We are looking for a special home for Sparky. Since coming into our care he has become very stressed and we are in need of a loving home for this beautiful boy. Sparky is a playful boy and he has played with similar breeds to himself. He is very excited to see other dogs and will pull towards them to say hello and play. However he has not yet learned many manners so he doesn’t know when its too much when greeting dogs sometimes. Without distractions however Sparky does walk well on the lead and once he is settled he is an affectionate boy.
Due to his previous training Sparky does have a high prey drive, and we have noticed here it is extremely high as his ears go up when seeing small dogs not to mention small animals. Therefore he would not be able to live with any cats or small animals or small dogs, he would benefit from further training and socialisation to help with this, he is trained to wear a muzzle on walks and we strongly advise that this is continued in his new home.
When relaxed and away from distractions, greyhounds are known to be very giddy and playful, she would love a secure garden where she can run about and play safely. However generally, greyhounds are a very lazy breed, being nicknamed the 40mph couch potato!
Although greyhounds are very accustomed to living in kennels, they generally adapt well and love nothing better than a comfy place to stretch out and snooze the day away, greyhounds do well with 2 or 3 shorter walks a day, greyhounds are built for speed, not stamina, and use up their energy in short bursts, this leaves lots of time for napping, cuddling and playing.
Generally, Greyhounds are quizzical, sometimes shy, very sensitive, and surprisingly gentle. They possess superior intelligence and can exhibit a quiet but surprising independence. These are not animals whose spirit has been broken by their training or racing experience.
Because of their early training, retired Greyhounds have never been without the company of other Greyhounds and have never had the opportunity to really be a puppy. They may need to act out some puppy behaviour, like chewing, which they typically quickly outgrow. They are eager to please and can be trained with patience, consistency and positive reinforcement. They are used to walking on the lead and will learn to heel quickly. Most Greyhounds do not know how to sit, climb stairs, or play games only because they have not yet learned. With time they can learn all of these things. Likewise, they have not been exposed to general household items, hoovers, tv’s and suchlike, they generally adapt quickly but will need time to adjust to these new experiences.
As mentioned previously we are looking for a special home for Sparky and ideally one with owners who have experience of owning a dog previously and a home with adults only.
If Sparky is the Greyhound you need in your life then please get in touch!