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Greyhound

Greyhound
origin:Egypt/Great Britain
date origin:Antiquity
life expectancy:10 to 12 years
classification:Hound
height:69 to 76 cm
weight:27 to 32 kg
exercise: Demandingfeeding: Mediumsize: Large
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History [ edit ]

The name of this breed could led us to think that this is a grey colored dog. In fact, there´s no such thing as a grey colored dog of this breed. There are many theories about the noun’s provenance, but despite it´s origins they all lead to the same significant: great hound or beautiful hound. This breed isn´t originally from Great Britain but it was here that it arrived around 2000 years ago, and where it developed to it´s present shape.

The greyhound can be traced back to 5000 b. C. It´s image can be observed in the Ancient Egyptian Art. After being exported all over the world, Est and West, various different ramifications were developed - Arabian, Spanish, Australian, Brasilian, Hungarian, Italian, Persian, Russian and Rampur – some are already established as separate breeds, other are still waiting for that recognition.

Capable of running up to 69 Km/h it is considered the fastest dog breed and the third fastest land mammal, after the antelope (90km/h) and the cheetah (more than 100km/h). It was this speed that determined his use as a racer.

Primarily used for hunting, the Greyhound can see further then half a mile. Always connected with the nobility, it´s tho