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Old 06-01-2005, 10:55 PM
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If not a Greyhound (although in my world they ARE small dogs, lol), then maybe a retired Whippet or Italian Greyhound. They have so many of the same characteristics, just in smaller packages.
really? I always thought they were big. I have never seen one, to tell you the truth. So, nevermind, I talk to my parents about getting a greyhound!
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Old 06-01-2005, 10:58 PM
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Greyhounds are good sized, Rickie, but Renee has Fila Brasilieros, which could give a WHALE a run for its money!! When you're used to 200 pound dogs, 60 pounds doesn't sound like a lot!
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Old 06-01-2005, 10:59 PM
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Richie, let your dad know that dog sizes versus their energy level can be kind of couter-intuitive. If it's an issue of not enough space, then you should absolutely go smaller. But if you're looking for less trouble, larger dogs like we've been suggesting tend to be a lot more stable and calm. At this point, I'd definitely take a few trips to the local shelter with your dad and visit the mutts. I'm very excited for you! I hope this all comes to fruition!
alright, my dad must have not known that (he isn't really a dog expert or anything ). Thank you for telling me this! It will help a lot
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Old 06-01-2005, 11:08 PM
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Greyhounds are good sized, Rickie, but Renee has Fila Brasilieros, which could give a WHALE a run for its money!! When you're used to 200 pound dogs, 60 pounds doesn't sound like a lot!
Oh! Well, that makes a lot of sense, now! , lol
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Old 06-01-2005, 11:19 PM
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ROFL! They aren't quite 200 pounders Around the neighborhood of 120-140 for the delicate little girls. Kharma's father is a 170 monster though. If you find someone breeding 200 pound Filas, you avoid them like the plague . . .
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Old 06-02-2005, 11:53 AM
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just a question, if I get two dogs, they wouldn't really be lonely right? I'm gone 6 hours a day, and even though my dad will be at home. Sometimes he has to leave, and he has to work and can't pay attention to the dogs. Anyways, if I get two dogs, will they still be unhappy and destructive?
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Old 06-02-2005, 11:58 AM
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I would start with just one. If you get a stable adult, 6 hours alone every few days isn't a huge deal. You'll have to give him plenty to do while you're gone, but going from no dogs to two dogs is a HUGE leap. Lots of folks think they'll jsut amuse each other, but twice the dog is twice the work, twice the cost, twice the responsibility, and twice the trouble! You can always add another dog at a later time, once you know your dog well enough to understand how he'll react to another dog.
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Old 06-02-2005, 12:03 PM
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oh, ok, thanks. Yeah, I am just scared that he/she (I want a boy, but my mom wants a girl ) will be alone.
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Old 06-02-2005, 12:04 PM
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Is she SURE she wants a girl?? Heh, well, if you do get a girl, make sure you get a nice one....I've got three girls, they can be real picky little boogies at times....
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Old 06-02-2005, 12:10 PM
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Is she SURE she wants a girl?? Heh, well, if you do get a girl, make sure you get a nice one....I've got three girls, they can be real picky little boogies at times....
lol, I will tell her that
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