9 months ago 9 months ago Awww 14 Cool Facts About Greyhounds by Judy Powell 9 months ago9 months ago Facebook Twitter 4 Despite their speed, greyhounds are surprisingly not full of boundless energy. The opposite is usually true. When not racing, greyhounds are almost catlike in their quiet relaxation. They're quite content to spend a lot of time lying around, earning themselves their dubious nickname. Credit Judy Powell 9 months ago 5 Greyhounds almost died out during the Middle Ages, but clergymen preserved the breed. Credit Judy Powell 9 months ago 6 Subsequently, only nobles owned the breed, which England's King Canute codified in 1014, ruling that only nobles were allowed to have greyhounds. The dogs were considered more valuable than serfs, and anyone responsible for killing a greyhound faced execution. Credit Judy Powell 9 months ago Post PaginationPage 2 / 5 Like it? Share with your friends! Facebook Twitter 0 Comments Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.