These light weight basket style muzzles are suitable for most medium-large lurchers (sighthound crosses) as well as smaller greyhounds and other sighthound breeds. They are both practical and comfortable, allowing dogs to pant, drink, take treats, vocalise and play, whilst providing a physical barrier to biting/nipping.
The muzzles are made from sturdy plastic.* They have a leather strap and buckle which we recommend adjusting so that your dog is not able to remove the muzzle by rubbing it against the ground or pawing at it.
*Please note these muzzles are slightly more flexible but less durable than standard our basket muzzles.
Many sighthounds are already used to wearing muzzles and don't mind one bit, but it can still be a good idea to desensitise your dog to wearing a muzzle so that they do not feel frightened or uncomfortable. We recommend creating a positive association with the muzzle by pairing it with yummy treats, fun games or something your dog really likes. Gradually build up the time your dog is wearing the muzzle for, starting with only a few seconds at first, so that your dog slowly gets used to the sensation of having it on.
Please note that dogs with a high prey drive or those with a history of reactivity/aggression towards other dogs may still be able to inflict injuries whilst wearing these muzzles if they are off lead and outwith your close control. Therefore we would recommend taking other safety precautions (e.g. keeping your dog on lead) under those circumstances.
Muzzles are a frequently discussed product in our shop so we thought it would be useful to provide a handy article that will hopefully dispel some of the myths and stigmas attached to muzzles and explain why they are often actually the sign of someone being a responsible dog owner and minimising the risk to their own dog and others.
We donate 100% of the profits from the sale of these muzzles to Scottish Greyhound Sanctuary.