Our Adventures With Retired Racing Greyhounds, Truly, Maggie and Walker

Monday, April 19, 2010

Roman Noses

The Greyhound is a beautiful creature.  As a breed, they're perfect examples of the premise that "form follows function."  There are different sizes and coat colors and about a million different permutations of ear and tail configurations.  Don't forget about those endearing personalities - each one unique and endearing.

Physically, though, not much about the physique of the Greyhound has changed in the last centuries.  Every inch of the Greyhound is specifically designed for speed.  Narrow skull, long neck, strong back, lean legs - all supported by extraordinary musculature.

So when you find a variation in the Greyhound, hound-lovers gather around to see.  One such variation is the Roman Nose.  According to one source a Roman Nose is one "a nose with a prominent slightly aquiline bridge."  Another source says, "a nose whose bridge is comparatively high, forming a slightly convex line from forehead to the tip of the nose."

Uma Thurman has a Roman Nose.

This guy has one.

This horse has one.

And these greyhound girls have Roman Noses, too.  That's Lady Athena in the red hat and Paris with the pink "bling" collar.  I was so excited to get these photos! 

Viva la Roman Nose!


  1. Super duper awesome for showing off my girl!! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. That's my diva girl Paris. Thanks for showing her off too!

    Dea Palmer.

  3. So glad you stopped by and thank you both for sharing your beautiful girls!