Greyhounds can bark a lot when they get excited but they probably bark less than any other breed that I know about. They're known to give a warning bark only. They're pretty pathetic guard dogs because they would never attack anyone coming in but they may give a warning bark."

How much exercise does a Greyhound need?

"Greyhounds really benefit from short fast bursts of activity because they've got what are called fast twitch muscle fibres so they can get exhausted very quickly after a 20-minute walk. But to go for a 20-minute run, they could do that multiple times a day. If you want to get a Greyhound, you need to be prepared to let them run for short bursts of time and just let them run."

Dr Sam Kovac, a Sydney-based general practice vet, believes in extending the lifespan of animals through ground-breaking treatments. He founded Southern Cross Vet, with clinics in St Peters, Bellevue Hill and Surry Hills.

Get pet insurance for your Greyhound

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Name Product Accidental Injury Illness Paralysis Tick Yearly Sub-Limit Maximum yearly benefit Reimbursement rate Reimbursement Rate
Medibank Pet Max Cover with Extra Care
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$30,000
$30,000
90%
90%
Medibank Pet Max Cover includes Extra Care benefits for specified dental conditions and specialised therapies including physio. T&Cs apply. Medibank and ahm health members also save 10% on yearly premiums.
Everyday Comprehensive Plus Cover
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$3,000
$30,000
80%
80%
Everyday Pet Insurance customers get 10% off their monthly Woolworths shop. T&Cs apply.
PIA Major Medical Cover
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$3,000
$30,145
80%
80%
Covers specified accidents and illnesses, with Routine Care Cover included. Get 2 months free when you sign up using the code PIA202. T&Cs apply.
Budget Direct Pet Insurance
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$1,500
$12,000
80%
80%
Apply online and get 15% off your first year's premium. T&Cs apply.
Coles Premium Cover
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$2,500
$15,000
80% or 100%
80% or 100%
Earn 10x Flybuys points per $1 spent on pet food at Coles Supermarkets. T&Cs apply.
PD Deluxe Plan
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$15,000
$20,000
100%
100%
Apply online and get your first 1 month free. T&Cs apply.
Fetch Pet Insurance
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$30,000
$30,000
80% or 90% or 100%
80% or 90% or 100%
Get dental, physio and behaviour cover included and skip wait periods by following our in-app journey.
Pet Circle Dog Cover
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$10K or $17.5K or $30K
$0
70% or 80% or 90%
70% or 80% or 90%
Get 2 months free when you sign up using the code PCI2FREE. T&Cs apply.
Vets Choice Elite Cover
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$2,500
$15,000
80% or 100%
80% or 100%
Get a 5% discount when you insure more than one pet.
Guardian Platinum Accident & Illness Cover
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$1,200
$12,000
80%
80%
Lifetime cover for cats and dogs, up to 80% covered.
Petsy Custom Cover
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$5000 or $10,000 or $25,000
$0
80% or 90%
80% or 90%
⭐ Finder Exclusive: Enjoy 30% off your first month of pet insurance, plus receive a custom pet tag. Sign up using the code FINDER. T&Cs apply.
Real Premium Accident & Illness Cover
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$1,200
$12,000
80%
80%
Claim up to a maximum of $12k per year, with no excess to pay.
RSPCA Ultimate Plus Accident and Illness Cover
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$20,000
$20,000
80%
80%
Comprehensive cover for your pet, including the option of routine care. Get 1 month free for the first year of new policies. T&C's apply.
Australian Seniors Top Accident & Illness Cover
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$1,200
$12,000
80%
80%
Benefits include overseas cover when in NZ or Norfolk Island for your pet, plus an optional routine care add-on.
Knose Pet Insurance
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Knose Pet Insurance
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$25,000
$25,000
90%
90%
⭐Finder Exclusive: Get 10% off your first year. Sign up using promo code FINDER10. T&C's apply.
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