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Old 01-02-2008, 12:56 PM
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Whippet came to mind immediately. Awesome, friendly, lovable dogs. They'r smallish in size and they tolerate the heat better than most breeds (but obviously still need lots of protection during the summer, as any dog does in this ungodly climate). As adults, they are low key as far as exercise goes - they seem content to be housedogs and get a daily walk and a good hard run several times a week in a safely fenced area.


I was thinking Italian Greyhound, a Whippet would enjoy a runners pace, no?

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Old 01-02-2008, 04:12 PM
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Boston bull terrier!
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Old 01-03-2008, 06:05 PM
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How about a Doxie?

Only problems that come to mind with them are that they are harder to housebreak and they can be kind of barky.
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Old 01-03-2008, 06:10 PM
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I would say whippet too. The pups we have are a bit rowdy, but way more rowdy than most. IG are a bit more difficult than whippets from what I understand...was talking to a very successful (conf and racing) breeder of whippets and iggies, the whippets seemed a lot more mellow and easy going.

I am sure there are whippets in rescue too
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Old 01-03-2008, 06:15 PM
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I was thinking Italian Greyhound, a Whippet would enjoy a runners pace, no?

VERY cuddley!
I find that Iggies have a more nervous disposition and have heard of some major housetraining issues within the breed. And, frankly, a large person with a tiny and extremely fragile dog is probably not the easiest match to make. An IG could work, but I just got the impression that a slightly larger, more stable dog would be better.

Whippets like walks and runs, and our running to them is just a brisk walk. IMO they need off-lead exercise periodically in order to really run.
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Old 01-03-2008, 06:17 PM
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Iggies can really run too. Actually many breeds would need off leash running time. JRTs are small but need time to stretch those legs, and lungs. Does he have a fenced yard?
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Old 01-03-2008, 06:54 PM
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retired Racing Greyhound. There are loads of rescues just in the area. They aren't "small" but they are highly portable and low-energy, and people are very accepting of them.
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They aren't "small" but they are highly portable and low-energy, and people are very accepting of them.
What type of car does he drive. I wouldn't want to drive all over with a Grey in a little car.
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no you would not most have really bad breath and cant sit they have to lay down so it has to be a big enough seat for them to lay down in.
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:00 PM
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A Miley!


She's mostly Maltese/Shih Tzu and she is terrific. I wouldn't suggest going out and buying one seeing as byb are the only ones who breed them (or puppy mills) but there is alway something of their sort kicking around. As far as small dogs go I enjoy both breeds.
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