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Introducing...Freddie and Dot

By 213hardy      
New Members of the Hardy house, collected today from the Retired Greyhounds Trust at Darlington. Has been long time since we had skinny dogs, but are delighted to home these 2 beautiful animals.

The Greyhound is a breed of sighthound that has been primarily bred for coursing game and racing, which has also recently seen a resurgence in its popularity as a pedigree show dog and family pet.

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 18 metres per second (59 feet per second, or 63 kilometres per hour (39 mph)). At maximum acceleration, a greyhound reaches a full speed of 70 kilometres per hour (43 mph) within 30 metres or six strides from the boxes, traveling at almost 20 metres per second for the first 250 metres of a race. The only other animal that can accelerate faster over a short distance is the cheetah, which can reach speeds of 109 kilometres per hour (68 mph) over 3-4 strides from a standing start.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greyhound

http://www.retiredgreyhounds.co.uk/

A very misunderstood breed, but make wonderful petsGrinGrinGrin

All C&Cs welcome

Thanks for looking

Den

Tags: General Close-up and macro Greyhounds Pets and captive animals

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bobsblues 9 10 2 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2012 6:25PM
They will certainly keep you fit Den with the excersize they will need .Good captures.Smile
Rob

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Mike_Smith Plus
12 590 1 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2012 8:00PM
Two good looking dogs there Den I love this breed always have my son has been into coursing for years. But recent years gave it up until recently hes just bought a Greyhound x Saluki lurcher pup. And my wife and i have the job of looking after it while hes at work. God it can eat for England it really can lol
anyhow great picture great dogs enjoy them
Ade_Osman 16 4.5k 36 England
28 Oct 2012 3:57AM
Good for you mucker.......been thinking about adopting a greyhound ourselves since losing our mutts back in May, but don't think we will bother. Dogs can be such a tie as much as I love them, besides I've all the wildlife in the garden keeping me busy these days. Grin

Enjoy the new dogs......

Ade
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 2:18PM
Greyhounds/lurchers make great pet dogs due to their gentle loving nature. Sharp eyes, lovely faces. Good shot! IB
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2094 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 5:19PM
Hello, Freddie and Dot, how lucky you two are to have found a loving home.
I have always found greyhounds to be gentle and friendly, and these two look charming, hope you will have many years of happy times with them.
AnnChown Plus
9 207 1 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2012 9:51PM
They both look so bright and alert. I hope you have lots of years of fun with them both.
Ann

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