Grouping of dogs bred to hunt by sight as opposed to the scenthounds such as beagles, bassets, and bloodhounds. The most common of these dogs are greyhounds fleethounds and wolfhounds. They have exceptionally good vision, good endurance, and the ability for sprinting very fast over short distances. The basic build of the group is very long slender almost deerlike legs, a very thin, long chest (much like the keelbone of a bird, really), high tucked-up stomach, long thin tail and a very narrow face with a long nose--a very efficient, aerodnamic build for speed.

These dogs can be high-strung just because of the sheer amount of physical energy they have, so they are not dogs to keep in a small apartment, but they are very loyal and sweet, quite intelligent, and if you have space make wonderful pets.

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