Greyhounds are one of the oldest dog breeds, originally bred for coursing game and then in more recent decades, for greyhound racing.
After retirement from greyhound racing many dogs are adopted and taken into family homes as pets. This gentle and placid create is often found comfortably situated on a bed or a sofa, a million miles from the ferocious hunter that they were bred to be.
It is a gentle and intelligent breed whose combination of long, powerful legs, deep chest, flexible spine and slim build allows it to reach average race speeds in excess of 40 mph.
Greyhounds are quiet, gentle, and loyal to owners. They are very loving creatures, and they enjoy the company of their humans and other dogs. Whether a Greyhound enjoys the company of other small animals or cats depends on the individual dog’s personality. Greyhounds will typically chase small animals; those lacking a high ‘prey drive’ will be able to coexist happily with toy dog breeds and/or cats.
Greyhounds live most happily in quiet environments. A close relative of the greyhound is the Whippet.
Do you have a beautiful greyhound?
Hound Dog Photography host a number of photoshoot location days each month across the South East, bring your Whippet or Greyhound along for a dog photography session. Jamie Morgan also undertakes private commissions at locations across the UK and Internationally on request.