Dumfriesshire & Cumbria Greyhound Rescue

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Are Greyhounds good with children?

Greyhounds tend to be very good with children.

They are gentle and patient and go out of their way to avoid conflict. Any dog of any breed has its limits and no dog should be left alone with small children without supervision.

During the adoption process, care is taken to make sure a dog is suitable for the prospective family. Greyhounds and children can grow to be great friends and growing up with any dog teaches a child compassion and care.

What about young children?

The vast majority of greyhounds are 'child friendly. A young, puppy like, and very bouncy greyhound would be better placed in an active home with older children simply because a small child could be easily knocked over. Usually with very young children, generally a slightly older, more sensible and 'laid back' hound would be better. We assess each adoption on an individual basis.