January 16, 2011

Photo Of The Week 1-17-2011

Kristin Guffey was kind enough to share this beautiful photo on Lexi's Facebook Page of her
11 year old Greyhound Roxie napping with her 9 year old Whippet Xander. This is such a beautiful shot of them sleeping in the afternoon sun. Kristin has a beautiful dog blog in which she writes about how much she loves her dogs. You can check out Kristin's dog blog Dogs Rock here 

All of Kristin's dogs are so elegant and graceful. I really enjoyed looking through your photos, videos and posts on your dog blog. Thanks so much for sharing.

Did you know the Greyhound is a breed of sighthound that has been primarily bred for coursing game and racing? There has been a recent resurgence of popularity as a pedigree show dog and family pet. It is a gentle and intelligent breed. A combination of long, powerful legs, deep chest, flexible spine and slim build allow it to reach average race speeds of, or in excess of, 18 metres per second (59 feet per second) or 63 kilometres per hour (39 mph).[1][2][3]

Did you know the Whippet like the Greyhound, is a breed of dog in the sighthound family? They are active and playful and are physically similar to a small Greyhound. Their popularity has led to the reuse of the Whippet name on a large number of things, from cars to cookies.

*** If you are interested in owning a Greyhound, we have a Greyhound Rescue right here in Roanoke. Check out Star City Greyhound Rescue's homepage here


  1. I'm very interested in possible getting a greyhound this summer as a companion for Oskar.

    My husband wants another miniature schnauzer though, so we'll see.

    Oskar's mom person, Pam

  2. Thanks again Christina! I hope you had a nice day!

  3. What a lovely photo, and lovely dogs!