The Greyhound is an athlete and can reach upwards of 45 miles per hour, making them some of the fastest canine sprinters in the world. They are more than just runners, as they excel at lure coursing, agility, obedience, and conformation competitions.
This breed is also well known for enjoying a slower pace from time to time, lounging with their human on the couch or outside on a warm summer afternoon. They love naps and being a couch potato when given the opportunity.
They are very social and can be prone to getting lonely. They love and crave attention, cherishing every moment that they are the focus of your affection. The Greyhound needs a lot of exercise, so they make the perfect companion for runners, joggers, and bicyclists, who are able to bring them along.
Origin of the Greyhound
Greyhounds can trace their origins back 5000 years to ancient Egypt where illustrations of Greyhound looking dogs joined Pharaohs on the hunt for quick moving prey such as rabbits, foxes, and deer. In the ancient world, it was not uncommon to see images of great rulers, kings, and conquerors depicted with the noble greyhound at their side.
Is a Greyhound right for me?
If the Greyhound is your breed of choice, you will get to know a noble, gentle, and loving champion. For centuries, their grace has inspired poets, artists, and kings. And hopefully they will inspire you as well.
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