Greyhounds are dolichocephalic (narrow and elongated heads), instead of being like other breeds, which are brachycephalic (short and wide head) is a major asset for greyhounds who are destined to run fast.
The characteristic of their head gives them a stereoscopic vision (high-resolution vision) that other races do not have.
This extraordinary degree of vision is found in wolves because when you have to chase a prey at full speed, it is important to see where you put the legs.
Here are the different breeds of Greyhounds:
English Hound is considered the fastest dog in the world for a short distance. It descends from the Spanish greyhound and after crossing, it has evolved to become a magnificent and athletic animal. It can reach up to 63 Km / h.
At first, English greyhounds (like all other breeds of greyhounds) were used for hunting by royalty. Over time these animals have joined the detestable world of greyhound racing, which generates huge amounts of money.
Fortunately, it is more common to see sensitive people who adopt greyhounds as simple pets. Greyhounds are faithful companions, affectionate, gentle and obedient. They are definitely beautiful animals.
Spanish Greyhound comes from a pure race of the Iberian Peninsula. It is an ancient race, which experts say comes from the hunting dogs of the ancient kings of Pharaonic Egypt.
He is exceptionally athletic, can run up to 60 km / h. It is probably the most present dog in all Spain, as it is used in various hunting and sports parties.
Unfortunately, the rural Spanish people are abusing these poor dogs in an intolerable way.
Fortunately, there are associations that protect the rights of animals, and it is increasingly common to find that there are families who adopt dogs that have been exploited.
Saluki is a dog with a great story. This race was the one that Egyptian pharaohs used to hunt. From 2000BC, there are inscriptions in the pharaonic tombs that speak of this ancient breed of dog.
Experts say that the Saluki descends Arab desert wolves. Today the Bedouins use the Saluki dog to hunt gazelles and the animals they like to eat.
Afghan Hound can run faster between rocks, crevices, and obstacles in the Afghan mountains. Apart from its extraordinary view which allows him to have a clear vision of the surroundings, the Afghan hound has a physical characteristic that distinguishes it from other dogs, its kneecaps.
The knee structure of the Afghan hound allows its strong legs to rotate asymmetrically and individually. So during the race, the Afghan Hound places each of his four legs in the best possible position on the ground.
For this reason, this powerful dog can definitely chase elusive mountain goats in the mighty Afghan mountains. It is a formidable hunting dog, which is very appreciated in the climate and terrain of Afghanistan.
In other parts of the world, the Afghan hound is considered a collector’s dog when in fact, his extraordinary beauty and distinguished manners hide the relentless hunter he really is.