The Greyhound is an ancient breed that was depicted in carvings found in Egyptian tombs as early as 2900 B.C. They were also mentioned in Roman poetry in the early first century, and even made a cameo in the Bible. Admired for their hunting prowess, Greyhounds were very popular with royalty and eventually made their way to Britain. This breed became the face of “coursing,” the sport of chasing game. Today, Greyhounds are commonly bred for racing. But due to controversial practices around how retired racing dogs are treated, many nonprofits (like GreySave and Fast Friends) have sprung up to educate people about the amazing personalities of these dogs and help place rescued Greyhounds into loving homes.