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Babies and Children

It is essential that when introducing a canine into a home where babies and small children are present, special care is taken. There is no exception with a greyhound. Children and babies should never be left unattended with the dog. 

Children must be educated to be calm and gentle with the dog and have respect for its needs and its bed. An escape place is an excellent idea, so that when the dog has had enough, it can retreat to its own space.

Greyhounds are people-orientated, gentle, placid and docile, but all breeds have a breaking point when taunted by children.

Please teach children respect for your dog and soon they will be the best of friends. Never let a child disturb a greyhound when it is asleep.


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