|Barked: Wed Mar 28, '07 8:08am PST |
|Some greyhounds do not do well with small dogs. No matter how well you grey and the small one get along you can never leave them unsupervised, as no matter how much your grey loves the other dog ther is a part in each greyhounds brain that gets triggerd wehn soemthing small moves fast. This might not be an issues in everyday live but it definitly is when running together. A retired racer must always wear a muzzle when runnign with other dog a sthey can get very competetive while running and might nip the other dogs. Especially when running with other greys the pack instince might break through.
The book you ordered will explain all that.
Now Belle lives with our 15 pound Chi-mix completly peacefully, they love each other and she has never showed any behaviour to worry us. They are kept in seperate rooms when we are gone, which she enjoys because it gives her a break from Elliots endless attempts to play with her. othe rthan that it does not affect our lifes in any way.
If you pick a Greyhound choose one that was tested cat safe or trainable as that will raise your chances of getting a dog that will live happily with your small dog.
Greyhound are different than other dogs. You either love them or you don't. They are very sensitive, sometimes stubborn, very smart and wonderful companions. They make excellent theraphy dogs.
It is not true that Greyhounds need more excercise than other large breeds. They are sprinters and don't have long distance stamina. If you want a running buddy you will have to slowly build up their endurance.
You can never let a greyhoun dof leash except in a fenced area. Once they see something to hun they will go after it. Again not a problem as most countys have leash laws anyway.
Adopting a greyhound is a wonderful experinece, and I am sure all of us will help you in any way we can!
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