Musique De La Nuit: What are your experience with Greyhounds?
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Answer by Emily
A friend of mine has one and loves hers. Skinny, but that's about it. She says it gets along well with other dogs and is very social. I would consider adopting one that is planning to get put down, there a tons of them. That's where her family plans to get their next one.
Answer by John
They're really interesting and it's great to give one a home if you can.
What they say on the website in the link below is fair and honest.
My last dog was a 3/4 greyhound /lurcher and she was one of those very rare 'heart-dogs' that you get once or twice in a lifetime if you're lucky, my present dog is a little black female greyhound who started off all timid and is now blossoming. Of all the people I know with greyhounds, they always replace with the same breed. Greyhounds are addictive too, people often end up with 2 or 3 if they have the space.
Answer by adopt a greyhound
Greyhounds are very gentle, laid-back dogs, and one of the sweetest breeds you will ever find. They are always very grateful of any attention that they get. It is very common for them to be timid and shy of new things. However, they are always eager to please.
Many do get along with other dogs, but because throughout their whole racing life, they only interact with other greyhounds. Therefore, it is quite common for greyhounds to snub other breeds. Be very careful with a greyhound around smaller dogs and cats because greyhounds will see them as prey.
They live an average of 12 years. As they get older, it is common for them to have spinal problems as well as thyroid problems.
Depending on the problem, there are medications out there to help with both.
When you first adopt a greyhound, you may need to teach it about windows and walking up stairs. Since they have not seen these things on the track, they do not know how to walk up stairs. Nor do they know what a window is, and many times will try to go right through them. However, if they greyhound you adopt has been in a foster home for awhile, it will more than likely already have been trained on these things.
If you are thinking about adopting a greyhound, and need more information, please feel free to email me. I have a ton of info. for you.
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