“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.” —Hal and Karen Hawley, Greyhound Friends Northwest The Greyhound has been celebrated in song and legend for thousands of years. Nowadays, Greyhounds are bred almost exclusively for racing. In the bad old days, prior to the 1980s, dogs that didn’t make the grade at the track, and those past their primes, were destroyed. According to official estimates, 60,000 of these noble, mild-mannered dogs were destroyed each year! Fortunately, a number of organizations now exist devoted to rescuing these unwanted dogs and placing them in good homes. Thinking about adopting a retired racing Greyhound? Or maybe you’re already sharing your life with one of these charming animals. Either way, this friendly guide tells you everything you need to know to: Understand the Greyhound personality Find a retired racing Greyhound to adopt Choose the right ex-racer for you and your family Educate yourself and your retired racer Give your new pal the diet and exercise it needs Keep your dog healthy and happy for years to come With plenty of good humor and straight-talk, Lee Livingood drawing on her forty-years of experience training adult rescue dogs to cover all the pros and cons of being a retired racing Greyhound owner, and she fills you in on: The amazing 8000-year history of the Greyhound Deciding whether an ex-racer is the right do for you and your family Physical and behavioral characteristics How to get a retired racer used to living in a home and be a companion Dealing with common behavioral and health problems Feeding, grooming, and exercising a Greyhound Fun things to do with your hound Bursting with expert advice on all aspects of living with an ex-racer, Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies is must reading for anyone considering adoption or who’s already taken the leap.
The first edition of this book was responsible for inspiring tens of thousands of people to adopt ex-racers. Now, this fully updated edition features groundbreaking veterinary information not available anywhere else. Greyhound authority Cynthia Branigan–who has placed over 4,000 Greyhounds through her organization–offers updated statistics on the costs involved with adopting as well as new health information, such as warnings about tick-borne diseases and suggestions on buying veterinary insurance. Branigan carefully explains how to care for a Greyhound–everything from feeding and grooming to training–and how to extend the dog’s life span. Readers will also find a wealth of updated information on medical conditions in Greyhounds and the latest in tests and treatment.
The Greyhound is one of the most popular breeds of dog, and here at last is a book to do it justice. The 'Best Of Breed' series is a ground-breaking truly breed specific book, from the first page to the last and is perfect for all pet parents. Written by breed experts, this book will enrich your pets life and help you train and care for your dog from day one.
Retired racing Greyhounds are quickly becoming one of America's most popular pets, with tens of thousands of Greyhounds being adopted from the tracks and adoption groups each year. Every retired racing Greyhound has a unique and sometimes complicated past, and this book offers a straightforward, comprehensive guide to the adoption process and the special care involved with this extraordinary dog's adjustment to pet life. Book jacket.
Every year many thousands of racing greyhounds retire from the racetrack and are successfully re-homed through dedicated greyhound charities. Written in association with Greyhound Rescue West of England, Retired Greyhounds - A Guide to Care and Understanding is essential reading for anyone who owns, or is thinking of owning a retired greyhound.The sound and practical advice contained within these pages will ensure that you have a clear understanding of your dog's needs, and will help to enable successful communication between you and your dog, thereby avoiding the common pitfalls that can arise through misunderstanding.Contents include:The first few days; Day-to-day care; Problem solving; Health care; Training for obedience; Fun and games. Approximately 10,000 greyhounds retire from racing each year and are re-homed by numerous dedicated retired greyhound charities.This book provides valuable insight and practical instruction to ensure that new owners are able to make a success of their new partnership through correct care and understanding.Written in association with GRWE - Greyhound Rescue West of England.Fully illustrated with 93 colour photographs and 2 line diagramsCarol Baby has worked as a volunteer for GRWE for over ten years.
