Highest Speed: 42 mph
Life Span: 12-13 years
Height: 28 - 30"
Weight: 65 - 70 lbs.
Coat Type: The coat is short, smooth.
Temperament: Intelligent, sensitive, loyal, brave.
The greyhound is one of the oldest breeds of sighthounds in the world and originated in ancient
In the 10th century, killing a greyhound was punishable
by death under the laws passed by King Howel of
In 1016 King Canute passed laws that stated only noblemen could own and hunt with greyhounds.Owen Patrick Smith invented the mechanical lure in 1912 and the first greyhound track opened in
Canute's Laws of the
Law 31 : No meane person may keepe any greihounds, but freemen may keepe greihounds, so that their knees may be cut before the verderons of the forest, and without cutting of their knees also, if he does not abide 10 miles from the bounds of the forest. But if they doe come any nearer to the forest, they shall pay 12 pence for every mile; but if the greihound be found within the forest, the master or owner of the dog shall forfeit the dog and ten shillings to the king.