Category: Greyhounds

  • Advantages of Owning a Dachshund

    Advantages of Owning a Dachshund

    If you are considering getting a dog for yourself or your family you should consider owning a dachshund, which is one of the smaller dog breeds. Small dogs have become more popular in the public view lately, probably due to the fact that there have been quite a few celebrity appearances with smaller dogs. There […] More

  • Borzoi

    Origin Imported from Arabia by a Russian nobleman in 1600, the borzoi was later crosse with the collie and with  Lapp sled dogs The Borzoi (/ˈbɔːrzɔɪ/, literally “fast”), also called the Russian wolfhound (Russian: Ру́сская псовая борзая), is a breed of domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris). Descended from dogs brought to Russia from central Asian […] More

  • Saluki

    The Saluki is probably the fruit of ancient crossings among Egyptian and Asiatic greyhounds. The two ancient Sumerian words “Salu-ki” translate into “plunge-earth.” However, there is no evidence the breed was referred to by the Sumerians with this name nor what “plunge to earth” might have meant in reference to the Saluki. The name of […] More

  • Afghan Hound

    This is a very ancient dog, native to the Sinai, and mentioned several times in Egyptian papyruses as well as pictured in the caves of northern Afghanistan. The breed was kept pure for centuries, and its exportation was always prohibited. It therefore only reached Europe as contraband early in this century. Description The Afghan Hound […] More

  • Pharaoh Hound

    Origin This is probably an ancient Egyptian dog brought to Spain at the time of the Saracen invasions. It found its ideal climate in the Balearic islands Description Height:  dogs, 25 to 28 inches (63-70 cm.); bitches, 22 to 26 inches (57-68 cm.). It has a triangular head  with a flat skull, a tan nose […] More

  • Spanish Greyhound

    The Spanish greyhound is a direct descendant of the Sloughi, the Arab greyhound brought to Spain by the Moors in the Middle Ages Description General appearance: The Spanish Greyhound is a good sized, short coated sighthound with compact bone structure and a long, narrow head. Correct proportion and harmony of structure are very important when […] More

  • Irish Wolfhound

    Origin This dog was used by the ancient Celts for hunting wolves. Later, this breed was brought to Ireland by the Romans. There it was carefully bred. On the second half of the nineteenth century, the breed was revitalized by an influx of Great Dane and deerhound blood. Description Weight     101 to 154 pounds […] More

  • Deerhound

    Origin The origin of the Deerhound is not known. Description Height: dogs, above 30 inches (76 cm.); bitches, above 28 inches (71 cm.). Weight:  dogs, 17 – 22 pounds (38.5 – 48 kg); bitches, 14 – to 16 pounds (30 – 36 kg.). It has a long head with a pointed muzzle, a pointed muzzle, a […] More

  • Magyar agár

    Magyar agár is a type of sighthound originating in Hungary and lands that previously belonged to Austro – Hungarian Empire (such as Transylvania). It is used for hunting and coursing, and is also kept as a companion. Naming Although the Magyar agár is also called the ‘Hungarian greyhound’ this is a misnomer. The Magyar Agár is a distinct breed with […] More

  • Whippet

    The Whippet (also English Whippet or Snap dog) is a dog breed of medium-size. They are a sighthound breed that originated in England, where they descended from greyhounds. Whippets today still strongly resemble a smaller greyhound. Shown in the Hound group, Whippets have relatively few health problems other than arrhythmia. Whippets also participate in dog […] More

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    Italian Greyhound

    Origin The Italian greyhound is a very old greyhound. A dog similar to the Italian greyhound of today was found in an Egyptian tomb of six thousand years ago. Like the greyhound, it was brought to Europe by the Phoenicians. The breed was then developed in Italy. Personality Very meek, timid, wary, submissive, very attached […] More

  • Sloughi

    The Sloughi is a North African breed of dog, specifically a member of the sighthound family. It is found mainly in Morocco, which is responsible for the standard, and may be found in smaller numbers elsewhere in North Africa. Sloughis are not related to the Saluki Appearance The Sloughi belongs to the Sighthound family. In appearance, it is a short-haired, middle-sized, […] More

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    Official Greyhound Color Chart

    The Greyhound is a breed of dog, a sighthound which has been bred for coursing game and Greyhound racing. Since the rise in large scale adoption of retired racing Greyhounds, it has seen a resurgence in popularity as a family pet. According to Merriam-Webster, a Greyhound is “any of a breed of tall slender graceful […] More

  • Greyhound

    The Greyhound is not an aggressive dog. Muzzles are worn to prevent injuries resulting from dogs nipping one another during or immediately after a race, when the ‘hare’ has disappeared out of sight and the dogs are no longer racing but remain excited. Contrary to popular belief, adult Greyhounds do not need extended periods of […] More