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Are there any all-white greyhounds?

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Title says it all. A coworker asked this morning, she had seen an all-white dog and thought it might be a greyhound, but wasn't sure. Internet search found white & black and white & brindle greyhounds, but no all-white greyhounds. So does the all-white variety exist?

(Of course, pictures would be great :-)

 


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I have seen two who were white in their youth, but over the years they both developed some red or black ticking.

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I remember seeing one that was adopted from a California group about 10 years ago, he was all white with blue eyes. Stunning.

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There is an all white whippet living near me.


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Not common at all in greyhounds but, it could have been a galgo (sort of a Spanish greyhound). I have seen quite a few that are all white.

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They do exist, though a truly white greyhound is likely to have color-linked deafness.  Many are *mostly* white - with either very small spots/patches, or ticking which can come and go.  Our white girl has head patches (in the pic below) with body ticking that changes pretty seasonally.


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5 hours ago, greysmom said:

Many are *mostly* white - with either very small spots/patches, or ticking which can come and go.  

I remember when we first started researching greyhounds, I fell in love with Bessie Walker, who was available for adoption (not in my area) and was mostly white, except for brindle on her face and one ear. Not only was she stunning, but Bessie Walker was my great-grandmother's name! It would have been so cool to adopt her (though no regrets with Sweep, of course!).


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Dennis and Claire Tyler had white greyhounds with blue eyes.  I believe that they were deaf as well.  Some one else will remember better than I.


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I've been told pure white with blue eyes  mammals are almost all deaf, the gene responsible causes all three. Knew a nice neighbour's cat a few years back, all white, blue eyes, deaf as a post. Very friendly.


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