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Greyhound Trivia
Something about "ME":

I am a trained athlete and now am retired. My breed has a Hall of Fame in Abilene, Kansas!

I'm a descendant of an ancient breed that goes back to the Celts, and further, back to the Egyptians.

In old England "You could tell a gentleman by his horse and his greyhound."

Look at old paintings of hunting feasts and you'll find my ancestors.

The term "Greyhound" has nothing to do with color -- it is old English "Gre-hundr" supposedly "Dog Hunter" or order of rank, which was high.

The Egyptians worshipped me as a God and you will see other of my ancestors inscribed on tombs of kings. I think you'll agree I come from noble lineage. Now I look to you to help me adjust to my retirement!


Every racing greyhound alive today can trace its lineage back to one dog, King Cob, whelped in England in 1839.

Greyhounds are the fastest breed of dog, reaching top speeds of 40 miles per hour!

Greyhounds can see clearly for a distance of a half mile!

Greyhounds are the oldest purebred dog, dating back to the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt. Paintings inside the tombs of the great Pyramids depicted greyhounds. The Egyptians valued their Greyhounds so much that the birth of one was second in importance to the birth of a human boy. When a pet Greyhound died, the entire family mourned by shaving their heads, fasting, and wailing.

A law passed during the reign of King Canute stated "No mean person may keep any Greyhounds." The law also stated that the penalty for the destruction of a Greyhound was death.

The first dog mentioned in literature, in 800 B.C., was a Greyhound. In the Odyssey, Homer told the tale of the return of Odysseus, who had been away from home for twenty years. The only one who recognized him was his Greyhound, Argus, who was only a pup when Odysseus left.

At one time in England, it was forbidden for "commoners" to own a Greyhound.

Greyhounds are the only canine mentioned in the Bible by name ~ King James Version, Proverbs 30:29-31, which reads: There be three things which go well, yea. Which are comely in going: A lion, which is strongest among beasts and Turneth not away from any; A Greyhound; A he-goat also.

In 1804, Australia issued a proclamation ordering the destruction of all dogs except Greyhounds and Sheepdogs.

The mystical Greek Goddess Diana is usually pictured with a Greyhound at her side.

There was an Irish Greyhound named Master McGrath who has been memorialized in poetry and song for his winning the English Waterloo Cup Race.

For many, many years the American make of Lincoln Automobile had a Greyhound as its hood ornament.

Many people who are allergic to dogs are not allergic to Greyhounds. This is due to their short, sleek coat and skin type, which has more oil and thus less dandruff.

Greyhounds are NOT guard dogs. Being bred specifically to be even-tempered and good natured, they are inherently well socialized, for this reason they love everyone.

A Retired Racing Greyhound will return the love and affection you give him by 110%.

Few things in life are quite as satisfying as adopting one of these wonderful Greyhounds, and being rewarded with never-ending love.

Some famous Greyhound fanciers:
General George Custer reportedly coursed his fourteen Greyhounds on the night before the Little Big Horn. What happened to those Greyhounds remains lost in history.

President Abraham Lincoln had a Greyhound on his coat-of-arms.

John Barrymore, the famous actor, always kept his house full of Greyhounds as pets.

Bo Derek owns several Greyhounds and is a great advocate of promoting Retired Racing Greyhounds as Pets.

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