Greyhounds make lovely pets - as many of us already know - but they are different from most dogs. And changing from a working life to becoming a pet is much smoother when we understand these differences.Taking on a retired Greyhound can be wonderfully rewarding but requires forethought to be able to care for them rightly.The working life of a Greyhound is very structured, and so changing to a pet environment can make them feel insecure initially, because they are used to routine. You can help the by making changes gradually while they adapt.In this book "Retired Racing Greyhounds for Beginners" I will be teaching you everything you need to know about this breed and also provide you with answers to all your questions relating to the retired racing greyhound dog breed.In this book you will find out a lot of things about this dog. Introduction, how to help them settling in, instructions on how to adopt, buy, groom, care, feed, health concerns, the reasons for their retirement and so much more. Click the buy now button to GET YOUR COPY TODAY
Greyhounds are the racehorses of the canine world, incredibly fast, graceful and elegant. These dogs are muscular and strongly-built. The short, fine coat comes in black, white, red, blue, fawn, fallow, brindle or any of these colours with white. Adult dogs are 71-76 in height and weigh about 30-32kg; adult females are 69-71cm and 27-30kg.These dogs are calm and social indoors and can even be rather lazy. They are sensitive dogs who can make ideal family pets if given the right owners! While they are gentle by nature, their natural hunting instinct is always present and owners must be willing to take on the necessary responsibilities that go with the breed. Greyhounds are affectionate with their families, though usually aloof with strangers. They normally get on well with other dogs in the household but cat owners should exercise extreme caution.This beginners manual gives important information on the origin, physical characteristics, how to buy, temperament, health issues, feeding, training, understanding and socialization of this wonderful dogsGet your copy today by scrolling up and clicking Buy Now to get your copy today
This book is written from the perspective of a retired racing greyhound, Dominique. As a champion racer with many wins behind her, Dominique suffers an injury at the track and her racing career ends suddenly. She finds herself thrust into this strange new world of retirement and questions her worth since all she had ever known was running and winning races. Meanwhile, a sweet little girl, Maria, has always dreamed of having a dog and her parents surprise her on her birthday with the news that the family will be adopting a retired racing greyhound. Readers will fall in love with Dominique as she transitions from champion racer to family pet and integrates into this new family. Dominique also meets up with other adorable and funny four-legged characters. Children will learn great lessons along the way as Dominique's story unfolds and she discovers the truth about this strange new world and her own worth.
Tony hates the cold! The adorable 9 1/2 lb. Italian greyhound is excited when his "daddy" announces they are going to Florida to visit his relatives. During their stay, Tony's Aunt Vickie and Uncle Bob adopt a retired racing greyhound named Stella. When Tony returns to Maryland, he organizes his friends from "The Paws Playgroup" and they plan a "Canine Costume Party" to raise funds for The Greyhound Rescue Organization. A heartwarming "tail" that teaches children the value of helping others.
2nd Edition - Logan, the champion racing greyhound is at the top of his game. Today, he is at the racing start gate, the race begins, he takes off and gains an expert lead, but events take an unexpected turn and his life changes forever! Follow Logan on his adventurous journey as he makes a decision that launches him into a world of uncertainty and challenge. Discover the secrets he uses that help him achieve his life dream. A great story for adults or children! Logan's Secret will teach children important values about life, and to think positively no matter what challenges they face. If you believe in yourself, you can accomplish anything! Over twenty pages of expanded content! Read the rich history about the greyhound and learn more about this unique breed of dog. Includes additional illustrations and photographs. Ages 7 and up Excellent first chapter book! Contains educational projects at the end for children to expand their vocabulary, critical thinking skills, and creative writing skills. 114 pages, illustrated. Photography by Shawn Fernandez and John Hudson
In chronicling his travels to many of America’s dog tracks, Greyhound owner and adoption advocate Ryan H. Reed shatters misconceptions about the controversial sport of Greyhound racing. Reed uncovers a world of magnificent canine athletes and their devoted owners and trainers. With amazing color photographs of the dogs in action, Born to Run gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at the daily activities of breeding kennels, racetracks, and adoption centers, detailing the lives of racing Greyhounds from puppyhood to their competitive careers to their lives as cherished pets after retirement.
This practical book is aimed at all greyhound enthusiasts and will be of help to the more experienced professional trainer as well as the novice handler. The physical stresses of racing mean that every greyhound will, at some point, sustain some form of injury and it is therefore essential that the greyhound handler has some knowledge of injuries. Accordingly, the author places a strong emphasis on injury prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Contents include: Choosing your first dog; The fundamental aspects of training; Kennelling; Breeding, rearing and training puppies; Exercising, the training routine and race preparation; Feeding; Examining your dog, minor ailments and serious illnesses; Foot problems; Injury rehabilitation and the skill of massage; Retired greyhounds. This wide-ranging and practical book is aimed at all greyhound enthusiasts including those who train and race them, care for them or own them as pets. Fully illustrated with 69 colour photographs and 20 drawings.
