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I was browsing adoptable hounds for the group I adopted Maggie from. They have a male that is 102 pounds. My boy Andy was slightly under 90 pounds and I thought that was big. Is a 100 pound hound unusual?

 

He is only 2 years old so I am guessing he never raced. I am tempted to drive down with Maggie to see if she approves....

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Sherman is 80 pounds and he is big to us.  I just love those big boys and would probably drive down there with Maggie!  


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Oh, I'd love to see him, too! Johnny was around 80, he was long and tall and sleek. Gino is about 70-75, he is not as tall, maybe as long, but much more "built"; his sire was an Irish greyhound.


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The largest we've had was a 98 lb medical foster.  He was *large* - but sooooo sweet!!!  Our biggest adopted boy hound was Copper - 85 lbs, and very tall.  But our largest greyhound is our current Lilly.  She is *very* big!!  Weighs about 90 (but feels best a couple lbs less), and she's 32 inches tall.  I think greyhounds that big are a rarity of either gender.  

I would be wondering if that 102 was a bit overweight, or if he's just really big???  But there's nothing sweeter or funner than a big, laid back boy hound!!!    :wub:

 


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His photos do not look overweight. I think he is just a big boy. Maggie is 70 pounds which I thought was pretty big for a female.

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Rocket was about 85 lbs in retirement weight. He was a big boy and loved food, but was not overweight. As much as I love my old broodies, this house is really missing having a big goofy boy in it. 

We're going to need pictures.....:D


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Always missing my boy Hi Noon Rocket. The home of Petunia, MW Neptunia and Kate, Miss Kate.

 

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I am the champion of BIG boys.  The bigger they are the sweeter they are.
Racing weights -
Rex -77
Buck - 78
Buddy  -79
Harley - 84
They all evened out around 7 pounds over their racing weight.   I didn't have a dog door with Harley but he was just BIG.  I had to install a bigger dog door for him.
I wish I could remember the name f the female I adopted out.  She was almost as big as my guys and we called her Toni the pony.


 

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Taylor, even as a 3 legged dog, was 90 pounds.  A healthy looking 90 pounds.

Big boys rule:lol: 

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Buddy is currently a little overweight at 81 lbs but even at 72 lbs (which is what he was when we brought him home, before ice cream, jam on toast, cake mix, fudge...etc) he seemed like a really big boy. He is just tall enough to nudge his nose onto the kitchen counter when I’m preparing food and it still delights me to see his big wet black snoot edging its way into the corner of my vision 😍


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The first grey my husband and I met in real life was 105 lbs. He was right off the track. DH thought i was insane for suggesting we have a greyhound in our tiny Manhattan apartment if that's how big they were. :lol: At that same meet and greet was a 46 pound female,  plus every size in between, luckily.


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My mom got quite the surprise the first time Johnny put his nose on the counter while she was cooking.:lol


Me & John Reese (Gable Dodge x O Jays) and the 4 kittehs!

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John E was 93 lbs of skinny dog.  Fuzzy was 83 and Odin is 85.  Paul was a slight boy at 72 lbs but he was very long.  So there is about a 20 lb variation from the boys that we have had.


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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. 


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Current purebred male is around 76 lbs; lurcher 66.  Two other males were in lower 70s.  And dear, dear Baz came to me at 92 lbs but then gradually lost as he got older to 88-89.  He was not overweight at 92; he was just a hair under 32" at the shoulder and when he walked by you, it took so long it felt like you were being passed by a battleship.  


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Ben weighed 60 pounds and Simon weighs about 60 pounds. They both raced at 64 pounds.


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Our Sidney was only 72 pounds. I guess he was just a "medium" boy.


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We dog sat for a boy that was nearly that big just off the track. He was built like a tank, could knock me over just leaning on me, and is the sweetest, goofiest, love ball I've ever met. Unusual yes, but not unheard of, and I really have a soft spot for the big boys.


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Well I guess I answered my own question. A 2:15 hr drive to Albany each way today with Maggie and now all 102 pounds of "Home Run Frank" is currently sprawled out in my living room. Will post in introductions tomorrow when I get a good photo and finalize a new name.

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1 hour ago, fionasmom said:

Well I guess I answered my own question. A 2:15 hr drive to Albany each way today with Maggie and now all 102 pounds of "Home Run Frank" is currently sprawled out in my living room. Will post in introductions tomorrow when I get a good photo and finalize a new name.

:yay


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Always missing my boy Hi Noon Rocket. The home of Petunia, MW Neptunia and Kate, Miss Kate.

 

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My first greyhound was over a 100 pounds - small face and huge body ... people thought he was a great dane.

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My current is about 77 pounds. My first boy Luka was always around 57. Never put on any weight no matter how many sandwich cookies he ate.

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