The Fast Facts

How well does a retired racer adapt to family life?

Most retired racing Greyhounds adapt very quickly to life as a family pet and companion. After the physical and emotional stresses of life as an athlete, Greyhounds tend to glide effortlessly into their new role as 'couch potatoes'. Some things they have probably not experienced before include stairs, slippery floors, mirrors, glass doors, televisions or vacuum cleaners. As they are naturally very clean animals, house training is generally not a problem once a daily routine has been established. Most Greyhounds are seasoned travellers and really enjoy rides in the car. Because of their long bodies and high centre of gravity some find it difficult to balance in normal sedans and travel best in hatchbacks or station wagons.