Important Message for existing & newly registered
organisations, to protect security of Dogs details being amended, only
you will have access to amend details, this will require you to be
logged in to the Greyhound-Data Site, exactly as you are on here,
otherwise you will be blocked from amending details or removing dogs
from the adoption pages.
Thank You for registering with the database.
Please print this page for future reference..click "File/Print".
I will explain how it works:
To use the Database, Organisations have to be registered with us, we
then issue a password, for you to login with.
The database recognises you with the use of a cookie, similar to those
that many sites use to recognise you each time you login.
This gives you two functions on your page that normal users will not
see, "edit Properties" and "add dog".
The first allows you to change the details on the front of page, such as
web address, email etc.
(You will see much of the info added, but you may like to alter some or
add a description).
The "add dog" button speaks for itself, working via the Greyhound-data
site it allows you to enter the details of the dog with a photo if you
have it available.
In our view, a photo helps "sell a dog", more than a thousand words
could ever do, so please add them whenever possible.
Save time updating:
Do you already have a web page displaying details of greyhounds
To save organisations having to update numerous dogs and pages on the
web, we can re-display your page from the BGRD site to your own. The
header can be disabled and your default background can be displayed,
this would mean the moment you update one site, you have updated them
If this a feature that you are interested in check out these
re_display or please email for further info
or to let us know of any other requirements you may have.
Breeding and Real names:
We realise many organisations are nervous of adding real names and
pedigree info for their greys. To take this into account, we have added
an option to hide the real names and pedigrees.
Since the data is held on the www.greyhound-data.com site and many of
the dogs will probably already listed on there, we are keen to make sure
their site is not filled with masses of useless information. We
therefore urge you to add real names and parents.
If you do not wish these to show on your page then simply check the box,
"hide all dog pedigrees" at the bottom of your edit properties page and
click save. They will then be hidden from the site.
Log-in and adding Data:
I will explain in a little more detail what you need to do now, sorry if
it seems complicated, but I can assure you it is quite simple once you
have tried it, it may well be worth printing out this page now for
easier reference as you work.
First you need to login, you will see login link bottom left of the
enter your email address as you registered along with the password we
Once this is done you should not need to enter again unless your cookies
get erased for some reason.
Now click on the "search for greyhounds link" and you will see your name
in the list of organisations click on the name and you will be presented
with your page with the buttons I mentioned earlier. (Only you will see
these, if you do not then please ensure your browser is set to accept
This enables you to add or change a description of your organisation,
add web address, hide pedigrees and other personal information.
How to add a dog:
Adding a dog to your organisation list is easy.
The [add dog] link will open a new window which uses the
basic greyhound-data pages to add/or modify a record.
At first you are asked for the name of the dog.
(This name should be the real racing name of the dog.)
If the dog is already known to the database,
it will refuse to add the new record but will
provide a 'edit/update this dog link.
If the dog is not known, the form will ask for
the sire and dam name.
The adoption user can skip these parts, if they wish
which means that for the adoption people its
possible to create dogs without parents, please only do this in the
event that parents are not known, if you prefer pedigrees not to be
shown, please add them and refer to edit properties page to hide them
It is not necessary to add ear markings if you do not want to either.
You will see an "adopt comments" box which you can use to add relevant
details for each dog. Please only enter comments in this box which is
linked to your page and comments entered will show with the details of
At the bottom of the 'edit_dog page' or on the
bottom of last page of the 'create new dog page'
are the fields for the adoption organizations.
These special fields have a grey background and only
registered organisations can see them.
First you have to check the ' Make this dog available for adoption'
then you can add the Greyhounds nickname and the fill in the
Once you have entered all the details of the dogs you wish to add, if
you go back now to your page, you will see the details of the dogs, if
you click on the pedigree button to the right of each one, you can now
add a photo which will also show on your page.
Clicking on this photo will now load a larger photo for visitors to
view, so please ensure pictures uploaded are of sufficient size and quality
to view at increased size. For best quality results we recommend to
upload pictures with at least 640x480 pixel resolution.
If you have problems uploading pictures please make sure that your
picture is saved in a
standard graphic format (JPG/GIF/PNG/TIFF) and not bigger than 300 KB.
If you wish to change any pictures, this can be done quite easily
through the data site. Go to the dog by entering it's race name in the
search box, click on the image and you will get a page open where you
can change the picture/s.
Updating and revising:
We request all organisations to regularly update details when dogs are
homed, this will ensure that visitors returning are able to view fresh
To remove a dog from the adoption list, enter name of dog as if adding
Click on the 'change/edit this dog' link, uncheck the  Adoption
checkbox at the bottom
(This will remove the dog from the adoption list and
delete all adoption fields like his nickname etc)
If you want later to put the dog in the list again you'll
have to fill the grey coloured adoption fields out again.
Anyone having problems adding details should email us and we will
endeavour to rectify problems as they arise.
Mike Nightingale Site Owner & Administrator. firstname.lastname@example.org