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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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A stand of drill pipe comprising one or more lengths with a tool joint at each end; used to fashion lengths of less than one regular stand during drilling.

greyhound

a tall slender fast-moving dog of an ancient breed originally used for coursing
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It is unacceptable that any greyhound suitable for homing is euthanised.
Patrons will be encouraged to interact with the greyhounds at the caf and learn more about the adoption program, with greyhound food and rugs available for purchase.
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.
It comes after the Sunday Mirror highlighted the plight of British and Irish greyhounds exported to The Canidrome track in Macau, and later subjected to cruelty d: e ke and sold on for meat.
That was not always the case, however, as the greyhound was once a revered animal.
The Welsh Greyhound Derby was held at the Sloper Road Stadium between 1928 and 1938 and at the Cardiff Arms Park between 1945-1977.
Thirty-seven dog tracks have closed in the United States since 2001, according to GREY2K, an organization dedicated to ending greyhound racing.
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Additionally, many greyhound pups are destroyed each year because they are considered "unsuitable for racing".
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.
LAST WEEKEND was Greyhound Remembrance Weekend when events were held across the UK in memory of the hundreds of thousands of greyhounds that have suffered and been put to death in the 86 years since commercial greyhound racing began in this country on July 24, 1926.