Solid/Minimal – the markings are either solid or nearly solid, one color. They have never had the opportunity to really be a puppy and will sometimes exhibit puppy behavior such as chewing. There is no rare color in the greyhound breed, ESPECIALLY not black. We will place those greyhounds in homes without cats or small animals. They will normally look around at the sights for a few minutes then settle down for a nap. This is a unique idea—a water park made especially for dogs. You will receive one when you adopt your greyhound. Sable and White Basenjis labeled sable and white have the usual red and white pattern but the red hairs are tipped with black, giving the dog a totally different look. They learn about mirrors, getting along with the foster family’s other pets, and in many cases, how to walk up and down stairs and not to fall into the swimming pool. Today, many families enjoy Italian greyhounds for their affectionate disposition, adaptability to most living situations, and simple upkeep. Their coats are soft, huggable, and non-allergic warm velvet. Cookie, Flopsie, and Amber all had injuries as puppies or other medical reasons why they could not be trained for racing. The Myth of the Rare Color Although these colors are uncommon, they do not increase a dog's value over other Chinese shar-pei dogs. We begin training them the “stay”, “wait”, and “come” commands. This color pattern is so rare that few pictures depicting it exist, and those that do are unfortunately in black and white. They also enjoy short walks around the neighborhood and being allowed to run in a fenced area occasionally. Other greyhounds will chatter their teeth when they are excited. They radiate heat and are great for cold winter snuggling. The lipstick plant—a small tree, Bixa orellana, native to Central and South America—produces annatto, a natural orange dye. We test all of our greyhounds with cats and small dogs in a controlled environment prior to placing them for adoption. Racing greyhounds in North America are registered with the National Greyhound Association (NGA), which is headquartered in Abilene, KS. See more ideas about italian greyhound, greyhound, grey hound dog. Because the greyhounds are used to traveling from one track to another, greyhounds adapt easily to traveling with us, and make wonderful traveling companions. Feb 9, 2016 - Explore Juliana Arrietty's board "Fawn color Italian Greyhound" on Pinterest. Shimmering blue coat. About 20% of greyhounds will show a chase tendency. Sable and White Basenjis labeled sable and white have the usual red and white pattern but the red hairs are tipped with black, giving the dog a totally different look. Big stories, strong acting, deeply felt and poignant moments. This creates an easy and permanent ID for each potential racer. Coat color in all dogs is the result of two pigments: ... Like the previously discussed Italian Greyhound, ... And some breeders will try to sell them for an inflated price, marking them as ‘rare’. Grey is the rarest color… DO GREYHOUNDS REQUIRE A FENCED YARD? The next most common color is black and the third most common color is red or fawn. Not necessarily. The photos below are of several greyhounds enjoying our BAGA outing to Love My Dog Water Park in St. Petersburg. For this reason, greyhounds MUST be indoor dogs. This is also our commitment to you. Most greyhounds will need 3 ½ – 4 1/2 cups per day. As they get older, they are placed in longer runs, and the pups in one run will often have impromptu races with the pups in the adjacent run. Cashel Farm has the rare distinction of having two Best of Breeds wins from the prestigious ASFA II to our name. The dominating factor in this colour is a pink to brown nose leather. Racing greyhounds have never actually seen a live rabbit, and most likely have never seen a cat or a small dog at the greyhound farm or racing kennel. Where there is a blue tinge to the coat the animal is classified as blue fawn. They love it! The racing greyhounds are treated like the professional athletes they are. The rare and beautiful blue coloration (diluting black to bluish gray, fawn to a blue hazed fawn, or … Greyhounds often move from one track to another. Soon, they will begin developing the long legs and nose that differentiate greyhounds from other breeds. Greyhounds also wear lightweight muzzles during the race. Like other dogs, they can sometimes play quite roughly with each other as puppies, and cuts and scrapes will occur. You can find all sorts of “fancy” martingale collars at our picnics, or there is a wide variety available on-line. Since they have been bred for hundreds of years to be sound and  fast, they are free of many of the other congenital ailments of other breeds, such as hip dysplasia. To our knowledge, on ce the Florida ban takes effect, only five states will still have Greyhounds racing: Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Texas and West Virginia. The Greyhound is