Because greyhounds were bred to hunt by sight, they can see for a distance of over one kilometre (about half a mile).

Greyhounds make notoriously poor watchdogs, because of their friendly nature and sweet disposition.

The average age of greyhounds when their racing career is finished is two and a half years.

Greyhounds are the only breed of dog mentioned in the Bible.

Greyhounds were depicted on the Egyptian tomb of Rekh-me-Re in 1450 BC.

In 1014 in England, the Forest Laws decreed that only noblemen could own and hunt with greyhounds.

Many people who are allergic to dogs do not react to greyhounds, because of their sleek coat and skin type.

Contrary to what you may have read elsewhere, adult greyhounds have forty-two teeth. There are twenty in the upper jaw, and twenty-two in the lower jaw.

Greyhound racing as we know it today, began with the invention of the mechanical lure in 1912.