25 Reasons Why Your Next Dog Should Be A Greyhound

Whether you’re in the market for a new k9 companion or know someone that is, this list will convince you (hopefully) to take a hard look at one of the most amazing dogs in the world, the Greyhound. Mind you, as a greyhound owner myself, this list will probably have some biases, but I can guarantee you that what you are about to read is accurate and trustworthy. So move aside cute little pugs. Step back rambunctious Labradors. Make way for the Ferrari of the dog world, the one and only; Greyhound.

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The Greyhound is THE fastest dog out of all dogs, able to reach speeds of up to 45 mph within 30ft.

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In fact, few mammals are faster than then greyhound, among them the cheetah, and the antelope.

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Greyhounds became the first European dog in the New World when they accompanied Christopher Columbus on his second expedition, which set sail from Spain in September 1493.

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Greyhounds are the only breed of Dogs to be mentioned by name in the bible.

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Proverbs 30, Verses 29-31 if you are curious.

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The Egyptians were huge greyhound fans! In fact, the're carvings of greyhounds found in Egyptian tombs dating back to 2900 B.C.

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So fanatical were the Egyptians concerning Greyhounds that they revered them as gods and as such, only royalty were allowed to own them.

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The Greeks also deified the greyhound by depicting it next to the mythical Greek goddess Diana

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Even their blood is unique. A Greyhound's blood has the highest red blood cells count of any dog.

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A Greyhound possess a 270 degree field of vision. Meaning they can see behind their heads.

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Not only can they see behind their heads, but Greyhounds have an exceptional sight with the ability to see clearly for about a mile.

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A Greyhound's super speed is due to a flexible spine which enables them to run in double suspended gallop...similar to a cheetah...not similar to any other kind of dog.

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Though there are many animals that would benefit from adoption, arguably there's no other breed of dog that would benefit more than the greyhound.

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Since most of them need good homes after their racing careers.

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Greyhounds are very intelligent dogs which make them easy to train.

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They have a sweet even temper and adapt well to new environments, making them a perfect fit for any family.

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Despite their size, Greyhounds do well in apartments.

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Grooming a greyhound is Super Easy. A good bath and you're done.

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Greyhounds live a long full life of up to 12 years. Meaning you will have a faithful companion for a long time.

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Famous historical people loved these guys! Among them were Cleopatra, Alexander the Great, Queen Elizabeth I of England, General Custer, and George Washington just to name a few.

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The Greyhound was one of the first breeds to appear in American dog shows and was recognized by the AKC in 1885.

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Greyhounds don't bark much and are very calm and gentle. So if you're looking for a quiet breed, look no further.

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Historically, greyhounds where dogs for the nobility. In fact, in 11th century England it was unlawful for a "commoner" to own a Greyhound.

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Furthermore, to kill a Greyhound was punishable by death. YIKES!

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Greyhounds are known as "the most elegant or noble companion and hunter of the canine world".

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The Greyhound has the highest percentage of fast-twitch muscle of any bread.

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All sight hounds that we know today descended from the ancient greyhound

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In Homer’s Odyssey, the only one who recognized Odysseus after his 20-year absence was his faithful greyhound, Argus. A testament, to this dog's lovable loyalty.

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