Greyhounds are the oldest breed of dog with evidence of their life dating back 6,000 years. Pictures have been found in the tombs of the Pharoahs. It is obvious that they were revered and honored for the service they provided. During the Middle Ages, only noblemen were allowed to own them. They are the only breed of dog mentioned in the Bible and even Shakespere mentions them in his works. If you really want to learn about this noble creature,
read "The Reign of the Greyhound" by Cynthia Branigan.
Most Greyhounds available for adoption range in age from two to five years. They stand between 26 and 29 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh between 50 and 80 pounds, depending on their sex. Greyhounds come in a variety of colors - ranging from black, to fawn, to red, or any shade of brindle, and even blue(grey)-- or a combination of these with white. You can expect to have a long and happy time with your ex-racer, given that their life span is estimated at twelve to fifteen years.
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In Their New Home:
They are, Retired Racing Greyhounds for Dummies by Lee Livingood and Adopting the Racing Greyhound by Cynthia Branigan
We recommend these books to anyone who is thinking about adopting a greyhound.
Another greyt book is The Reign of the Greyhound which follows the greyhound through history from its earliest beginnings. Learn all about the oldest breed of dog. It's a greyt read.