- Greyhounds are the only canine mentioned in
the Bible by name:
"There are three things which are majestic in pace,
which are stately in walk:
A lion, which is mighty among beasts
And does not turn
away from any;
A male goat also,
And a king whose troops are with
--(Proverbs 30:29-31, New King James)
Greyhounds are the oldest purebred dog, dating back to the pharaohs of
ancient Egypt. Paintings inside the tombs of the Great Pyramids depicted
A law passed during the reign of King Canute stated "No mean person may
keep any greyhounds." The law also stated that the destruction of a
greyhound should carry the same capital punishment as the murder of a
In England at one time, it was forbidden for “commoners” to even own a
General Custer had 14 greyhounds, which he coursed the night
before the Battle of Little Big Horn.
President Abraham Lincoln had a greyhound on his family
In 1804, Australia issued a proclamation ordering the destruction of all
dogs EXCEPT greyhounds and sheepdogs.
Greyhounds appear in both Greek and Roman mythology. The mythical Greek Goddess Diana is usually pictured with a greyhound at her side.
There is an Irish greyhound named Master McGrath, who has been memorialized in poetry and song for his winning the English Waterloo Cup race.
John Barrymore, the famous actor, always kept his house full of greyhounds as pets.
Bo Derek, the actress best known from the movies "10" and "Tarzan" owns several retired racing greyhounds, and is a great advocate of our program promoting these dogs as pets.
For many, many years the American make of car the Lincoln had a greyhound as its hood ornament.
Greyhounds are the fastest breed of dog, reaching speeds exceeding 40 miles per hour!
Greyhounds can see CLEARLY for a distance of a half-mile!
Many people who are allergic to dogs are NOT allergic to
greyhounds, due to their short, sleek coat and skin type.
Greyhounds resist acquiring that "doggy" smell. They can
actually go for weeks without a bath and still be sweet-smelling. Part
of the reason for this is their relatively low body fat.
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 lovely greyhounds and being rewarded with never-ending love!