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These are the only animations of Greyhounds however, there maybe some used on other pages and more aninations can be accessed from the table at the bottom of the page.


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Greyhounds are one of the oldest breeds of dogs and are over 4,000 years old. They were bred in Egypt to catch rabbits that were eating the wheat/corn crops and are very good hunters. There are drawings of dogs resembling greyhounds on vases and in tombs dated from 8000 years ago in Ancient Egypt.

Greyhounds are the second fastest animal on earth (only cheetah’s are faster). Always walk a greyhound on a leash unless in a fenced in area. They can reach speeds of up to 72 k.p.h. (45 mph) in three to four steps.

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When running, greyhounds spend almost all of their time in the air. In full stride, all four feet leave the ground. It is as close to flying as a land animal can get.

Greyhounds are known as sight hounds as they can see clearly for a distance of over 800m (half a mile). They are like owls who also hunt by sight; if they see it, they will try to catch it.

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Greyhounds are very quiet and need very little exercise. They are often referred to as the 70k couch potato. They do love to curl up and sleep. Some Greyhounds sleep with their eyes open. When approaching a Greyhound, always call his/her name first to be sure you don’t startle them.

Greyhounds like to play games. Some like to play catch, some tug of war and some just like throwing/ catching stuffed animals.

Greyhounds are very clean and they spend a lot of time grooming themselves. They always want to look their best. Their short smooth coat of hair is easy to brush. Many people allergic to dogs are not allergic to Greyhounds because of their sleek coat and skin type.

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Greyhounds come in 18 primary colours and over 55 different colour combinations.

The Greyhound is mentioned in the Old Testament (Proverbs 30:29-31 K.J.V.).

The Greyhound is portrayed by Homer (Odyssey, 800 B.C.—the only one to recognize Odysseus upon his return was Argus, his greyhound).

Greyhounds are affectionate and quiet. If they retire young humans may have to teach them how to play but after they learn they will love it; they will compensate for the time they never played while racing.

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If you get a Greyhound that is a more mature one, it will be less active overall but it can also play hard and be as playful as younger ones. They don’t usually need excessive exercise and they take retirement seriously by becoming couch potatoes.

If the home has a good size fenced yard, Greyhounds will take advantage of it and will run a few laps around it. They will race each other and after a few minutes they are done. Let’s not forget that they are sprint dogs not endurance dogs.

Greyhound history has been regal and they have been associated with royalty for thousands of years.

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Some very famous people have owned Greyhounds, including Cleopatra, Christopher Columbus, General George Custer, Jackie Gleason, Babe Ruth, Al Capone, Betty White and Leonard Nimoy.

Anise is the scent on the artificial rabbit that is used in greyhound races.

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