The Fast Facts

Are Greyhounds OK with children and other pets?

Many Greyhounds while racing never experience other dog breeds or small animals such as cats or guinea pigs. As they have been bred as hunters for centuries, the instinct to chase is very strong in some dogs. Most Greyhounds are very sociable and will mix readily with other dogs if introduced correctly. Some retired dogs will get along well with cats; others are too 'keen' to live successfully with them. Generally, Greyhounds are very gentle with children, prefering to walk away from a pestering child; however, young children (especially under-fives) should never be left to play unsupervised with a dog of any breed.