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Guest 2greytdogs

Hi,

Just curious for those who have Greys and small dogs how do they get along? I have an 8 year old female Grey and a 4 year old special needs male Grey, so I am not looking to get another dog now but just wondering for the future. We had a mini Poodle many years ago before the Greys and from time to time I do miss having a lap dog (although my 74lb Grey Logan does attempt to be a lap dog the big love). Both my Greys were considered "cat safe" and were fostered with cats. They meet dogs of all sizes, breeds, sexes outside and at meet and greets and have no problem with them. We have Guinea pigs and they pretty much ignore them (they are always caged when the dogs are in the same room). Of course my husband is ready to get another dog now but it's not a good time. Thanks for any input.

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Guest Jubilee251

We don't have another dog, but Molly does pretty good with other little dogs she meets, as long as they don't jump and paw all over her face. We do have to watch her carefully, as a 60 pound dog can play too rough for a little 10 pounder. Play-nipping a lab's ears - not a big deal. Play-nipping and rolling over a small dog - no!

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Guest GreyFan09

My dog is actually afraid of small dogs. If one comes up to him when we are out walking he puts his tail between his legs and tried to run. I'm like "dude, do you have any idea what you could do to this dog if you wanted to?". He is fine with bigger dogs though. What a goof!

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Guest EmilyAnne

In my experience, often times the smaller the dog, the more attitude they have, something to watch out for. I know my Henry would not appreciate a dog with excessive attitude. But then again, not all greys are more timid and slower going like Henry is. I have seen pictures here on Greytalk of greys having fun playing with Retrievers and etc. Depends mostly on your individual greyhound I think. Also, while the grey may have a size advantage over the smaller breed, the greyhound will be the one with the thinner skin.

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We have 2 greys and 4 westies. Our one grey, Gypsy, plays w/ 3 of the westies (the other westie is the fun police). I watch them like a hawk and we've had no problems in 5 years. Our other grey doesn't even acknowledge the fact that there are other dogs in the house. Knock on wood, Gypsy's never been hurt or skin torn, she bowls over the littles but they just jump back up and come back for more. But I admit, Gypsy is a one in a million girlie - she's just wonderful with our little ones. We have a rescue westie, who is....slow and timid (she's straight out of a puppy mill rescue) ....and it's funny to watch Gypsy play with Hannah so much more gently than she does with Piper and Karma. Those 3 go at it!

 

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Aside from being a family photo; my son, DIL, grand daughter, greyhound Nita and Jack Russell-mix terrorist Lola at Dewey this past year. These dogs are cat safe, small animal safe, grey safe, and child safe. They are not rabbits in the back yard safe, though. We share a vacation house with them and our three greys every year.

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Guest RobinAZ

I have an 8 lb. Pomeranian with a huge amount of attitude. My grey, GreyCee, loves her and wants to play but Lily (the pom) just won't have anything to do with her yet. I have hopes though. GreyCee is good with the kitties too and they are actually more patient with her than Lily.

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Guest RedBrindleBoy

My greyhound, Roo, lived perfectly peaceably with my Pekingese, Peanut and Chloe. My friend can come over and visit with her Greyhound, even with my four Pekingese. It depends on the individual dogs, but if your greys are considered cat safe, I would imagine there would not be a problem with a small dog.

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Guest Adrianne

Wilbur has gotten along well with two Dachshunds we've had, but he's never played with them. Macy was an older girl, and she wasn't interested in playing. Ollie, however, came to us as a puppy and loved to play. She had to learn her boundaries with Wilbur, such as "Never excitedly run into Wilbur while he's sleeping." After he put her in her place two or three times, she learned that lesson very well. If a toy she's playing with lands right beside him while he's lying down, she'll want the toy back in the worst way but will not approach him to get it. He used to stretch out across the hallway and sleep, and she absolutely woundn't go past him. She's not afraid of him when he's up and will crowd him at his food bowl and will push past him to be the first on out the door. But she knows--let sleeping dogs lie. It's not something we taught her; it's something Wilbur taught her.

 

She's a big cuddler and if she wants to cuddle with him, she is very gentle and quiet in her approach.

 

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Pixie loves the boys maybe more than they love her but they never put up a fuss when she snuggles with them or walks under them...

 

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Cookie gets along pretty well with the dachshunds. The newest one and her have had their trials and tribulations, mainly b/c she has a set of ground rules to abide by, and he just doesn't get it. She's starting to warm up to him. I've even caught them cuddling.

 

The dachshund that was here before her (Mac), is her bestest buddy.

 

I would say a big reason they all get along so well is they have similar energy levels- they all like to relax. They do run around a bit at times but they aren't a hyperactive group at all. If it were a dog getting in her face all the time, Cookie would probably not like that at all.

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