MYTH THREE: GREYHOUNDS ARE DANGEROUS AROUND CATS AND SMALL ANIMALS
Greyhounds are naturally gentle dogs, but as ‘sight hounds’ they can easily be incited to chase moving objects. Cut-throat trainers can take advantage of this by ‘taunting’ dogs with tethered live animals, and tying animals to fast-moving lures. This cruel and illegal practice, called ‘blooding’ is not the choice of the dogs — it is the choice of cruel people looking for a ‘winning’ edge. Many greyhounds are discarded by the industry because they simply refuse to chase at all. It’s important to remember that, just like all dogs, each greyhound is an individual – so while some of them may not like cats and other small animals, others see them as best friends. Speak to your local greyhound rescue group for advice about the perfect grey for you and your other furry friends!