Interested in finding Greyhound breeders because you’ve decided that this dog breed is the one for you? For starters, you need to do some basic research before you let the excitement of your decision overwhelm you. What type of researching? A simple investigation process that will help you make sure that you pick the right breeder, that you are indeed ready to own this particular pooch and are making the right decision.
To begin with, ask yourself what your reasons are for wanting a Greyhound. Did you make this decision on a whim? Are you feeling lonely? Is someone else who you are living with pressuring you to obtain the pet? It is important to first dissect your reasoning before proceeding to contact any Greyhound breeders because there really isn’t any point in searching for one if you haven’t thought your decision through.
On the other hand, if obtaining this canine has been something you’ve been carefully thinking about for a long time, and you want to make him a companion at least as much or more than your other family members, it’s time to move on to the next phase, which is to thoroughly study the hound. You will want to read as much material as you can get your hands on (either in books or online), speak with other Grey owners and interact with an actual dog. You need to make certain that you are prepared to care for this animal for his entire life, that he is suitable to your lifestyle and compatible with any other pets you may already own.
You should have a very good understanding of the breed before you even think about contacting Greyhound breeders. Why? The main reason is because you want to be able to ask the right questions and have established certain expectations that should be met by the breeder (I.E. comfortable and safe living conditions for the dam and litter, a contract, pups are receiving veterinary care, etc.).
Don’t hesitate to methodically look into the breeder’s background to find out how long they have been in the business, how many litters they breed a year, what their main purposes are for breeding and so on. You should also check up on their references and contact other clients who have purchased a pup from them to find out how the experience went. Yes, you are obtaining a puppy but ultimately this is a business transaction and you need to make sure that yours and the dog’s best interests are protected.
The more educated you are about Greyhound breeders and the characteristics of the breed, the more confidence you will have in your decisions, the happier you will feel and the better dog owner you will be.