|Barked: Sun Apr 4, '10 10:54am PST |
|I've been researching the possibility of a retired racing Greyhound for my first dog, and everything was looking perfect so far-- until I found all kinds of stuff online about how they're prone to separation anxiety (moreso than other dogs?) due to having always had handlers and other Greyhounds around them for their whole lives.
So my question is: how concerned should I be about SA in retired racers? Is this a major and prevalent problem, or does it only affect a few dogs here and there? Can a retired racer be an only pet? The rescue in my area fosters the dogs before adopting them out to permanent homes; does this help decrease the SA risk at all?
Basically: if I'm worried about SA, should I steer clear of retired racers, or not?
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