Breeding greyhounds can be one of the most rewarding experiences in the sport, however, if a litter is unsuccessful it can prove an extremely costly exercise.
A common thread among breeders that enjoy long-term success is that they understand the importance of spending a lot of time and money on their investment.
Click on the stories below to gain an insight into the success of some of Victoria’s most successful greyhound breeders.
BETTER BREEDING AUDIOS
20 Mar 2018
“When selecting a sire I use the services of Pedigrees By Design, which is run by David Brasch in Queensland. For a small fee of $110, David does all the homework for you.” Full story
13 Mar 2018
“Rearing is such an integral part of a greyhound’s life and can be the difference between winning races and not making it to the racetrack at all.” Full story
27 Feb 2018
“I believe you have to be very selective with the greyhounds you choose to breed with. I like to breed with hard-chasing dams who can run 500 metres or further.” Full story
20 Feb 2018
“We get them playing with a toy or a squeaker from about six months of age. You need to work out what is going to make them grab that toy and really want it.” Full story
6 Feb 2018
“Most pups don’t like being handled purely by a collar (without a lead), and it can lower their confidence and make it harder to break them in.” Full story
29 Jan 2018
“You’ve got to make they have room to run to develop their muscles and bones. It’s also important to worm them out regularly and ensure they don’t have fleas.” Full story
22 Jan 2018
“Before they are opening their eyes we get them used to being picked up and we touch their feet regularly. It makes it easier when it’s time to cut their nails later on.” Full story
BETTER BREEDING VIDEOS
Breeding: Broodmatrons and young pups
Multiple Group 1 winning Victorian breeder and rearer Barry Smith on caring for broodmatrons and young pups. Read more.
Breeding: The cost of breeding greyhounds
Multiple Group 1 winning Victorian breeder and rearer Barry Smith on the financial cost of breeding a litter. Read more.
Breeding: The basics of successful greyhound breeding
Multiple Group 1 winning Victorian greyhound breeder and rearer Barry Smith on the commitment and sacrifice required to breed greyhounds successfully. Read more.