PAS 251:2017 Specification for greyhound trainers’ residential kennels

PAS 251:2017

Specification for greyhound trainers' residential kennels

Status : Current   Published : December 2017



What is this PAS about?

Sponsored by the Greyhound Board of Great Britain, this PAS was written as a result of Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ recommendations following a government review of greyhound racing legislation.

It provides a kennel standard for racing greyhounds that supports good welfare practice.

Who is this PAS for?

 It will be used by trainers of racing greyhounds. 

NOTE - This PAS is not intended for:

  • Other breeds of dog
  • Kennels that only accommodate retired greyhounds
  • Commercial greyhound breeding establishments
  • Greyhound track kennels
  • Kennels that are only for greyhounds under 15 months old
  • The transportation of greyhounds

Why should you use this PAS?

 It supplies a consensus-based specification for greyhound trainers' residential kennels based on good practice and the collective experience of animal welfare organizations, veterinarians, government and industry specialists. 

It covers requirements for: 

  1. Building construction
  2. Unit sizes
  3. Lighting and ventilation
  4. Unit and kennel interiors
  5. Flooring
  6. Drainage
  7. Bedding
  8. Electrical appliances
  9. Exercise
  10. Diet
  11. Environmental enrichment
  12. Monitoring behaviour, health and welfare
  13. Handling and training 
  14. Identification of greyhounds
  15. Veterinary healthcare 
  16. Isolation facilities 
  17. Vaccinations 
  18. Waste removal 
  19. Cleaning and disinfectant 
  20. Emergency precautions 
  21. Kennel security 
  22. Food preparation and storage 
  23. Utilities - electric lighting, working telephone and access to water 


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Standard NumberPAS 251:2017
TitleSpecification for greyhound trainers' residential kennels
Publication Date31 December 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS EN ISO 7547:2004, BS 9999:2008, BS 3737
DescriptorsTraining, Specification (approval), Residential facilities, Animals, Dogs
ISBN978 0 580 96390 2
File Size5.595 MB

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