order to achieve this, our day starts at 6 am every
morning. Firstly all kennelled dogs are turned out to
exercise paddocks so that each kennel can be cleaned
out thoroughly. Following this each dog is returned
to his own kennel to rest till breakfast time.
All of our puppies under the age of 6 months are given
a feed at 6 am, they can’t wait till breakfast
time like the older dogs. Every puppy shed and run is
then cleaned out.
then begins on Lunch. We at Ian Greaves Greyhounds pride
ourselves on always providing a balanced and nutritious
meal, this consists of all human consumption feed stuff;
Chicken, Beef, Fish, Tripe, Cheese and vegetables are
At 8 am, every dog on the property has breakfast, this
consists of cereal and fresh milk. Every second day
eggs are added. After Breakfast they are turned out
is at this time the rest of the broods are all walked.
This is when trials, gallops or walking is done. Every
kennelled dog either gets walked or galloped daily if
they are not trailing or visiting the vet. This is also
when every kennelled dog gets groomed and the daily
health check is conducted, we pride ourselves on the
thoroughness of these checks, it is imperative that
each and every dog is kept fit and healthy at all times.
The dogs are then all turned back out to exercise paddock
for the lead up to lunchtime.
After lunch feeding caters to every dog on the property.
Broods, puppies, saplings and schoolers. Dogs are then
turned out again to the exercise paddock and then put
in to rest between the hours of 4 pm and 8 pm. At 8
pm, all kennelled dogs go out and all puppies under
the age of 6 months old are given a feed and fresh milk.
At 9 pm, the kennels
are closed for the evening. If there is a bitch due
to whelp then she will be watched via close circuit
TV and hourly checks are conducted.
Some pictures of our premises: