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  1. I've had pretty average weight greyhounds. My male were Hobbes at 73lbs, Wally was 68lbs and Cole is 70lbs. My 2 females were average too, both 60lbs. My heaviest foster was 90lbs, and he seemed huge to me. I had another foster that was straight off the track and quite lean who weighed 82lbs. He was much taller then the other one but a much different body structure. I couldn't even imagine 102lbs for a greyhound.
  2. Very neat! My husband is a pilot and recently brought me home a trading card from the Ottawa airport. Apparently all the airport dogs are getting them across Canadian airports to collect. I hope he finds a greyhound one day.
  3. I've owned 5 greyhounds over the last 12 years and fostered 17 straight off the track within the last 2. Most important thing is Relax. If you're stressed and anxious they will be too. When you first bring your dog home make sure it eliminates before going inside the apartment. Once you bring the dog in, keep it leashed to initially explore around the apartment( first 10 minutes or so). If you have a male watch for signs they may mark on furniture. (Sniffing a spot and then going to lift a leg). If you see it, say No and move the dog away and outside. From personal experience it only
  4. Personally I like 2 better then 3. I've been fostering greyhound for about a year and a half now, so I often have my 2 and a foster at home. I know it might not be a fair comparison as the fosters are always in a transition and not settled into home life yet, but I find it easier with just my 2. Some of the fosters I've been very tempted to keep despite this, lol. I don't find much difference at meal times and for the most part they've all got along fine. The biggest thing for me is walking 3, I know lots of people do it successfully but I find walking 2 is pleasurable, 3 is a chore. I d
  5. I completed renamed my first 2 greyhounds. This was before I was aware they actually knew their names. My 3rd dog I had planned to rename as the adoption kennel had her name down as "risk" and that wasn't happening, lol. But when I got her paperwork, hand written on the top was "Corinna". She definitely responded to it and it was clear that is the name she was being called. I liked it and kept it. My 4th greyhound Honey, knew her name very well. I wouldn't personally name a dog Honey but it does suit her perfectly so I didn't really consider changing it. My 5th was called Colt a
  6. Here is Cole as a 3 year old, with significant white on his face. Not as noticeable as she's a lighter colour Honey was completely white faced as a two year old.
  7. Great news! I lost my first to hemango, and although not confirmed, most likely lost my second greyhound to it too.
  8. greytluck

    River

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Having lost a seemingly healthy greyhound in matter of hours, I know the tremendous pain you must be going through. Hugs. Run free River.
  9. She's 7 and has the kindest disposition. If I could have 3 dogs she wouldn't be leaving, lol.
  10. My foster Rico's Tihance. She's a beautiful broodie, inside and out. My boy Cole,looking as handsome as ever. multi image uploader
  11. greytluck

    Iker

    I'm so sorry for your loss.
  12. I think space guarding is a very difficult thing to manage with kids around even in the best of homes.
  13. It could just me a matter of him getting used to kids and will relax in time or maybe not. I do think there are other greyhounds that would be more comfortable around kids to start with though. If I was you I'd want to get a greyhound that is happy around kids to begin with then have positive interaction with your grandchild to reinforce that attitude.
  14. I had greyhounds before I had children and my kids have always lived with a greyhound or two since. I never adopted a new greyhound when my kids were toddlers but the two I had were both very good with the kids. I constantly reminded the kids of the dog rules and always closely watched them around the dogs and never had a single issue. Now the kids are 5 and 8 so past that stage but we've adopted 2 hounds in the last year both of which would be fine with toddlers I'm sure.
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