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greyhound,

breed of tall, swift, sight houndhound,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs bred to hunt animals. Most of the dogs in this group hunt by scent, their quarry ranging from such large game as bear or elk to small game and vermin; ground scenters trail slowly with the head low, and
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 developed nearly 5,000 years ago in Egypt. It stands about 26 in. (66 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs about 65 lb (29.5 kg). Its short, smooth coat may be colored black, white, or various shades of fawn, brindle, blue, or red. Known in England before the 9th cent., the greyhound was bred and raised by the aristocracy. In fact, for approximately 700 years it was illegal under English law for a commoner to own a greyhound. It was used to hunt small game, especially hares, and by the early 19th cent. the coursing of hares had developed into an organized sport. In recent years, with the invention by Owen Patrick Smith of the mechanical rabbit for use on a round or oval track, the racing of greyhounds has grown widely in popularity. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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greyhound

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greyhound

a tall slender fast-moving dog of an ancient breed originally used for coursing
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The Trust stressed that it sees more funds as needed to help its aims, and highlighted it is keen to see all bookmakers pay the voluntary greyhound levy to facilitate those aims, adding: "The Trust remains committed to working with the greyhound industry to improve the lives of racing and retired greyhounds, and welcomes the transparency for the public that the GBGB publication of injury and retirement data brings.
The caf also has electronic tablets so people can view other greyhounds up for adoption around the state.
In the country-bred, greyhound of Ch Naseer Ahmad stood first, while greyhounds of Kala Khan of Sialkot and Ch Manzar Basher got the second and third positions respectively.
Since we reported how Kerry had rescued nine abused greyhounds in Beijing, her centre, Birmingham Greyhound Protection, has received PS3,000 in donations, which has paid for 150 coats for rescued dogs at her centre in Beijing.
Nelson-Duey travels internationally to rescue greyhounds, and this month, she is taking a week's vacation to volunteer at Scooby, an animal protection agency in the Medina del Campo region in Spain that rescues Galgos, which are Spanish greyhounds.
The most famous greyhound to race there was the legendary Mick The Miller, who broke the world record for the standard distance of 525 yards in the semi-final and then again in the final when contesting the 1930 Welsh Greyhound Derby.
Groups such as the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and GREY2K have drawn attention to the treatment of greyhounds.
Many greyhounds every year also sustain serious, sometimes fatal injuries while racing on tracks, often with tight bends.
Kerry Elliman, 33, of Chester Road, Castle Vale, recently launched Birmingham Greyhound Protection after her experiences of years doing greyhound rescue work convinced her that the dog racing industry must be ended.
I have been involved in greyhound adoption, foster care, and advocacy since 2005, and currently share my home with four greyhounds.
According to greyhound protection organisation Action for Greyhounds, as many as 10,000 greyhounds are still being 'put down' every year after failing to make the grade as racers or when their 'careers' on the tracks come to an end.
GRAI spokeswoman Marion Fitzgibbon, of Limerick Animal Welfare, said: "Two greyhounds, a black bitch and a fawn dog, were killed fairly recently as their bodies are not decomposed.