Episode 72: Peritas the Greyt

A royal greyhound and heroine.

Join us as we travel back in time to meet King Alexander’s greyhound, Peritas. She earned her place in history when she saved the life of the King, also known as Alexander the Great.

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Episode 67: Holy Greyhound! St. Guinefort, the Greyhound Saint

Celebrate St. Guinefort the greyhound saint on August 22.

August 22 is the Feast Day of Saint Guinefort, the only greyhound, and dog, for that matter, to have been bestowed with the holy title. In this episode, discover who Saint Guinefort was and what led to his sainthood.

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Episode 57: When Greyhounds Raced Cheetahs (Seriously)

… and we have the photos to prove it.

Cheetahs are the fastest land mammal in the world at 75 MPH. Greyhounds come in a distant second as the second fastest land mammal at 45 MPH. But … what if they were to race each other on a track?

Impossible, you say? Then travel back in time with us to 1937 for the great cheetah and greyhound races at Rumford Greyhound Stadium in England. That’s when, and where, it happened. You may be surprised.

Be sure to  see photos of the cheetah and greyhound races here.

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Episode 48: Heart of Man–An Irish Greyhound Named Master McGrath

Meet the legendary Irish greyhound.

Travel back in time to the 1800s as we visit Ireland and England. You’ll meet a little greyhound whose coursing trainer once thought him to be of no use and will discover why he became a revered native son, even to this day. This St. Patrick’s Day season, meet Master McGrath, one of the most legendary greyhounds of all.

Apologies to our friends in Ireland for the brogue attempt.

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Episode 45: The Laelaps Paradox

A mythological greyhound that always caught his prey.

Greyhounds are an ancient dog breed dating back thousands of years. We know they’re in modern literature. They can also be found in the mythology of antiquity.  Sit back and relax as the Greek myth of Laelaps, a greyhound who always caught what he preyed on, unfolds. You’ll also run into a controversy, of sorts, about the stars.

Note that, if this episode were a movie, it would be rated PG-13.

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