Peter Henry Emerson
The Poacher - A Hare in View
Plate II from the book 'Pictures of East Anglian Life'
Museum no. PH.2114-1896
The greyhound is the fastest dog in the world. It has long muscular legs, a long body with a thin waist and it has a long, fine head. It was once used to hunt deer and wild boar, but today it is mainly used in racing. Greyhounds retire after only a few years of racing, after this they often become domestic pets. They make good pets as they have a gentle nature and they are loyal and well behaved.