A History of Greyhounds
Greyhounds have a majestic background — they were the chosen hunting dogs of European monarchs from the middle ages. Highly regarded for their speed and hunting prowess, greyhounds are so lightning fast, only the cheetah can outrun them in a sprint. They can go from zero to 45 mph in a matter of seconds. Greyhounds have been revered since the 6th century BC for their gentle and quiet nature. They rarely bark and because they sleep most of the day it’s little wonder these hounds are affectionately called 45 mile-per-hour couch potatoes!
You will rarely see a truly “grey” greyhound. Greyhounds come in many colors including (mostly) brindle, black, fawn, red, white, and multi–colored — and, sometimes grey, which is known as blue.