Sight Hounds

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Sight hounds, such as the Greyhound, are built for speed and hunt by sight. Historically they used to kill their prey. Sight hounds are among the earliest known dog breeds known to man and the type from which many of our modern breeds descend.

Greyhound Profile


The Greyhound, one of the oldest pure breeds, was mentioned in the Bible (Prov 30:31) almost a Century before Christ[2]. So his breed type has remained recognizable for three millennia. Since early Egyptian times, in Northern Africa he played an important role in running hare and gazelle down for food, and coursing for the thrill of the chase. Also referred ... »» Read more...

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Deerhound and Irish Wolfhound

So many stories of fact and fable surround the history of these two related Gazehounds or Sight Hounds, the accuracy of their exact background has become lost in the mists of time. For these breeds are as old as the first civilizations of Scotland and Ireland respectively. It is fair to say the British Isles would not have become established ... »» Read more...

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The Whippet is a modern, versatile, muscular and athletic breed. But they are also sweet natured, playful and responsive with people. They love to live indoors, their handy size and short coat making them an ideal pet for modern society. However, it is important to remember that being a Sight Hound, they must be well exercised and will take every ... »» Read more...


Kangaroo Dog

The Kangaroo Dog was vital to the survival of our earliest settlers. Today it is but a distant memory. This article traces its history which, although it my sound distressing, is an integral part of early Australia. The Kangaroo Dog certainly had all the essentials of becoming an iconic Australia pure breed. But its demise is a sad story of ... »» Read more...

Other breeds of Sight Hounds

Engravings made over three thousand years before the birth of Christ depict recognizable sight hounds of the type we see in today's modern Saluki. Today, the various breeds of sight hounds are among the most stunningly beautiful and elegant of all our dog breeds. »» Read more...