(Closed) Any greyhound owners with advice?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Nona99:  Yours is beautiful. I’m sorry to hear that he passed away, but I can tell that he was very lucky to have someone bring him home who adored him so much. 

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@lorie:  I just thought of this and I don’t think it’s been covered in this thread. If you live in an apartment in which you live above someone, you should not get a greyhound. Before we lived together, my Fiance had a first floor place (nothing but concrete under the carpet), so the dog couldn’t annoy anyone. Whenever he’d take the dog to my apartment, which was on the second floor, the woman below me (who was honestly pretty whiney anyway) would complain about him when he’d pounce his toys. So make sure there’s no one living beneath you because they won’t like you!

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@lorie:  I don’t have greyhounds but my sister and Brother-In-Law did. They had 5 dogs, 4 little and the greyhound and 3 cats. I also lived with them for 6 months with a 4 pound chihuahua (she was tiny tiny). The greyhound was extremely gentle and all of the smaller animals including the cats were safe. She frightened my chi one day and my chi but the greyhound and that lovely sweet dog did nothing. Just looked at her then at us and then walked away. So yes, your animals can be safe. they only gad females so I can’t speak to that but she was such a gentle dog. If the foster homes have cats, maybe you can get a dog that has cat experience?

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@lorie:  my sister and BILs greyhound would not have been able to jump a 6 foot fence. That is what they gad and they let her out in the fenced yard without a leash and never had a problem. She also never dug. I’m. Or sure if digging is common for them. 

I have never heard of or personally gave had any female dog that marked. I’m pretty sure marking is mostly a male trait. 

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

lorie- All females, all lovely. I would go for a female, if possible. They never jumped That high. Not sure they could. if they’re trained well, they wouldn’t try anyway. 

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsAKSkier:  yeah I do know they are as good as their owner. but I’ve seen some negatives of their breed come out without discipline so it is a possibility if they aren’t trained properly. It still makes me dislike them even though I know it’s not totally their fault :/

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