Greyhound breed profile

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Training and intelligence
They are fairly easily trained in that they are willing and want to please. However, this breed is a sighthound, and is very visually motivated, so a Greyhound gets distracted by movement. A reliable recall is hard to establish, and smaller dogs and other small animals will probably be persued.

Temperament
Greyhounds, despite their athletic appearance, are calm gentle dogs. They enjoy socialising with people and dogs, but tend to present thelselves for you to appreciate them, rather than indulging in the dashing around of other breeds.

Attitude towards strange dogs and people
With strangers the Greyhound is aloof. This usually manifests in an attitude of, "You may approach and adore me, but I'm not that interested in you!" They generally are too laid back to make good watch dogs.

Grooming and shedding
The short, thin coat is very easily cared for with a once a week grooming. Greyhounds don't shed very much at all.

Exercise
Contrary to appearances Greyhounds do not need vast amounts of exercise. They can run fast, but in short bursts, and they are then happy to relax at home. A couple of shorter walks a day will allow them to vent their energy in bursts as suits them.

Need for company
They do not enjoy being left alone too long - ideally Greyhounds like company to lounge around with.

General
Greyhound owners will need to have good boundary fencing, because this long legged breed can jump. They can run very fast, but are sprinters not marathion runners, and appreciate the opportuntiy to catch up on their sleep. This is a very tolerant, calm breed.

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Books

Greyhounds (Complete Pet Owner's Manual)

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Known from antiquity both as racers and hunters, these dogs are becoming popular and beloved as pets. Here is advice on training, grooming, feeding, health care, and bringing retired racing dogs into the household. Barron's comprehensive Pet Owner's Manuals are heavily illustrated and filled with useful ....


Retired Racing Greyhounds for Dummies

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“The next best thing to having an experienced Greyhound owner living with you.” —Joan Belle Isle, President, Greyhound Project “Anyone who reads this book and follows its guidance will have a happier, healthier dog and be a happier, more relaxed dog owner. ....


Greyhounds

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Few dogs are as emotionally engaging or physically elegant as the greyhound. None are as swift. Its unmatched fleetness is key to the breed’s longtime survival. Bred to hunt, the greyhound has a lineage extending back 8,000 years. Throughout their history, greyhounds have been the companions ....


Greyhound: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet

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This is our seventh set of Happy, Healthy Pet titles. Like the others, they are books pet owners can turn to for the essential information they need to raise a healthy, happy pet. All books contain information on: feeding grooming housing health care what to expect from the pet basic training As our ....



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Dale following Chloe

Dale following Chloe - they met at Battersea and are looking for a home together.

Dale following Chloe - they met at Battersea and are looking for a home together.

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Dale and Chloe on a walk

Dale and Chloe enjoy a walk. They met at Battersea and are looking for a home together.

Dale and Chloe enjoy a walk. They met at Battersea and are looking for a home together.

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Dale and Chloe get festive

Dale and Chloe get festive as they wait for their new home together. They met at Battersea.

Dale and Chloe get festive as they wait for their new home together. They met at Battersea.

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Chloe and Dale

Chloe and Dale in their kennel. They met at Battersea and are looking for a new home together.

Chloe and Dale in their kennel. They met at Battersea and are looking for a new home together.

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My Old Boy

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I've had my greyhound for 6 years now. He'll be 11 in September and is still as lively and affectionate as he was when I first took him home.  He settled into life with me very quickly and we bonded almost immediately.

I've had my greyhound for 6 years now. He'll be 11 in September and is still as lively and affectionate as he was when I first took him home. He settled into life with me very quickly and we bonded almost immediately.

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Susan McKeon

Susan McKeon with her beloved Greyhounds.
Photo by Tim Rose, courtesy of Dogs Today magazine.

Susan McKeon with her beloved Greyhounds.
Photo by Tim Rose, courtesy of Dogs Today magazine.

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BUCK TOOTH BOUNDER, GOOFY, SEARCHES FOR NEW HOME

If you think that Goofy could be the dog for you or you are interested in any of the other canine residents of Dogs Trust Roden then please contact the Rehoming Centre on 01952 770225 or visit www.dogstrust.org.uk/rehoming.

If you think that Goofy could be the dog for you or you are interested in any of the other canine residents of Dogs Trust Roden then please contact the Rehoming Centre on 01952 770225 or visit www.dogstrust.org.uk/rehoming.

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Greyhound table

This beautiful table is in the Museum of Steel in Ironbridge, Shropshire, UK.

This beautiful table is in the Museum of Steel in Ironbridge, Shropshire, UK.

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Noddy - missing Greyhound

LOST GREYHOUND
“NODDY”
BLACK MALE- MAY BE INJURED
LOST 12/26 ON I-10 Marker 19 from Auto Accident
–	No Collar – has ear tattoos – age 9
ANY ASSISTANCE IN THE SEARCH IS GREATLY NEEDED AND APPRECIATED
•May seek shelter around buildings
or in open sheds, barns, or garages.
PLEASE CHECK YOURS!
• A lost greyhound may avoid people or
become frightened when approached.
PLEASE DO NOT CHASE!
IF SEEN PLEASE CALL:
480 227 0951

LOST GREYHOUND
“NODDY”
BLACK MALE- MAY BE INJURED
LOST 12/26 ON I-10 Marker 19 from Auto Accident
– No Collar – has ear tattoos – age 9
ANY ASSISTANCE IN THE SEARCH IS GREATLY NEEDED AND APPRECIATED
•May seek shelter around buildings
or in open sheds, barns, or garages.
PLEASE CHECK YOURS!

• A lost greyhound may avoid people or
become frightened when approached.
PLEASE DO NOT CHASE!

IF SEEN PLEASE CALL:
480 227 0951

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my greyhound

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