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Old 03-30-2007, 07:44 AM
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Ooo! I didn't even think of Greys. Sis, about how old are they when they retire? Wally is absolutely gorgeous.

My only concern with the retired greys would be the whole prey drive thing. We have cats and a Papillon and wouldn't care to see any of them eaten.
i didnt look for her post ^^^^
they come at all ages and if you get from one rescue that i know they will test for that and i can get your local branch for you. Its actually the one i worked for. We had them from a year old to 9 years old. Also they DO NOT want a puppy. We had a 6 month old one come in and shes more of a handful then our working APBT puppies and that was only when i saw her an hour- 2 hours a day LOL. and you can always ask more on msn or CALL ME!! Another plus of Greyhound Adoption is at least with my group there was a foster to adopt program or you can foster to find your baby like we did with Scirrocco

and i geuss i could share some lazy Scirrocco pictures
one with our 10 lb dog.

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Old 03-30-2007, 07:45 AM
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Plus Scorrocco taught the other dogs. Maybe an option for Sir Ripley LOL
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Old 03-30-2007, 08:21 AM
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Dang, I came in late but I'm happy to see that many agree on the two breeds that I was thinking of..St. Poodle and Greyhound. I do all of the behavior training for a grey rescue group here in Calgary and I haven't had a case in months. Even straight off the track, they tend to fit in well and quite quickly, though they may not know what stairs or glass doors are.

I LOVE these dogs and will one day have one in my life one day I'm sure. They are affectionate, kind natured, low energy low shed, and just all around lovely. Most people I know who have a grey say that they've found their breed. Like the others have said, you can get them very young. Some have only raced once, some never and once in a grey't while, you'll see puppies posted on rescue sites.

Standard Poodles are fantastic dogs. I find the puppies more comical and silly than unruley or hard to manage. That poodle brain is very easy to channel in the right direction, the only thing that is a concern is all of the health problems with the breed...finding a good breeder will obviously help with that as you know better than most. All of the criteria that you mentioned would be fulfilled with a Standard Poodle for sure.
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Old 03-30-2007, 08:25 AM
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though they may not know what stairs or glass doors are.
But thats the fun part. Grace remember if you/they go that route Window clings or tape on sliding doors is a must LOL. Nothing like a grey running full speed into the screen because they dont see the door LOL.
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But thats the fun part. Grace remember if you/they go that route Window clings or tape on sliding doors is a must LOL. Nothing like a grey running full speed into the screen because they dont see the door LOL.

So true. Most of my grey behavior cases are not behavior related at all but rather helping new owners with some tricks and ideas on how to help their grey acclimate to living with all these strange new things.
I had one owner call me with her grey "stuck" halfway up her fairly long stair case - shaking, too affraid to move. That poor guy sat there for almost 2 hours before I was able to get there and show her how to lure him up rather than down. Once he covered the second half of the stairs he treated them like they were a new jungle gym and literally glided up and down with pure joy on his face.
The glass tape is a must too.
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LOL one of my main jobs was to take my dogs and teach the new fosters/adopted to go up stairs. One lady we adopted to didnt tell us about her stairs and when she got home she called the Emergency Number saying she couldnt get her guy up the stairs. So we loaded Scirrocco up and since the dog (cant remeber his name right now) was our foster he followed Scirrocco right up and in the process knocked me down the stairs
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I was thinking Greyhound also. Really awesome dogs.
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I was going to say Greyhounds too but I'm biased and hope they get a Golden so you can post lots of Golden pics .
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Old 03-30-2007, 02:33 PM
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Also a thing about Greyhounds with your house would be you would have to train them to stay away from the pool Greyhounds cannot swim. and they cant sit for long if at all. ill try to think of things as i go LOL.


heres the chapter in AZ http://www.gpa-az.com/

and a place to get more info.
http://www.greyhoundpets.com/afteradopt.htm
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What about a weimaraner? as puppies, they've got energy, but so does any puppy. They really mellow out fast though.
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