Dog racing in the world has over 80 years of development. Now it has become an entertaining sport with World Greyhound racing federation that manages, develops, runs the racing system as well as the breeding of racing dogs.
Greyhound is a world famous dog breed. Originating from the hunting rabbits, Greyhound was popular everywhere and gradually became true riders on the track thanks to its blazing speed.
Greyhound in the UK was once bred with mastiffs and large dogs to produce a species that is both fast and strong. But Greyhound racing to international standards is to be purebred. Therefore, every dog wishing to enter the League’s competition system must have a background record to ensure the exact origin. Currently dog racing continues in many countries around the world.
The greyhound was used in many different breeds, but Greyhound was usually a hunting dog of British and Irish origin, which was later introduced to Australia. The greyhound is a true greyhound that is a great athlete. This breed has a hunting instinct and has traits that help it run as fast as its muzzle, and its legs are longer and deer-like. They are tall, big and have a hunting habit in groups. The fastest dog can reach speeds of about 60 km/h.
Greyhound dog possesses a tall body, long legs, and firm. For a racing dog can ideal shape, reaching speeds when racing up to over 60 km/h. Compared to the time when it was discovered 7,000 years ago, Greyhound today retains its characteristics and appearance. These are dogs that have been properly trained and trained, now participate in weekly racing.
The race dog goes from 280m – 680m, depending on the rim, with a dizzying speed of 17m / s (average of 61 km / h). They achieve the same speed thanks to its physical structure. Muscles account for 57% of the total weight of the greyhound instead of 40% for other breeds.