Non-sporting Breeds

Greyhound

Greyhound
Pedigree Points
Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: Dog:28-30 in (71-76cm) Bitch: 27-28 in (68-71 cm)
Weight: Dog: 65-70 lb (29.5-31.5kg) Bitch: 60-65 lb (27-29.5kg)
Coat: Fine and close
Color: Black, white, red, blue, fawn, fallow brindle, or any of these colors broken with white

The Greyhound is arguably the purest breed on Earth, appearing to have changed little from dogs depicted on the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs. It also has the distinction of a mention in the Bible in the Book of Solomon. It is likely that the Greyhound found its way to Afghanistan, where its coat thickened to contend with the colder climate, and was then brought to Europe by the Celts. Possessing keen eyesight and capable of great speed, this sighthound was highly valued as a courser and, more recently, as a competitor on the racing track. The Greyhound does have a propensity to chase anything that moves, but is also a gentle, faithful animal that is good with children. It needs a daily brushing and average but regular exercise on hard ground, and takes up relatively little space, having a liking for its own special corner.
 
 
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