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How much exercise do greyhounds need?

One of the most common misconceptions about Greyhounds is that they require vast amounts of exercise – they don't.

Greyhounds are versatile and are happy with a couple of twenty minute walks a day. Most enjoy a longer walk, particularly if there are plenty of interesting things to see to provide mental stimulation.

Greyhounds as a general rule are well mannered on the lead which makes them ideal exercise partners for any age group.

Greyhounds love to run and a Greyhound running free for pleasure is beautiful to watch. It is advisable not to let a Greyhound off the lead unless you are in an enclosed space. Know your dog and know the area that you are walking in!

The training Greyhounds receive combined with thousands of generations of careful breeding focusing on nurturing speed and the chasing instinct often results in Greyhounds remaining “keen” long after they have retired from the track.

 

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