The Wiley Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies is the next best thing to having an actual Greyhound expert living with you. Celebrated in song and legend for thousands of years, Greyhounds are bred almost exclusively for racing, and sadly those who didn’t make it at the track or who were past their prime used to get pet down. Fortunately, a number of organizations now exist to rescue these noble, mild-mannered dogs and place them in good homes—and this book tells you everything that you need to know about sharing your life with one of these charming animals. Perfect for anyone thinking about adopting a Greyhound or who already lives with one, it answers all your questions in an easy-to-read manner.
In this book, you’ll learn everything you need to know, starting with their incredible 8,000 year history, understanding the Greyhound personality, how to adopt one, and how to choose the right ex-racer for you and your family. It also covers what you’ll need to feed him, how to exercise him, common behavioral issues and how to address them, grooming, health issues and fun things to do with your loyal pal. With plenty of good humor and straight talk, and bursting with expert advice on all aspects of the breed, it’s a must for any Greyhound enthusiast.
About the Author
Lee Livingood has been training adult rescue dogs for nearly 40 years. She lives with two adopted ex-racers, volunteers for her local Greyhound adoption group, and writes for Greyhound and other dog publications.
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