14 Cool Facts About Greyhounds

Greyhounds are the fastest dog breed on Earth and can hit a top speed of 40 plus mph.

#1 The coat of a Greyhound comes in 15 different colors and patterns.

However, gray is a color rarely found in this breed, and the few who are gray are referred to as blue.

#2 A Greyhound’s long, muscular legs make it very uncomfortable for them to assume a sit position.

#3 The Greyhound is an ancient dog breed.

Archaeological evidence discovered in a temple in Turkey depicts drawings of a Greyhound-type of dog hunting with his owner, dating back to 6,000 BC.

#4 Greyhounds run in what is called a double suspension gallop.

When running, their feet are completely off the ground at two points.

#5 The name comes from the Old English word “grei” which means dog, and “hundr” which means hunter.

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