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Greyhound (Tan/White)

Greyhound (Tan/White)
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These Canine sculptures attempt to depict the selected breed as they are so often viewed by their human master. Each Figurine is meticulously crafted in Stone Resin and hand painted by our talented artists for unparalleled realism. This dog comes with a neck chain and a tag that reads “My Dog”.


Origin

This very ancient breed is the fastest dog in the world and can reach speeds of over 40 miles per hour (65 km/h). Carvings of the Greyhound were found in tombs in Egypt dating back to 2900 B.C. They are thought to have originally descended from the Arabian Sloughi and brought to England by traders before 900 AD. The breed was first brought to America by the Spanish explorers in the 1500s. They were one of the first dogs ever to be shown in a dog show. The greyhounds natural quarry is the rabbit and hare, however it has also been used to hunt stag, deer, fox and wild boar. The dogs speed along with its keen eyesight helped it excel at its work. The dogs were able to chase and catch the pray without stopping to rest. Today there are two types of Greyhounds being bred. Show lines which conform to the written standard and racing lines bred for speed. After retiring from a racing career, these dogs were often destroyed. With the dedicated efforts of Greyhound Rescue this practice has greatly reduced and the most mellow tempered Greyhounds are found homes. The Greyhound was recognized by the AKC in 1885. The Greyhounds talents include hunting, sighting, watchdog, racing, agility, and lure coursing.

Specifications
Size- 63/4”L x 43/4”W x 4”H
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