Thursday, April 29, 2010


For those who dont know me my name is Ashley Bradshaw and i work for a greyhound trainer from which i got two greyhounds (spider and berlin). First i got berlin a dog which was too old for the trainer to want to bother with (she was 3 ) i offered to try train her, she was named twirly berly and she had 16 starts for 6 placings. Unfortunatley she never won but we believe she would of had some wins if she started younger and didnt have a series of medical events (cuts on legs from fence, toe nail broke, bites on neck, and came into season) We then took on spider, Berlin and spider retired to become Greyhound As Pets supporters and helped in finding homes for other greyhounds. Last wednesday Berlin came into to season and i decided to try my hand at whelping, rearing and racing a litter of my own puppies.
i will make regular posts on this blog on how things are going so that people that own retired greyhounds can see what it took to get their greys to the track and to become pets.


  1. Good luck - George (aka Chile Command - and one of Twirly Berly's litter brothers) and I will be eagerly awaiting news.

  2. Hey Sally
    I work for Georges old trainer G.Cleeve i worked with George for 3 Years before he went to GAP, I will see if i can find any old photos of him at the kennels.

  3. Hi Ashley

    We'd love to see old photos of George - we have certainly taken plenty since he came to live with us. George is so loved in his new home, with his gentle nature and enjoyment of being stroked and cuddled. He's quite a reserved dog, esp. with people he doesn't know - except on the beach, when he becomes a complete extrovert and bounds around joyously. He loves his food and his squeaky cuddly toys, and has a sixth sense for grocery days, 'snouting' into the car boot the moment he is let out to greet us - you never know, there might be cheese in there! George would sell his own grandmother for cheese.

    I'm aware of four of his brothers and sisters being adopted as pets, with George being the only one to have gone North. They must have been a lovely natured litter. I first found out about pet greyhounds from a friend with one who is a vet, and when in Australia had clients in the industry, and she says greyhound puppies are just adorable. Have you decided on a name for them yet? I noticed that George was one of several 'Chile' dogs raced by Mr Cleeve.
    regards, Sally

  4. George was always a reserved dog in the kennels. George (chile command), Flynn (crafty flynn), Swift (know when), Chloe (persuasion), have all gone through GAP. Berlin (twirly berly) i got straight through the trainer. There were also 3 others in the litter that were put down due to injuries.

    i havent thought of a name yet, Chile was a name used by one of G.Cleeves owners, the dogs he trains and owns himself are all Know dogs.
    most owners have a word they use in their race names; homebush, winsome, know, opawa etc