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    I have a question and I know someone here will have a better reason why this is like this as I have not got one idea why, and I have not had any idea for a real long time.
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    Why do Greyhounds have to be Muzzled while they are being walked.
    When there are far more dangerous dogs about, but they don't need one.
    Well until they bite and then the council says that they must have one on.

    It has had me wondering for a while now and I thought this is the best place to ask.

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    I was actually only thinking of yhis today.. Haha
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    because they are sighthounds, and because they are fast, they can hit 60, so there is pretty much nothing that can get away from them, so that makes them dangerous.

    no they will not attack a dog walking down a street, but they will catch that cat at the bottom of your street if they gat away from you

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    actually, change "there is pretty much nothing" to "there is nothing"

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    Thank you so much for your replies.
    I feel happy now that I know.
    And I know it wasn't what I thought it would have been but then again I didn't know what it was going to be.
    Well done in making me understand this.

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    Speed, and I imagine some of it probably has to do with racing greys beign trained to chase a small white fluffy thing on a pole.

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    In some states if the greyhound has been through the "GAP" program to desensitise it to Small White Fluffy animals that move - it is allowed to be walked without a muzzle.

    However racing greyhounds are trained to chase SWF - and tear them to bits if they catch them. So if they haven't been "deprogrammed" any small white fluffy creature is at risk of death if they are allowed to run free.

    And owners of SWF tend to complain long and loud when something bad happens to their dearheart.

    I know I would.

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    Judge the deed not the breed....

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    I have asked this question as for about as long as we have been here in Sunraysia, we have not seen a Greyhound.
    Until an older couple moved in up the street with 2 of them and both were muzzled when they walked them.
    And it got to me just why.

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    I dunno if it's a rule in Vic. I can't figure out what the rules are in Victoria.

    But if they're racing greyhounds, it would be a good idea to keep them muzzled.

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