The main use of the original dogs, both in the British Isles and continental Europe was in the deer. Later, specializes in competitive running hare. Some greyhounds are still used today to move, but the sport as a reminder and artificial bait exploitation breeds are much more common and popular.
However, many breeders claim running greyhound racing is still important. This is particularly the case in Ireland, home to many of the world's farmers. A strain that produced a champion in the field of race live hare is often crossed by the lines of the track to keep in advance (ie, the faster the first 100 meters) that the dogs are famous for their prominence in the line. Many of the best sprinters over 300 meters to 550 meters of delineation of blood through the Irish father in a few generations who have won events like the Derby or the Irish Cup Irish Coursing. Most purebred dogs born in Ireland. The site search greyhound data reveals that the sample flows in a few generations in the pedigree of the track of the Race of Champions.
In the early twentieth century, greyhounds were principally bred and trained for hunting and hunting. During the 1920s, modern greyhound racing was introduced in the United States and England (Belle Vue Stadium, Manchester, July 1926) and Northern Ireland (Celtic Park (Belfast), April 1927) and "Republic of Ireland (Shelbourne Park, Dublin).  The greyhound holds the record for fastest recorded dog.
In addition to careers, greyhounds enjoy plenty of success on the dance fans. Organizations such as the Racing Association of Great Gazehound (CARL) and the National Association of oval track racing (Notra) provide opportunities for greyhounds and other breeds of greyhounds to compete in amateur competitions in the United States
Historically, the Greyhound, from his first appearance as a kind of hunting and racing, had a degree of fame and the definition of Western literature and art, heraldry, as the most elegant and noble companion and a hunter in the world canine. In modern times, the field of professional careers, with large numbers created the greyhound track, and international adoption programs for the emergence and re-homing dogs in industry, have redefined the race in its investigation of the welfare of other employees, as a hunting dog that will provide pleasant company in his retirement. Outside of the competition and practice of the community, Kennel Club registered the breed in the next still enjoys modest as a show dog and company. There is an emerging pattern seen in recent years (2009-2010), a significant decrease in the range of betting and road closures in the U.S., which will have implications for the origin of dogs from company current and future relocation of the ex-runner.