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  1. Domestika

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    looks like an Irish wolfhound--gorgeous!
     
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    who wants pics of greys??? I have a TON and if you got any grey especially rescue grey questions hit me up.
     
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    Man...if I hadn't just gotten a puppy I would SO be up for a Greyhound rescue. In fact, once I get a handle on my pup (haha...like that'll ever happen) I really think I'll seriously look into it.

    I was reading a GREAT rescue website today and the dogs sound just darling. They sound like just what I would be looking for. I don't even find them particularly attractive, but their personalities seem wonderful and who doesn't want to take in an ex-athlete for a retirement of cuddling and play?!

    Looks like a number of them are really good with other dogs, and even cats, which I wouldn't have guessed.
     
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    Most of them are VERY good with cats. One line we always use in our rescue is "they take retirement seriously" and they do. Most of the volunteers I know foster greys and own little dogs. We have a 9 lb havanese, the lady who fosters up to 6 at a time also has cats, a ital grey, whippet and a manchester. THey are great dogs. So I'm geussing pics are wanted ;). OH and when you do go that route do not and i repeat DO NOT get a grey under 2. You think your GSD is bad MUAH HA HA HA HA. THey are a BYB JRT on crack seriously LOL. We had a 6 mth old in and Diamond was worse then a ENTIRE LITTER of WORKING APBT!!!! And truthfully I think some of the ease in Walkers training was Scirracco. He was a already trained older dog that showed Walker the ropes.
     
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    Hahaha...yeah, I kinda noticed from the descriptions that the ones around 3 and under were "full of energy" and "very playful", whereas the 5 year olds and above were described as being much more cuddly, sweet, gentle, easygoing, etc. I think Nova will be my last pup for a long time...possibly forever. And if I take that back later, someone refresh my memory!!

    I was wondering about that...whether 2 dogs was easier than 1. So many people I know have a few and they keep each other company and learn from each other and are just less strain on the owner. Of course, adding another dog to a very rambunctious and challenging 4 month old would be...beyond stupid. But once her brain catches up with her and she settles down a bit (and once we have a good, solid relationship and she's going to listen to me a bit more reliably with other dogs around...) I would definitely consider it. It sounds like the retirees are all about routine and stability and that would definitely be beneficial for a puppy to pick up on.
     
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    It is and Scirracco at that time could give less then a carp what Walker did to him. He would either take it or give him a correction (throat growl) so Walker picked up doggy ettiquite VERY fast.

    Scirracco as Robin Hood
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    Christmas Pictures- show how easy they are then certain shepards and Saints.
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    *more*
     
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    his normal pose and place in the house (95% of the time this is him)
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    eating a popscicle
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    hahahaha
    The Grey's the only one in all the pictures that doesn't move in the slightest! :D:D
     
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    The day we brought them both home- we got walker Saturday Oct 30 but we were out of town and Scirracco October 31st the same year
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    and now pb is being a butt so i will add more later
     
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    You got two dogs within two days?!

    Well, I don't feel quite so crazy for considering getting another dog within the same year. :D
     
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    thats about it. LOL

    And its working again

    A random one of walker and him
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    Him and the 9 pd Havanese
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    His big nose
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    standing a few months ago
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    Awww...so muscle-y. :D

    Are there any health problems they are inclined to get? I heard maybe arthritis from their running? And some sort of medication sensitivity?

    I'd imagine they'd be inclined to bloat as well with that big, deep ribcage?
     
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    Yep one around 4 years old and a 3 mth old which i think was more about 8 weeks :D and we were out of town that weekend too.

    and proof that he does in fact play (once a year LOL)
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    They do sound like pretty mellow dogs in general... If Nova's energy level stays the same I don't know that a Grey could handle her. She mauls every dog she sees right now... She spent an hour today constantly pestering my trainer's adult Shepherd, despite the CONSTANT reprimands from the dog. Grey's don't seem like they'd be up for that level of play...
     
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    Bloat yes but they dont really do anything to cause bloat LOL.
    Anesthesia!!! some vets WILL NOT put them under unless its life or death.
    Heat Strokes are common. You have to remember they have NOOOO body fat. Arthritis as they are getting older. We have a 7 or 8 year old and he shows no signs of slowing down yet. Cancers are common later in life. There is here a 20 year old female that is still going strong. I have some pics of her coming up. Many live to 12-13 and older.


    These are all from our annual poker run for the Big Dogs. I was there around 6 weeks after giving birth to Bev and ended up with 6-7 greyhound leashes and working at once thats how laid back they are. They were not all from the same family either.

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    We had Scirracco and a 8 week to 3 month old Shepard puppy . They got along great. If Walker was buggin him he would come to one of us and we would let him in a room by himself. THey are very laid back with puppies. I know of a home that had a 10 year old grey and the previously mentioned 6 mth old and they had NO issues. And the 10 year old was a grouch. When he had enough he woudl go hide LOL.

    One of our ex fosters
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    Jennie the 20 year old greyhound
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    Her ride to the party is in the back LOL
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