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    Greyhound/whippet mixes are great ideas. Any "sight hound" owner will tell you they are sleep junkies until they get outside and launch themselves, and can keep up with any runner at a mild trot. A nice lurcher (mix of sight hound and working dog) increases the durability of the dog and cold hardiness while chilling-out the obsessiveness of the working breed. Whippet-lurchers get you a pocket rocket fur ball, like this Whippet x Bedlington terrier.



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    I'm a traditionalist when it comes to dogs. My favorite is the Brittany Spaniel. Fantastic personality, active enough to keep up with you but not so much that it is hyper. Great looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    Greyhound/whippet mixes are great ideas. Any "sight hound" owner will tell you they are sleep junkies until they get outside and launch themselves, and can keep up with any runner at a mild trot. A nice lurcher (mix of sight hound and working dog) increases the durability of the dog and cold hardiness while chilling-out the obsessiveness of the working breed. Whippet-lurchers get you a pocket rocket fur ball, like this Whippet x Bedlington terrier.
    I'd be hesitant to suggest a sighthound if you're looking for a running partner. Jorn is right that a lurcher (mix) may be doable but it's still rolling the dice. My greyhound runs on his own terms. His mood, the temperature, the phase of Saturn all need to be just right. He can hardly keep up with me walking, let alone at a jogging pace.


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    Quote Originally Posted by steve garro View Post
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    Go to the local shelter = there will be one that fits your specs !!!

    I always get asked what kind she is and I say "mostly brown"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristianWong View Post
    I'd be hesitant to suggest a sighthound if you're looking for a running partner. Jorn is right that a lurcher (mix) may be doable but it's still rolling the dice. My greyhound runs on his own terms. His mood, the temperature, the phase of Saturn all need to be just right. He can hardly keep up with me walking, let alone at a jogging pace.

    That dog needs a bikini.

    Yes, definitely. The lurcher part is key.
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    Greyhounds and their various mixes make for great apartment dogs. They're really sweet/affectionate and, assuming you have a place to let them run their legs out, are suuuuuuper lazy and lowkey around the house. The extent of my guy's movements throughout the day amount to chasing the best sun spots to lay in.

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    To all the dog owners and would-be dog owners. If you are looking for training please look up positive reinforcement based training and trainers. You don't need to hurt your dog to train them.

    Here's a website with some resources.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robin3mj View Post
    Garro is wise. Shelter dogs are the best dogs.

    “Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.”
    I always ask "Who saved who?"

    And I mean that.

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    I’ve had great luck with dogs (and a wolf!) and I second Garro’s recommendation re: shelter dogs. My last guy- Shiloh was a rescue. He was a brindle cur hound from a Virginia wood pile that felt so deeply you’d think he was neurotic. (Kinda was I guess.)

    My next dog will probably be a greyhound rescue though.

    The only way i’d Get a purebred would be through a rescue or if I needed a gun dog. There are too many great dogs in shelters.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerk View Post
    I’ve had great luck with dogs (and a wolf!) and I second Garro’s recommendation re: shelter dogs. My last guy- Shiloh was a rescue. He was a brindle cur hound from a Virginia wood pile that felt so deeply you’d think he was neurotic. (Kinda was I guess.)

    My next dog will probably be a greyhound rescue though.

    The only way i’d Get a purebred would be through a rescue or if I needed a gun dog. There are too many great dogs in shelters.
    Thirded. Stella was a shepherd corgi mix. Loki was a lab great dane mix. They were the best and I still miss them terribly. Our next dog will definitely be a greyhound rescue, likely from the track that is down the street from where we used to live. Awesome dogs and they need homes.
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    I started down the road of a greyhound rescue once. They all go through agencies specific to the breed. After three interviews, two home visits, and a whole list of requirements, BEFORE we even got to the $250 fee, I told them to pound sand. Our current dog is a greyhound/golden lab mix. Sweet, but not particularly bright. Used to take him on long runs -- 8-10 miles. He'd be exhausted at the end. Lay down for half an hour or so, then be up and ready to go again...
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    My daughter got a rescue pup from Alabama, a Rottweiler and Australian Shepherd mix. The paws say she'll be large, and her disposition seems to lack the Aussie hyper.



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    This peach of a pooch seems to have the disposition not to mind a little alone time each day.



    But it did take a bit to get the pup's health squared away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thollandpe View Post
    This peach of a pooch seems to have the disposition not to mind a little alone time each day.



    But it did take a bit to get the pup's health squared away.

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    Mine sure is

    I had to kennel her up when she was little, I made it the same time every day, I would crate her from 11AM for 3 hours or so after her morning ya-yas and cover it with a blanket to calm her so I could get shit done, she would cry at first and then she looked forward to her personal time.

    Now she takes a T.O. on her own at this time every day and boy, she loves her covers.

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    I'm actually probably personally more of a cat person than a dog person but I do enjoy nice, personable dogs. I'm currently in Switzerland visiting family and friends and stopped in to say hello to the former Mrs. Saab2000. This is Guno, her Berger Blanc Suisse, or Swiss Shepherd. These are close cousins to German shepherds but a recognized breed of their own and the personality is probably a little less imposing than that of a German Shepherd. He's seven years old and loves to run and play and gets along with everyone and all other animals. He's really a sweet guy.

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    My best friend and constant companion for over ten years. Lays at my feet napping as I type this.


    A genuine nut job too.

     

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    Riding and skiing with dogs is just about the best thing in life.
     

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