About Greyhounds

Few animals have inspired such loyalty, admiration or national controversy as the Racing Greyhound. It is astounding to consider the amount of publicity received by these fun-loving sporting dogs and the amount of public misinformation surrounding them.

Let's take this opportunity to address some of these misconceptions and see if we can shine a different light on the incredible dog that inspires one of the leading spectator sports in America ....

To begin with, Racing Greyhounds are very valuable. The average Greyhound is more expensive than practically any other pure breed of dog. While most purebred dogs of other breeds are sold as cute puppies because the general public doesn't want them much older than the tender age of Eight weeks or less, Racing Greyhounds are an entirely different story. The value of a Racing Greyhound goes up, not down, the closer it gets to maturity.

Racing Greyhounds are not the only purebred dogs with income potential. If managed intelligently, purebred animals of the highest quality earn their owners and handlers considerable incomes whether they be horses, dogs, birds or any purebred animal of carefully developed and sought after bloodlines. But few dogs have the potential to earn $250,000 or more as a Greyhound can do. This being said, it should be clear that Greyhounds are valuable to their owners and to those who care for them.

Most people, even those who believe they are experts in what Greyhounds are all about, have never seen a Greyhound puppy. They have never hoped with excitement for a prized litter, have never sat up all night drinking coffee to stay awake, and brought a Greyhound into this world with their own hands. They haven't comforted the mother, helped that puppy to nurse or fed it with a bottle because mother might need a little help. Because of this, they miss out on the sudden ways a Greyhound puppy rushes even before its eyes are open, the way its body feels compared to other breeds of dogs and the almost wild quality of its natural instincts. In other words, they have never completely known the love of the Greyhound and its nature.

Greyhound puppies are generally raised with their brothers and sisters as a family. They are not mentally or emotionally confused as to whether they are human or animal as many purebred dogs are and consequently they develop their natural instincts very well. The family bond remains unbroken throughout their puppyhood and often longer.

At most kennel facilities, they can romp and play, argue and fight, and run to their heart's content in large fields. As they grow up, they are taught how to nest in a crate, walk on a leash, have their nails trimmed, jump up on things, climb steps, walk on different surfaces, swim, chase after toys, go for hikes in the woods, go for walks in crowds of people, run out of a starting box as fast as they can -- in general, anything that will help them succeed at the track. Could you train a Greyhound for the track? Anyone who loves dogs could do a good job of getting Greyhound puppies ready for the track as long as they understand the work the dogs will be doing once they get there. The important thing is keeping it fun for them -- and for everybody else!

Some of the foremost sports veterinarians and experts on the cutting edge say that most racehorses and racing dogs have lost the race before they ever get to the track. This is a surprising thing to say, but has to do with "Going the extra mile." Anything that can be done to develop and protect the Greyhound athlete's mental, emotional and physical health can only pay off at the track and afterwards.

Because of this, many of those in the Greyhound industry use chiropractic care, acupuncture, magnetic therapy and massage as well as the latest, most up to date vitamins, supplements and fresh foods for their dogs. And why not? Their livlihood depends on healthy Greyhounds winning exciting races and giving the public first class entertainment in what is considered to be one of the largest spectator sports in America and around the world.

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Derry JournalThe Mayor of Derry & Strabane, Colr. Maolíosa McHugh joined local greyhound dog racing enthusiasts from across the North West for the first official race meeting since the opening of the new dog track in the Brandywell Showgrounds. The Mayor was ...
Holmes County Times AdvertiserHowever, before the measure appears on the ballot, the industry plans to challenge the proposed constitutional amendment in court, said Jack Cory, a lobbyist for the Florida Greyhound Association. Attorney General Pam Bondi, who has made dog-adoption ...
Bay News 9During a Monday night debate on the amendment, Attorney General Pam Bondi - a member of the CRC - assured her fellow commissioners that greyhounds forced to retire if racing in the state were to end would be adopted, not euthanized. She also cited ...
Orlando Weekly (blog)Related While controversy surrounds Florida greyhound racing, the sport is quietly fading away · While controversy surrounds Florida greyhound racing, the sport is quietly fading away. By Larry Griffin. News. “We all know these dogs end up with broken ...The Northwest Florida Daily News
The Sydney Morning HeraldVeteran greyhound trainer Andy Lord says winning the final Canberra Cup will be "highly emotional" and "extra special" after his girl Champion Model qualified on Sunday. Lord has been racing greyhounds in the capital since the track opened almost four ...
Herald SunQUICK as a flash but pleasant to match, greyhounds are making a name as affectionate pets, with hundreds available in the Greyhound Adoption Program. To raise awareness of the program, Greyhound Racing Victoria will host its first National Adoption Day ...
WTSP.comPeople are going to Derby Lane to gamble in the poker rooms and to do off-track betting.” If you look at the numbers, it makes sense. Greyhound racing only raises about $3 million per year for the state. Other forms of gambling at these places raises ...
CitizenUnder subsequent legislation, passed since the 1980s, all the original dog tracks must continue to offer live racing if they wish to operate other, often more popular, forms of gambling. “Doesn't make much sense, does it?” asked Christine Dorchak ...Care2.comSouthern Maryland Online
The Sydney Morning HeraldCapital Football boss Phil Brown says there's "a lot more to be gained" aligning with the ACT government on facility development as a potential relocation to Canberra's greyhound track threatens to become a political tug of war. The government and ...
Palm Beach PostIf the greyhound-racing proposal is approved, the measure would phase out racing by 2020. Bondi noted that of the 18 greyhound tracks in the nation, 12 are in Florida. The measure would allow people to continue to bet at pari-mutuel facilities on ...
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