Sight Hounds

Irish WolfhoundIrish Wolfhound

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

Greyhound

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 millenia. 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...

DeerHound Head

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...

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...


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