Origin: United Kingdom (England), Middle East
Dog Breed Group: Hunting Dog
Life Span: 10-13 years
Weight: Male: 30-32, Female: 27-30
Height: Male: 28-30, Female: 27-28
Origin of Name: Greyhound is a breed of dog, a sighthound which has been bred for coursing game and greyhound racing.
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Prehistoric art depicts dog-like creatures and the game of chasing men, but the story of the Greyhound begins in Egypt about 5,000 years ago. Pharaoh's wounds were designed to detect, chase, capture and send fleet-footed wildlife to the Egyptian desert. For Pharaoh's subjects, the divine beauty of these hideous wounds was an extension of the divine glory of their ruler. And sometime later, from Alexander the Great's Macedonia to the Tsar's Moscow, the nobles saw little nobles with a handsome hound on their side.