The Fastest Dog
Greyhound is the fastest dog breed in the world over short distances. According to Guinness World Records, the highest speed at which any greyhound has been timed is 41.8 mph (67.3km/h) in Wyong, Australia 1994
Most dog breeds enjoy running. However, Greyhounds are one of the fastest animals on land. Originally come from the deserts of the Middle East, and are one of the oldest breeds around. Greyhounds had arrived in Europe by around the 6th Century. Today, it is mainly used for hunting and racing. Greyhounds have very short hair, which is easy to maintain. The fastest dog species also have a very deep chest for enlarged heart and lung capacity, long, powerful legs and a long tail. The Greyhound is not an aggressive dog, they are sociable with people and with other dogs. This very ancient breed is moderately easy to train, they rarely bark and are good with children, are gentle and affectionate, and very intelligent. They make excellent house pets. Temperament is also affected by a number of factors, including heredity, training and socialization. The life span of these dogs is over ten years.
They also participate in many other dog sports, including lure coursing, conformation, obedience and agility. Greyhounds made a name for themselves as racing dogs and are still used in racing today. There are two forms of greyhound racing, track racing and coursing. Animal protection organizations are opposed to commercial greyhound racing, due to industry standard practices they say are cruel and inhumane.
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