Greyhound Muzzling (NSW)

In NSW all pet greyhounds were required to wear a muzzle in public unless they had completed an approved retraining program.From 1 July 2019 this legal requirement no longer applies to pet greyhounds registered on the NSW Pet Registry.

Just like all breeds of dogs in NSW, greyhounds will still be required to be on a leash while in public at all times, unless they are in a council designated off-leash area. In addition, a greyhound will still require a muzzle in an off-leash area if it has not undergone an approved retraining program. Greyhounds that have completed this program will continue to wear identifying green collars.

The same penalty that applies now for an un-muzzled greyhound in an off-leash area will still apply if the animal has not completed an approved retraining program.

As with all dog breeds in NSW, greyhounds owners will continue to have the discretion to muzzle their dogs should they choose to do so and they will still be required to use a muzzle if the dog has been declared to be menacing or dangerous.