| A BRIEF GUIDE TO GREYHOUND EARMARKS

 

This is not definitive information on Greyhound ear markings and is provided as is and for general interest, it's reproduced from original information generated by Amanda Ainsworth of the Retired Greyhound Trust and is added here with her permission.

 

The following letters are not used in earmarks:

C F G O W 5

ENGLISH BORN GREYHOUNDS

  • Three letters + one number i.e. ABC 1

  • Three letters + one letter i.e. ABC A (litters over 8)

The first letter can be used to give an approximate year of whelp. English tattoo’s are continuous and do not have a letter allocated per year.

 

Y X

1988

 

R S T

1996

 

J K L

2004

Z A B 1989   T U V 1997   L M 2005
D E 1990   V X 1998   N P 2006
H I J 1991   X Y Z 1999   P Q 2007
J K L 1992   Z A 2000   Q R 2008
M N 1993   A B D 2001   R S 2009
N P Q 1994   D E H 2002   S T 2010
Q R 1995   H I J 2003   T U 2011

 

IRISH BORN GREYHOUNDS

  • Three letters (left ear) i.e. AAA

  • Two letters (right ear) i.e. BB

First letter in right ear indicates year of whelp.

 

J

1988

 

S

1996

 

B

2004

K 1989   T 1997   D 2005
L 1990   U 1998   E 2006
M 1991   V 1999   H 2007
N 1992   X 2000   I 2008
P 1993   Y 2001   J 2009
Q 1994   Z 2002   K 2010
R 1995   A 2003   L 2011

 

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