Thе Grеуhоund is a breed оf dog, a ѕіghthоund whісh hаѕ been brеd fоr coursing gаmе аnd greyhound rасіng. It іѕ also rеfеrrеd tо аѕ аn Englіѕh Grеуhоund. Sіnсе thе rise іn lаrgе-ѕсаlе adoption оf rеtіrеd rасіng Greyhounds, thе brееd hаѕ ѕееn a rеѕurgеnсе in рорulаrіtу аѕ a family реt. Grеуhоundѕ wеrе оrіgіnаllу bred as huntіng dogs tо chase hаrе, fоxеѕ, аnd deer. Canines іn thіѕ dog brееd саn reach ѕрееdѕ of 40 tо 45 mіlеѕ per hour, mаkіng thеm thе Fеrrаrіѕ of thе dоg wоrld. Nоt surprisingly, Grеуhоundѕ made a nаmе for thеmѕеlvеѕ аѕ racing dogs. Because оf thіѕ, уоu саn lіkеlу fіnd thеm retired аnd іn the care оf ѕhеltеrѕ аnd rescue groups. Cоnѕіdеr adoption іf thіѕ іѕ thе brееd fоr you. Basically a Grеуhоund іѕ like аll оthеr dоgѕ, but bесаuѕе оf іtѕ trаіnіng аnd racing саrееr hаѕ ѕоmе unіԛuе characteristics. Like аll оthеr dоgѕ, Greyhounds аrе расk animals, whісh mеаnѕ thаt thеу аrе social сrеаturеѕ who lіvе in a social hierarchy. Thіѕ socialization is раrtісulаrlу ѕtrоng wіth Greyhounds bесаuѕе thеу hаvе been іn the соmраnу оf a large numbеr of оthеr dоgѕ frоm birth. Most dоg behavior problems arise оut оf аn owner's misunderstanding of the proper role оf the расk leader.
The Ultimate series takes the serious animal lover on a journey into the finer points of dog breeds and dog care, horses, birds and fish. Each book is written by a panel of experts who specialize in distinct areas of interest to pet lovers, including history, breeding, showing, training, and health and veterinary care. Fully illustrated and coffee-table sized, these books also make great gifts for the committed pet enthusiast.
Abstract: The thrombelastograph (TEG) is a relatively novel ex vivo whole blood hemostatic analyzer in veterinary medicine. It has been recently used to diagnose and predict hemostatic disorders (e.g. hypercoagulability, hypocoagulability) that other conventional tests are unable to detect. Greyhounds are known for their tendency to bleed after minor surgeries (i.e. neuter) and also frequently have acute vascular accidents (i.e. hemorrhage, thrombus). We hypothesized that thromboelastographic tracings will differ between healthy Greyhounds and non-Greyhound dogs. This study showed differences in Greyhound TEG tracings that reveal slower clot kinetics and reduced strength in clot formation compared to normal non-Greyhound dogs. Physiological (e.g. compensatory mechanism), rheological (e.g. viscosity), and preanalytical factors (e.g. citrate dilution) can potentially explain those findings. As part of this project, we performed TEG with the citrated native technique and established reference ranges for both Greyhounds and non-Greyhound dogs.
Broken hearts—man, woman, and dog—get a second chance at love, healing, and happiness under the warm Miami Beach sun in this endearing contemporary romance... Danielle Morrow works tirelessly for a greyhound rescue helping retired racing dogs find their forever homes. She guards her heart as vigilantly as her two adopted greyhounds guard her. One heartbreak per lifetime is enough for any woman, and no one she's met since her high school boyfriend dumped her to join the military has ever tempted her enough to risk love again. Knox Donovan expected to be career military, but an injury and an honorable discharge leave him uncertain of his future. When his brothers ask him to come back to Miami Beach to help with their new condo conversion, he has no intention of staying on in the city that has so many bad memories for him. Knox is reminded that not all his memories are bad when he sees Danielle again at the grand opening of the new Fur Haven Dog Park. Fifteen years haven't softened the pain of their breakup. But Knox is different now, more hard-edged and suspicious, and when he bonds with the retired racing greyhound, Sarge, Danielle's cool reserve begins to melt. Sarge needs special care after the injuries that ended his racing career, and it's not long before Danielle realizes that Knox does too—they can give each other one more chance at the love and friendship they deserve. But can Danielle trust her heart to the only man who's ever broken it? Snuggle up with your best dog companion and get reading: This lighthearted romance includes a veteran who could use a four-legged best friend, a second chance with a high school sweetheart, and a determined heroine who isn't going to let the man of her dreams get away again.