Greyhound

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Greyhound

a tall dog with very lean body, a distinctive deep chest and small abdomen, slender legs, small head and ears, long, arched neck and long, slender tail. The coat is very short and of any solid or spotted color. The breed has been used for racing for over 5000 years.

Arabian Greyhound
see sloughi.
Greyhound cramp
see Greyhound cramp.
Greyhound exertional rhabdomyolysis
see exertional rhabdomyolysis.
Persian Greyhound
see saluki.
Greyhound polyarthritis
an erosive arthritis, particularly affecting joints of the distal limbs, occurs in young Greyhounds. The cause is unknown.
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These 37 groups are responsible for the majority of greyhound adoptions nationwide.
The NGRC requires that its greyhounds race 'drug free' (with very limited exceptions) and tests extensively as an effective deterrent to altering performance with illicit substances.
His group claims that the UK greyhound racing industry is responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of greyhounds every year.
CONTACT: Peggy Mackinnon, +1-303-320-6082, for the American Greyhound Track Operators Association
Having noticed that the Greyhounds' Voice, like most pressure groups, mainly pushes the greyhound owner and prize-money is-sues, I decided to let Lord Donoughue know just how much a stranglehold the bookmakers have on the greyhound industry, much to its detriment.
The Irish Greyhound Board encourage owners to keep or rehome retired racing Greyhounds as pets and are now undertaking a number of initiatives to promote retired greyhounds as pets including recent work with the Irish Kennel Club.
Every child will get a special Retired Greyhound Trust goody bag, they can learn all about greyhounds and meet our life-size greyhound Homer.
Do not bet on greyhounds or attend greyhound racing.
One tactic that I employ is to talk about my greyhounds whenever I sense an opportunity.
Over the past few years, greyhounds have been found shot, bludgeoned and starved.
The RSPCA believes "at least 20 greyhounds a day simply 'disappear', presumed killed".
A recent RSPCA report stated that "at least 20 greyhounds a day - either puppies which do not make the track, or 'retired' dogs aged three or four - simply disappear, presumed killed".