One of the oldest dog
breeds. Originated about 5000 years ago in ancient Egypt. They
were bred for speed to be hunters in the desert. Only high
royalty and the very wealthy could afford them. They were a
symbol of dignity and power. Many drawings of Greyhounds were
found inside the tombs of the Great Pyramid. The Greyhound Hall of
Fame in Abilene, Kansas is open all year. This museum honoring the
greyhounds has a large collection of greyhound artwork and related
A Greyhound ~
• Has tremendous eye sight, and can see clearly up to a half mile
• Can run 30 to 40 miles an hour and be at that top speed in two
• Is crate trained; making house breaking a matter of learning your
• Is colored solid or combination of black, white, blue, fawn, and
many variations of brindle.
• Averages 65 to 75 lbs., but can weigh 45 to 90 lbs.
• Adopted at 1 1/2 to 5 years old; usually around 1 1/2 to 2 years
Are You Ready
If you would like to adopt a loving, sleek, graceful, muscular
• you need to make a long-term commitment with a fun and very
entertaining retired athlete.
• you want to share your home with a couch potato. A greyhound
can curl up in a very small space despite their size; greyhounds can
be very cat-like.
• Then, check our list of adoption programs
across the country or
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
with any further questions.
by D. Caroline Coile, PHD
"Adopting the Racing Greyhound"
by Cynthia Branigan
"Second Hand Dog"
by Carol Lea Benjamin
(This book isn't specifically a greyhound book, but is an excellent book
about living successfully with an older, adopted dog)
"Celebrating Greyhounds Magazine"
Stories & helpful hints about Greyhounds, very enjoyable
available through: "The Greyhound Project"
P.O. Box 358
Marblehead, MA 01945-0358
A Greyhound E-Zine (Internet Magazine)
Living with Greyhounds
Greyhounds are affectionate, gentle & loving. They, like
human companions, want to please and will form a very strong
bond. They are great with children, as long as the greyhound's
space is respected. Greyhounds are clean dogs with thin short
hair (they shed very little). They have low body fat, 8%
compared to most dogs with 30-40%.
Greyhounds must live indoors; a jacket for the winter months is
necessary. They are very intelligent and will quickly learn your
routine. They are very adaptable and will adjust easily to their
new family's life style. Greyhounds should be walked on a leash
or run in a fenced area. They are very fast and can break their
neck if attached to a tie out; top speed can be reached in two
strides. They do not need any more exercise than any other dog
their size. A nice walk or two during the day or an occasional
sprint in a secure fenced area does the trick. Always a good
excuse to get out and stretch your legs and get some fresh air!
we are involved with Greyhounds
The greyhounds and their cat buddies, have been the inspiration for
many of the Voyagers' animal pieces. The Greyhound series of
designs includes jewelry, rubber stamps and embroidered caps and tote
A portion of each purchase is donated to various adoption groups. Be sure to
check out their link for further information.
We are also very active with humane societies and shelters across the
country. Our animal companions will continue to be inspirations
for new creations and designs.