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> “The Greyhound is a breed of sighthound that has been primarily bred for coursing game and racing, and the breed has also recently seen a resurgence in its popularity as a pedigree show dog and family pet. It is a gentle and intelligent breed” (“Greyhound”).
> “A 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)” (“Greyhound”).
> “Males are usually 71 to 76 centimetres (28 to 30 in) tall at the withers and weigh around 27 to 40 kilograms (60 to 88 lb). Females tend to be smaller with shoulder heights ranging from 68 to 71 centimetres (27 to 28 in) and weights from less than 27 to 34 kilograms (60 to 75 lb)” (“Greyhound”).
> “Aside from professional racing, many Greyhounds enjoy success on the amateur race track. Organizations like the Large Gazehound Racing Association (LGRA) and the National Oval Track Racing Association (NOTRA) provide opportunities for Greyhounds and other sighthound breeds to compete in amateur racing events all over the United States” (“Greyhound”).
> “Greyhounds are typically a healthy and long-lived breed, and hereditary illness is rare. Some Greyhounds have been known to develop esophageal achalasia, bloat (gastric torsion), and osteosarcoma” (“Greyhound”).
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Gunnar von Boehn. “Shepparton (VIC) Track Records”. Greyhound-data.com. Retrieved 2011-05-31.
Gunnar von Boehn. “Singleton (NSW) Track Records”. Greyhound-data.com. Retrieved 2011-05-31.
Gunnar von Boehn. “Capalaba (QLD) Track Records”. Greyhound-data.com. Retrieved 2011-05-31.
“Large Gazehound Racing Association”. Lgra.org. Retrieved 2011-05-31.
“National Oval Track Racing Association”. Notra.org. Retrieved 2011-05-31.