The Greyhound is a breed of dog that is a member of the sighthound typing which has been bred for racing purposes. Historically, the Greyhound was used primarily for hunting purposes. They were employed in the open as it allowed them to most efficiently use their keen sense of sight. The Greyhound was originally tasked with hunting and coursing deer and hare. However in the 1920s the breed was introduced to the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia where there was a significant racing culture. Greyhound racing has been a popular past time for many people over the years but in 2016 it was announced that most countries would stop racing Greyhound due to the fact that it is considered animal cruelty. All modern pure-bred Greyhounds are derived from the Greyhound stock recorded and registered in the 18th century. The temperament of dogs is normally affected by the following factors: individual personality, heredity, training and socialization. It is therefore important to make sure that you meet the puppy's mother before purchasing a Greyhound. It is also important to make sure to thoroughly socialize your Greyhound with strangers, children and other animals during its puppyhood. Generally speaking, Greyhounds tend to be gentle, loyal, loving and quiet pets. They have a tendency to be aloof with strangers but revel in the company other their owners and other dogs. It is important to note that Greyhounds are hunting dogs developed in recent years to chase small animals - which can lead to them not coexisting peacefully with other household pets (such as cats). However some Greyhound seem to have a dramatically lower 'prey drive' than others, so whether or not a Greyhound can live with small animals seems to be dependent completely on the induvial nature and training of the Greyhound. It is important to note that as a hunting and racing breed, the Greyhound has a high amount of energy which needs to be expended. If the Greyhound has a buildup of energy it is likely to develop destructive behaviors due to boredom or hyperactivity. However, retired racing Greyhound tend to have a calm and lazy temperament and spend most of their time sleeping. Retired Greyhounds tend to never be hyperactive and make much better 'apartment dogs' than many smaller breeds.
Before purchasing any pet it is important to understand that as a pet owner you are responsible for the care and wellbeing of your pet. It is important to try and learn as much as you can about the animal you are considering to keep as a pet to make sure that your lifestyle, household and financial status are suited to provide your pet with the best possible care. This guide has been designed to provide you with both precise and concise information about a Greyhound's basic needs to help you provide your pet with the best quality care practices. This guide will give an in-depth explanation on training your Greyhound, raising your Greyhound from a puppy, grooming, health care and everything in between
"The Greyhound: A Complete and Comprehensive Owners Guide to: Buying, Owning, Health, Grooming, Training, Obedience, Understanding and Caring for Your Greyhound," by Michael Stonewood is the perfect purchase or gift for a first time Greyhound owner. This guide includes sections on caring for a puppy, breeding, health care, training, the basic cost of owning a Greyhound and much more.
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