By Cynthia A. Branigan
First-class and informative.
However, the 'as new' reproduction of the e-book I got was once written in and the textual content used to be highlighted in different areas.
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Extra resources for Adopting the Racing Greyhound
72 mph. 26 mph. 89 mph. Therefore, catching a running Greyhound is only slightly less difficult than catching a running horse — which is to say, impossible. Greyhounds have been bred for literally thousands of years for one thing: speed. If you think an obedience course is enough to wipe out eons of genetics and training, you are deluding yourself and risking your dog’s life. In the case of retired racers, the situation is more acute because they have had the speed/chase mentality reinforced in them from the moment they were born.
Broken legs, broken toes and pulled ligaments are not uncommon injuries in the racing world. Some dogs recover fully from such ailments, while others may be left with a limp ranging from slight to pronounced. Some injuries can be corrected by surgery. If such a handicap is a minor flaw to you, then I encourage you to select one of these deserving Greyhounds, as most potential adopters, and, sadly, many adoption groups, will overlook dogs with any defects. If you are choosing a female, try to find out if she was on hormones to prevent her heat cycle, and, if she was, for how long.
Males play more actively, so a rough-andtumble session is what they expect. The presence of children or grandchildren in the home is a fact that you must reveal to the person handling the adoption. And if you are picking out the dog in person, by all means bring your children along so you can judge the dog’s reaction to them. 24 Choosing the Right Dog for You COMPANION OR PROTECTOR? Are you looking just for a companion or for a companion and protector? By nature Greyhounds are not aggressive animals, so, for guard duty, they are not ideal.
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