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Greyhounds have been a part of my life for about 18 years now and I’ve found that they are like no other breed.
At present I have one greyhound called Stacey, a black girl who I have owned for 4 years and is 10 years old.
My first greyhound was called April, my brindle girl who unfortunately passed away just before Christmas 2016 at the great age of 14 and we miss her so much.
Stacey, on the other hand is slightly OCD and has to do things like laying a certain way on her duvet and insisting that she patrols the garden at every opportunity and has to spend at least five minutes looking out of the gate! She also likes to spend a lot of time staring at herself in the mirror. This all has to be done in a set way otherwise it totally throws her off kilter and she then can’t settle for the rest of the day.
Her manners have improved over the time we have had her and she is still learning and has gradually come out of her shell, at least she now doesn’t spray her food up the kitchen cupboards anymore.
Despite popular misconceptions greyhounds are gentle and adaptable making them ideal family pets. Lazy couch potatoes needing only two twenty minute walks a day. When homed responsibly they can live with other pets.
Totally addictive once you have owned a greyhound you will never be without one and I have found that once you become a greyhound owner you suddenly become part of the “greyhound club” and when you are out walking people stop you in the street and want to make a fuss of your dog and ask you all sorts of questions about them.
Your diary also starts to fill up with dates for greyhound walks, dog shows and events and before you know where you are everything is greyhound related.
I have found over the years that there is only a very limited variety of greyhound themed gifts available in the UK and this prompted me to start my hobby making my own greyhound themed gifts and trying to source more interesting items from overseas.