the only dog mentioned by name in the Bible; many versions, including the King James version, name the Greyhound as one of the "four things stately" in the Proverbs. A true Greyhound in miniature, the elegant Italian Greyhound is an alert, playful, and highly affectionate toy companion. We took them into our adoption program and found adoptive homes for them at an early age. WHAT IS THE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF A GREYHOUND? An all white greyhound is very rare. Like all sight hounds, greyhounds can see well for long distances, even up to one-quarter mile. I've only heard of about a dozen dogs who are this color. For example, 92A would mean the pup was born in the ninth month (September) in the year 2012 and was the first pup in the litter that was tattooed. At this age, these pups do not even look like greyhounds. Greyhounds show affection with their whole bodies and will often lean against you. This is a very rare colour. Care should be taken to draw the coloured patches as accurately as possible on the identification diagram. The most unusual color that I've ever seen is liver. Please refer to the breed standard for additional details. This book is available from many local book stores or from Amazon.com. Rare dog breeds often get overlooked by dog lovers because, well, they’re rare. Kay lived to be almost 14 years old and was a wonderful house pet. (We do not recommend that you use a retractable leash, which can be extremely dangerous for you and your dog.) Greyhounds aren't too popular of a dog, and most people think they only come in one or two colors, and are astonished to see otherwise. WHAT IS THE TEMPERAMENT OF A GREYHOUND? Blue (gray), which is the color many people think Greyhounds are, is actually very rare. We actually named one of our greyhounds “Splash” because he loved the water so much. No pattern other than white markings is present. Since greyhounds are long and deep-chested, they will need coats made especially for them. Greyhounds have been handled many times every day at their racing kennels, so they are used to human contact and interaction. Greyhounds love other greyhounds, so you often see them in pairs. Shown below is BAGA’s kennel truck, which we use to move greyhounds that we are getting ready for adoption. Red Fawn - A cream or light brown color tinted slightly reddish. Therefore, we do not adopt to families with children under four years of age. An all white greyhound is very rare. Care must be taken to draw the white patches as accurately as possible on the identification diagram. This does not mean that they are vicious. Our kennel truck was donated to us by a greyhound kennel owner who sent many of her retired racing greyhounds to us for adoption. Trainers at the track will usually care for 60 or more greyhounds in each kennel. It weighs from 33 to 55 pounds and measures between 24 to 29 inches in height. Many greyhounds enjoy a kiddie wading pool or love to splash in the water at the beach. The skin colour of all greyhounds when they are born gives us an idea of any white hair that may be present. The sable areas, which typically lie across the head and down the back, can range from a golden, honey yellow to a rich, chocolate brown. Cashel Farm is a third generation greyhound breeder and producer of numerous Champions recently the 2008 #1 nationally ranked ASFA lure coursing greyhound - Cashel's Tally Ho who was born and bred by Cashel Farm. They receive whirlpool baths and massages and are cooled off with water immediately after each race. 4. Greyhound History. As hunters, greyhounds work cooperatively with other hounds. Copyright 2019 Bay Area Greyhound Adoptions, https://www.facebook.com/Bay-Area-Greyhound-Adoptions-Inc-107003846001159/. If a greyhound has at least one brindle stripe it is classified as a brindle. Pictured below is “Miley,” a rare blue brindle. However, some dogs and situations may require a fenced yard. Pied – has a white body with other color … Greyhounds love to snuggle up with you and will usually find the softest spot in the house for a nap. Where there is a red tinge to the coat the greyhound is classified as red fawn or dark red fawn. The one thing I would like to disclose about this crossbreed beforehand is that not much is known about this mixed breed and they are also rare to find. It is also a good idea to keep such things as shoes, cell phones, and TV remotes out of your greyhound’s reach. In most white animals small areas of one of the base colours can be seen. Greyhound history began in Egypt 5,000 years ago. Greyhounds are seldom available for adoption as puppies. Greyhounds are the only breed of dog mentioned by name in the Bible. The Myth of the Rare Color Although these colors are uncommon, they do not increase a dog's value over other Chinese shar-pei dogs. Swedish vallhund A Swedish vallhund. The default eye color for dogs is brown. Wild Irish – same markings as the Irish but with more