What is the only dog breed specifically mentioned in the bible?
In an earlier blog article of mine I listed 384 dog breeds, many of which have become extinct. Through detailed discussions about dog breeds, I became interested in knowing about the good and bad sides of dogs and the past history of dogs living with humans.
In this blog I begin to discuss in detail about the only dog breed mentioned in the holy religious book Bible.
Dog breed mentioned in the Bible
A dog breed mentioned in the Bible is the “greyhound” in Proverbs 30:29-31: There be three things which go well, yea, four are comely in going. A lion which is strongest among beasts, and turneth not away for any. A greyhound; an he goat also; and a king, against whom there is no rising up.”
Greyhound dog breed
The Greyhound dog is a sighthound which has been bred for coursing, racing and hunting. Since the rise in large-scale adoption of retired racing Greyhounds, the breed has seen a resurgence in popularity as a family pet dog.
The gentle Greyhound is intelligent with a quiet disposition, and in spite of its great athletic ability, is content to spend most of the day sleeping. Greyhounds are one of the best natured breeds.
Temperament: Intelligent, affectionate, athletic, quiet and gentle.
Height: Male: 71–76 cm, Female: 68–71 cm.
Weight: 27 – 40 kg.
Lifespan: 10 – 14 years.