Impressive animaliers bronze figure of a standing greyhound, the surface with a wonderful mid-brown and deep red patina enhanced with finely chased surface detail, helping to portray the lithe musculature of this energetic breed. Raised on a naturalistic stepped base and signed A Dubucand
Greyhound – Centuries of breeding have resulted in the most remarkable breed of dog known to man. The Greyhound’s streamlined body is that of the ultimate canine athlete, which has not significantly deviated since ancient times. Greyhound or Greyhound-like canines have appeared throughout the centuries in artistry, pottery, literature, and within the tombs of the ancient pyramids. The exact historical origin of the species is unknown. Its origin has been thought to be Africa, Greece, Middle East, or Turkey. We do know that the Greyhound’s historical lineage is greatly rooted in ancient history dating back thousands of years, making the Greyhound the oldest purebred canine. Some say the Greyhounds date back over 4,000 years ago.
Throughout time Greyhounds have been bred for one thing ~ speed. Greyhounds are a member of the sight-hound family and primarily hunt by eyesight, as opposed to other canines, which use scent. Greyhounds have the ability to see distances up to ½ mile away. Another characteristic of the sight-hound is the instinct to chase. Greyhounds are noted for reaching speeds up to 45 mph in three strides. Collectively, throughout history these attributes made the breed an excellent and well-adapted hunter.
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