white on the body, and at times, along the back. And… We also take in older greyhounds that have been used for breeding or that have been returned to us because their owners could no longer keep them. Greyhounds do not know how to defend themselves except by flight. Code: Enter the 3-digit color and/or marking code for your dog on your Registration form. They are one of the oldest, if not the oldest, of all dog breeds. People who promote “rare” shar-peis do so to make more money for themselves, when in fact such dogs have no more value than other shar-peis. Show greyhounds are registered by the American Kennel Club (AKC); however, they are relatively rare and there are so few of them that we almost never have AKC greyhounds come into our adoption program. The photo on the lower right is Amber. Greyhounds stand between 24-29 inches at the shoulder. The photo below is of Quizi enjoying a quick sprint at the park. If you are looking for a dog that can be kept outside, a greyhound is definitely not the right breed for you. The photo on the upper right is Cookie as a three-month old pup. But there's a few different causes and dangers you may need to be aware of. Because they have very little body fat and a short coat, greyhounds are sensitive to heat and cold. Please keep in mind that greyhounds are “sight” hounds, meaning that they hunt by sight rather than by scent. We refer to a greyhound that grins as a “smiler.”  It is just a cute thing that some hounds do. In Florida, there are currently 13 greyhound tracks. The photo below shows the kennel building and runs at a greyhound farm. Brindle (striped) dogs are common, as are fawn, red, and black dogs, or white dogs with any color patches. Aug 30, 2012 - Explore MoKan Greyhounds's board "The Greyhound Colors", followed by 230 people on Pinterest. Shown below are Dori (left) impersonating a greyhound couch potato. Irish – has a complete white collar, white chest, white paws or legs, and white hairs on the tip of the tail. Seeds from the plant are contained in a pod surrounded with a bright red pulp. Because of their thin skin, greyhounds turned out together at the track will be wearing turn-out muzzles. This color pattern is so rare that few pictures depicting it exist, and those that do are unfortunately in black and white. Once the greyhounds retire from racing, they no longer need the high protein food required for the racers. Italian Greyhound Color Genetics; Color Examples. Our commitment to our greyhounds is for life. Greyhounds come in many beautiful shades and coat patterns, 18 primary colors and over 55 different color combinations. Shown below is a photo of a litter of greyhound pups. A Dremel woodworking tool also works well to grind their nails to the proper length. In body build, the Azawakh resembles the more common Greyhound. I'm guessing that it's an extreme red dilute. They are also seen on cave walls. To our knowledge, on ce the Florida ban takes effect, only five states will still have Greyhounds racing: Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Texas and West Virginia. It is usually apparent by this time whether the greyhound will be a racer. The left ear contains the litter registration number which was assigned by the National Greyhound Association. GREYHOUNDS ARE CLEAN AND EASY TO CARE FOR:  Since greyhounds do not have an undercoat, they have no doggie odor, shed very lightly, and do not have seasonal shedding like other breeds. At the age of three months or a little earlier, the breeder of a litter of greyhound pups places tattoos in the ears of all the pups. The coat colour can range from a light blue fawn through red fawn to deep chocolate. These pups are very young and are shown in their whelping box. Most greyhounds are quite social, and love all the attention they can get. The photos below are of Kay (Y Two Kay), adopted at the age of 9 years. DO GREYHOUNDS REQUIRE A LOT OF EXERCISE? HOW LONG DOES A GREYHOUND RACE? At Bay Area Greyhound Adoptions, we have a lifetime commitment to each greyhound we place in a home. They have exceptionally keen eyesight as well as keen hearing and sense of smell. Also I have volunteered for a Greyhound … The most common color is a brindle Greyhound. Wild Irish – same markings as the Irish but with more white on the body, and at times, along the back. They are rare, beautiful, and sometimes sought out for by new owners. In greyhounds, this is known as “ticking.” A rare color in greyhounds is gray. Greyhounds are normally a healthy breed of dog. Since there were no bad colors, colors were not eliminated from the greyhound gene pool. This could be white and black, white and brindle, white and fawn, white and red, etc. Some greyhounds will be cold on winter nights, even in the house if you keep your house cool. On the right is Koby enjoying a nap. (1) 1 product ratings - Corgi Yellow Coach 743 Greyhound Bus Chicago 98462 1/50 NIB LE 1836/11000 Includes a love story. There are