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a tall slender dog of an ancient breed noted for swiftness and keen sight

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During this time, the greyhound went up to Rosa, surveyed her and began to caress her.
Who can believe that animals closely resembling the Italian greyhound, the bloodhound, the bull-dog, or Blenheim spaniel, &c.--so unlike all wild Canidae--ever existed freely in a state of nature?
As he opened the door the cross-grained greyhound poked out her sharp muzzle from under the sofa, and barked and snapped at him.
"It is not our custom in Spain to reward pertness in a messenger," Don Pedro answered, patting the head of his greyhound. "Yet we have all heard the lengths to which your royal generosity runs."
"If I couldn't get ten pounds for him, just like that, with a thank-you- ma'am, I'm a sucker that don't know a terrier from a greyhound.-- Sure, ten pounds, in any pub on Sydney beach."
By Ian Fortune THE Irish Greyhound Board has confirmed an increase in financial support to private rehoming agencies for retired racing greyhounds in Ireland, as well as the extension of the IGB scheme for foster care of ex-racers, with both coming into effect immediately.
A total of 35 greyhounds and four other dogs were paraded round Barshaw Park last Sunday.
GREYHOUNDS from the Retired Greyhound Trust for Mersey and Cheshire have performed in an opera at the Liverpool Empire.
About 100 imported and country-bred greyhounds took part in the championship which remained a source of attraction for the locals who came here to entertain and get refuge from their routine life.
A BRITISH campaigner has launched a new mission to rescue abused greyhounds from a Chinese racing track.
Nelson-Duey and her husband, Len, have four greyhounds -- Kenley, 10; and Gilly, 7, both former race dogs from the United States; and Domino and Kitty, both 8 and both former race dogs from Ireland.
A number of greyhounds which won the English Greyhound Derby also won the Welsh equivalent at the Arms Park.
In the past two decades, public concern has also grown over treatment of the greyhounds, which can include surplus breeding and early death for only the most athletic dogs, confinement and harsh living conditions, according to the Humane Society of the United States.
Greyhound racing began in the UK in 1926, since then thousands of greyhounds have been and are still destroyed every year once they are retired from racing, average age three or four years old.