Some people who have adopted greyhounds from a local shelter -have been told that they do not have to muzzle their new dogs in public- as the dogs have undergone the shelter’s temperament assessment.This information is incorrect.
The NSW Companion Animals Act 1998 requires that all greyhounds must wear a muzzle when in a public place.The only exemption to this are those greyhounds that have successfully completed an approved greyhound retraining program and passed the required assessment.These greyhounds are awarded a special numbered green collar and tag that they must wear and should be under effective control by a competent person. All greyhounds should also be kept on lead when away from their secure home property.
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS PUTS YOU AT RISK OF A HEFTY FINE
Accredited Greenhound assessors can be found on the Greyhound Adoption Program website.