drawings of greyhound-type dogs on caves in ancient Egypt dating back some 8,000 years. Even if they never officially race, all greyhounds enjoy a short, fast sprint. The Poodle and Golden Retriever ancestry both bring apricot, red and cream to the mix. We want to help you and your greyhound through these difficult times. The photo below is of littermates Stretch and Isis who were adopted into a loving home together. We will also test the greyhound you choose with your other pets during the home visit prior to adoption. Many of our greyhounds will live in foster homes with cats and/or small dogs prior to coming to you for adoption. People who promote “rare” shar-peis do so to make more money for themselves, when in fact such dogs have no more value than other shar-peis. Genetics, pigmentation, and health issues can all play a roll in altering the color of their eyes. Greyhounds are bred for speed, not color, so any color is acceptable. Below is a photo of a large dog hauler of the type that transports greyhounds from track to track. Note the extra loop on the martingale collar shown below. Many greyhounds race only a few races, some do not race at all, and a few that are very competitive race until they are four to five years old. You will need to provide your greyhound with stuffy toys, tennis balls, and chew bones or Nyla bones. Children should be taught from an early age to be kind to all animals and that they are not play toys. If this occurs the animal is classified as white and whatever other colour is present, for example, white and fawn. Just depends on the area you are from. Since greyhound racing in the United States is counter clockwise, they are taught to chase the lure counter clockwise. Although greyhounds have been trained to chase an artificial lure, this does not necessarily mean they will chase cats or small animals. A greyhound's body temperature is higher than any other dog. The solution is a “martingale” or limited slip collar. The hair shafts are clear which to our eye appears white. In 1886, the first Italian greyhound was registered with the American Kennel Club. Greyhounds are one of the gentlest and most affectionate of all dogs. If they are taken to a large fenced area, they will only run for a short sprint (maybe 5 minutes, tops! They may have no interest in chasing the lure, or may be too slow to be competitive on the race track. They have become legendary for their gentle, quiet, docile nature. They are known in Egyptian culture as dogs who guarded pharaohs. A few of the outstanding racers will be chosen to go back to the breeding farms. Many greyhounds love to run for fun; others are simply not interested after they retire. Red - A burnt orange color tending to be more reddish in color. Because of their early training, greyhounds have never been without the company of other greyhounds. Since they do not have the dander associated with an undercoat, people who are allergic to other breeds can often live with greyhounds in their homes. Greyhounds do not typically bite, but sometimes will grin. In fact, greyhounds have been named as one of the top five breeds for apartment living. Anonymous. One of the first things you will notice about a greyhound is that they have tattoos in their ears. At the track, the greyhounds are fed once per day with a high-protein diet consisting or raw meat, kibble, vegetables, and supplements. Most greyhounds can live harmoniously with cats and small dogs, and sometimes even with rabbits! Greyhounds have a very short hair coat and no undercoat. Below is a photo of two greyhounds, Bella and Steppin, who are traveling together. Get the best deals on Greyhound Collectibles when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. DO I NEED A LARGE HOUSE FOR A GREYHOUND? To the pups, this is fun, but it is also their first experience of competing with other greyhounds to see who is fastest. $9.99. The kennels are bedded with carpets and/or shredded paper. Sable - A red Italian Greyhound with a stripe of darker hair down their back. Greyhounds’ sheer speed and athletic ability is amazing, especially when you consider that five minutes later, they will be curled up beside you on the sofa or their dog bed, happily snoozing. A racing greyhound normally races twice a week. Sound, Color, 2 parts, 34:45. It is important to keep a record of your greyhound’s ear tattoo numbers, which can positively identify your greyhound if it is ever lost. They are normally easy to house train since they are already kennel trained, meaning that they are trained not to soil their kennels and wait until they are let outside to relieve themselves. The American Greyhound Track Operators Official Color Chart recognizes eighteen different color … A great lounging photo is Maddie Roo, shown below left in a typical greyhound pose. In the photos below, these greyhounds are enjoying life in their adoption homes. 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