The Reign of the Greyhound

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Wiley, Feb 1, 2004 - Pets - 256 pages
The regal history of a revered, elegant breed

They were one of the first wild animals to come under the protection of humans. They have sat at the feet of the Pharaohs. Their likenesses have graced coins, stamps, seals, and coats of arms. And they have won the hearts of dog lovers worldwide with their sweet nature, intelligence, and grace.

Beautifully illustrated with more than 100 black-and-white reproductions and photos, The Reign of the Greyhound is a rich, historical testimony to the breed, celebrating its extraordinary place in canine history and human civilization. Passionately written by Greyhound expert Cynthia Branigan, this updated edition features new information on the history and current state of ex-racer adoptions, which save the lives of thousands of Greyhounds each year. From ancient Egypt to modern times, from the temple to the show ring to the track, you'll see how this noble breed has evolved from a royal pet to a racing dog to a loving companion-and you'll no doubt deepen your understanding and appreciation of this fine animal, whose regal history has been too long ignored.

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About the author (2004)

CYNTHIA A. BRANIGAN is a freelance writer and President of Make Peace with Animals, an all-volunteer animal protection group whose special mission is Greyhound adoption. Among the group’s special missions are Greyhound rescue and placement. Branigan gives lectures, seminars, and radio and television interviews on the humane treatment of all animals and is recognized as the country’s leading expert on the adoption of ex-racing Greyhounds. Branigan is also the author of Adopting the Racing Greyhound, Third Edition from Wiley.

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