Greyhounds are the Ferraris of the dog world. This is an old breed, with evidence of them being around during Ancient Egypt. They were bred for hunting and chasing rabbits, foxes, and deer. Today, they are controversially used for racing, but Greyhounds also make wonderful family pets. There has been a huge national movement to adopt out retired Greyhounds. It is their aerodynamic anatomy that lends the Greyhound its extreme speed. While this breed reigns supreme on the track, these dogs are actually quite lazy and only require average exercise. Their coat is very low maintenance and only requires occasional bathing. Greyhounds make lovable companions that are great with children, but it is important to keep them on a leash due to their intact prey-drive.
The first knowledge of the Greyhound is found in the Tomb of Amten, dating back between 2900 and 2751 BC.
The Whippet dog breed was a poacher’s best friend, speedily going after rabbits and other small game. Today the Whippet competes in agility, fly ball, lure coursing, rally, and obedience and is a loving therapy dog. His unique nature, friendly personality, and stylish look make him a favorite as a family companion as well as in the show ring.View this Breed
Explore some Embark dogs that share Greyhound ancestry.