Michael Longmont, CO 1/15/2012 12:24:16 PM The value of an AKC connection in choosing a Greyhound pup is way overstated. The AKC has a great responsibility for the number of dogs with hip displasia and neuological problems because their standard is appearance first and health second, just the opposite of the Greyhound racing industry. If one wants a healthy pup, find a breeder in the National Greyhound Assn, or similar group, where pups not suited for racing can be had for little or free. I got two pups that way, one too small to race, the other with a broken leg that healed completely but made the dog unfit for racing. Both were fabulous pups and genetically healthy dogs.