Common Grey-Hound, or Cams Grains, L. is a dog remarkable for his swittness, strength, and sagacity, in pursuing game.— There are several varieties, such as the Italian, the Oriental, and the Highland Greyhound : the last of w. ich is now become exceedingly scarce.
A good grey-hound ought to-have a long, and rather large body ; a neat pointed head, sparkling eyes, a long mouth, with sharp teeth, small ears, formed of a thin cartilage; a broad, and strong breast; his fore-legs straight and short; his hind-legs long and limber ; broad shoulders, round ribs, muscular buttocks, but not fat, and a long tail, strong and full of sinews.
The food of grey-hounds ought to consist of chippings, or raspings of bread, with soft bones and gristles ; these should always be soaked in beef or mutton broth, and, when nearly cold, some milk may be added. On this diet, they should be fed morning and evening, which will greatly contribute to preserve them in health and spirits. But if, nevertheless, the dog should become sick or weakly, we understand that a rich broth, prepared by boiling a sheep's head together with the wool, in a sufficient quantity of water, with the addition of some oatmeal, and given to the animal alternately with the flesh, will speedily promote his recovery,
The proper exercise for a greyhound is coursing three times a week; and, if he be consequently rewarded with blood, it will animate and encourage him to pursue game. After the chace, he should be led home, his legs washed with beer and butter, and in about an hour, he may be fed.