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12 Myths About Greyhounds

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1.  Myth: Greyhounds are from Egypt
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The greyhound is an ancient breed of dog that is often surrounded by myth and mystery. This has led to a number of misconceptions about this sleek, speedy, and sometimes elusive dog. Here are 12 myths and facts about greyhounds that may surprise even the most knowledgeable dog owner.

1. Myth: Greyhounds are from Egypt

Fact: The roots of the greyhound have actually been traced back to 4th or 5th century B.C. in Europe and Eurasia. Some of the earliest records of greyhound breeding occurred in the United Kingdom, not Egypt.

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