Ancient Egyptian tomb drawings and Greek and Roman mosaic's illustrate a dog very similar in stature to the modern Greyhound. Sighthounds, because of their superior vision, have been used for centuries to help humans catch their quarry and also for their sporting prowess and this is most evident in the case of the Greyhound. The true origins of this breed are lost in the sands of time. However, it is thought to be the Romans who introduced a Greyhound type dog to Britain and the breed has retained its place as one of the most popular breeds of dog, favoured by royalty and nobility, prized because of its athleticism.
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