Kennel inspection Audits are carried out by GRV’s Animal Welfare Authorised Officers to ensure that GRV’s minimum standards for the quality of life, health and well-being of greyhounds, as set out in the Code of Practice, are being met. As such, kennel inspections are central to GRV’s overall animal welfare strategy.
The following is a general outline of what GRV’s Animal Welfare Authorised Officers will check when they do a kennel audit, and is designed to help greyhound sport participants know what to look for when checking their own kennel facilities.
This checklist has been produced as a guide only and the responsibility for compliance rests solely with greyhound participants. All situations will be assessed individually.
- Permits, Registration, Zoning & Greyhound numbers Kennel Management, including greyhound well-being, staff supervision & vet arrangements
- Kennel Attendants, including training, responsibilities & staff health
- Nutrition, including type of food and food & water containers
- Vaccination & Health Care, quality of life
- Hygiene, including cleanliness, bedding, sewerage/septic system, disinfection & pest control
- Exercise, including equipment & routine
- Security, including kennel areas, individual kennels and property perimeter
- Pens, including what type of yards & kennels are on the property
- General Construction & Materials
- Inside Housing, including flooring, draining, ventilation & shading
- Fencing, including divider type & mesh hole sizes
- Sleeping Areas, including weatherproofing, bedding, materials, sizes
- Enclosure Sizes
- Racing Kennels (Inside), including dimensions for dogs with/without a GRV weight card
- Spelling & Boarding Kennels (Inside), including dimensions
- Whelping Kennels dimension
- Rearing Yards, Spelling & Boarding Kennels (Outside), including dimensions for adults & pups
- Records, including identification, description, litter details & information for greyhounds admitted for boarding, rearing and/or education/training