A Complete Guide To Greyhounds As Pets

So your looking through newspapers and the internet looking for puppies for sale? Perhaps you are looking for a new dog for your family? There are many different dog breeds out there but one breed few people think of is the greyhound. Greyhounds can make marvellous pets and the following article will discuss the many great traits of the humble greyhound.

The very first misconception every one believes about greyhounds is that they are vicious because they wear a muzzle. This could not be further from the truth. Greyhounds are well known for their relaxed and calm nature especially in family situations and around children. The muzzle was introduced as a law a long time ago and groups are currently speaking with parliament to have this law abolished. The muzzle was introduced as greyhounds have a chasing instinct and when combined with their excellent vision, this posed a hazard as they can chase small animals like rabbits. It is extremely rare however for a greyhound to show any aggression towards humans.

Another misconception about greyhounds is that they need a lot of exercise. Once again, this could not be further from the truth. Greyhounds tire very easily and are more than happy with a short stroll around the block just once a day. Greyhounds are actually notorious for being couch potatoes and it can often be hard to get the dog off your couch once it is cuddled up and comfy.

So where can i buy a greyhound for sale? First you can try online or in the paper. Another option is to purchase a retired racing greyhound. These greyhounds used to be destroyed after their racing days were over but now there are programs where groups train these dogs to be re-homed. They usually charge a small fee but you will get a dog that has been road tested, toilet trained and ready to step straight into your home and family.

Greyhounds make great pets. They are easy to care for, have very little health problems and are great around people and other animals. If you are thinking of purchasing a new dog, be sure to consider the greyhound breed.