The Reign of the Greyhound
The regal history of a revered, elegant breed
They were one of the first wild animals to come under the protection of humans. They have sat at the feet of the Pharaohs. Their likenesses have graced coins, stamps, seals, and coats of arms. And they have won the hearts of dog lovers worldwide with their sweet nature, intelligence, and grace.
Beautifully illustrated with more than 100 black-and-white reproductions and photos, The Reign of the Greyhound is a rich, historical testimony to the breed, celebrating its extraordinary place in canine history and human civilization. Passionately written by Greyhound expert Cynthia Branigan, this updated edition features new information on the history and current state of ex-racer adoptions, which save the lives of thousands of Greyhounds each year. From ancient Egypt to modern times, from the temple to the show ring to the track, you'll see how this noble breed has evolved from a royal pet to a racing dog to a loving companion-and you'll no doubt deepen your understanding and appreciation of this fine animal, whose regal history has been too long ignored.
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This is a book for any Retired Racer EnthusiestUser Review - Jenny B - Borders
Here is a greyt book for all of those greyhound lovers! Cynthia Branigan writes an in depth history on this incredible breed. This book was easy to read and hard to put down! Any greyhound adoptee and/or history buff will LOVE this book! Read full review