He's one of the most ancient breeds and can be traced back to every country in the world
Egyptian tombs with pictures depicting him date back to 2900 B.C.
He was used as a hunting dog
Personality and Behavior
He's sweet, gentle, calm and quite
He's the fastest dog alive; no other dog can match his speed
He's agile and athletic but he isn't highly energetic and likes nothing more than to curl up on the lounge and sleep; he's a couch potato
He's affectionate with his loved ones
He's fairly independent and happy to do his own thing
He's fairly easy to train. He learns commands at an average rate.
He sheds quite a bit of hair. You'll find some hair stuck to your clothes, couch and carpets.
Grooming / Maintenance
His short coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds you may find yourself brushing it once a week, or more, to minimize the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).