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    Thu Mar 04 2010

    Good natured dog around family, friends, and even strangers. Although they need moderate excersize, care should be taken in leash walking at the risk losing your arm! These dogs can go from zero to 45 miles per hour in a blink of an eye. This is a nice short haired dog so there is very little grooming. People who suffer from allergies have very few reactions owning this animal. Considering their size, they have life spans as long as 12 or 13 years.

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    Fri Nov 06 2009

    There is a person in my nieghbourhood who rehabilitates racing dogs and adopts them out (for a profit, I'm sure) as family pets when they are ready. The put a lot of work into them and I see them often in the parks where I walk my dogs. By the time they are ready for adoption they seem very well mannered and the person says they make affectionate, loyal pets and are reasonably easy to train. They look about as cuddly as a baby giraffe.

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    Fri Oct 30 2009

    very friendly , but very big

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    Wed Jul 15 2009

    45 mile per hour couch potatos if you have a yard for them to run in, for about 10 minutes, and a warm soft bed for them to sleep in then you will be their best friends.

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    Thu Jul 02 2009

    I like them. but they look so skinny. but I guess they need to be that way to run fast and race.

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    Mon Apr 20 2009

    Not really an ideal family pet. Bread to race. If it ran away, good luck trying to catch it.

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    Sat Dec 27 2008

    They are great dogs that need homes desperately. When they are at the track they go out of their crate maybe 3 times a day. The ones that are good racers get to go out more but for all the rest they spend the first 2-3 years of their life in a cage. They are often abused if they are not a good racer and are sometimes shot. But if you support a rescue group by adopting one you can help them avoid this life. I have 2 of them they were both bad racers and when we got them they were skinny and had bald tummy's and thighs. Now they look great and have grown hair. They are a good weight too. Also many rescue groups will get them neutered or spayed for you. They are also docile but also love to play. Their nick name is 40mph couch potatoes because they love to sleep on sofas. Many of them are cat friendly too. My too are actually afraid of my cats but let them rub on them. You can ask the rescue group if they are cat friendly. As you can see these dogs are GREYT!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Wed Sep 10 2008

    so beautiful and fast

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    Tue Jul 15 2008

    A great dog for a pet, very loving and loyal. Greyhounds are often mistreated in the racing world. These race greyhounds are not wanted by their owners after they end their racing career. Really sad treatment of a great dog.

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    Sun Jul 06 2008

    live like 4 years

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    Thu Jun 19 2008

    Only because of the racing thing, though.

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    Sun Jun 01 2008

    they look funny

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    Sun Jun 01 2008

    They are just too skinny for my tastes.

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    Wed May 07 2008

    kinda weird looking for my taste

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    Thu Apr 10 2008

    pretty cool i guess.

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    Wed Apr 09 2008

    I guess when dog racing was big, you could get these dogs cheap after their racing days were over. I don't know why you would want one, however.

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    Tue Apr 08 2008

    I have no reason not to like these dogs more. From what I hear, they're extremely nice and docile. But they look so bizarre, with their tiny heads and lanky limbs. I'm really shallow.

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    Tue Apr 08 2008

    Very shy, but loving.  I know a lot of people in the Adopt a Greyhound rescue group.  The dogs don't shed and they don't need as much running room as most people think ~ they tend to run (very quickly) in a big circle.  But, Trebon is right, be careful with the drugs.  Also, their skin is paper thin and when they get cuts, they bleed like the dickens!

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    Tue Apr 08 2008

    Never owned one before, but I image they would be very loyal, like most other dogs.

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    Mon Apr 07 2008

    These are sleek, graceful beasts. I especially like the Italian Greyhounds, which are a bit smaller when full grown.

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    Mon Apr 07 2008

    I do like most sight hounds and greyhounds are really cool pets. They do have some issues to consider...they will run off, this is part of why you need a fence. They have almost no body fat so their tolerance of anesthesia and some drugs needs to be kept in mind.

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    Wed Apr 02 2008

    One of the best! Very sweet hearted dogs! They get hip and joint problems at a young age :( Other than they they are GREAT!

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    Mon Feb 11 2008

    Adopted one, a rescue, what a mistake. Don't get me wrong she was sweet, but was never able to get over her bad habits. And trust me we tried. Also, horrible breath, we tried everything from cleaning to raw chicken, nothing worked. They are a very needy breed, which works great for some. She went to a better home after 5 years of trying hard.

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    Sun Aug 19 2007

    I'm a converted greyhound lover. I am not even a dog person. I've always been a cat person and my wife and I have had two cats for many years. She always wanted a dog and I refused to entertain the idea. I jokingly said to her "if you can find a dog that won't lick me, won't shed, won't stink, won't jump on me, won't bark, won't hurt our cats, non-aggressive, and can sit still for at least 5 minutes we'll talk about getting one." She literally read books on breeds and finally one day said that a greyhound would be the perfect dog for us (for her). For about a year she talked to me about it. Finally I relented and we went to the closest shelter at the Birmingham AL race track and picked one out. His name is Dempster (his racing name that we decided to keep) and to me there could not be a better dog. He is all those things I thought a dog couldn't be. He's loving and affectionate, but not sloppy about it like other dogs. He hops around and wants a good rubbin' when you first g... Read more

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    Tue Jul 18 2006

    As an owner of 4 greyhounds throughout the past 10 years, I wanted to dispel some of the myths I am reading in the review of the greyhound. While I am certainly no expert on greyhounds, in addition to owning my own I regularly volunteer at a local greyhound rescue and have had personal contact with hundreds of them. As one of the reviewers mentioned below they are the best kept secret. I wish that more people had a better understanding of this wonderful breed of dogs. Perhaps if they did then more dogs would be adopted annually and saved from certain death. Unfortunately all too many of them meet this death and it has not always been in the most humane ways (via lethal injection). Many have been shot, bludgeoned, hung, left in desserts to starve (with their muzzle still on), sold to laboratories for research and just about any other form of torture you can think of. The good news is that over the years things have gotten a little better for these dogs. Thanks to some regulations to he... Read more

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    Mon Jul 17 2006

    I would like to dispell some of the things I have read on the review of the "greyhound". I am on my 4th greyhound and while not an "expert" by any means, I have spent much time over the years volunteering at a local greyhound rescue. First of all, most retired racing greyhound NEVER find a home. They are breed specifically for human greed...period. In years past upwards of 50,000+ greyhounds were put to death. Many of them didn't die peacefully via lethal injection. Instead they were hung, shot, bludgeoned, left in the desserts to starve and every other form of torture you can imagine. Today thanks to the help of local rescue organizations and a better partnership between race tracks and the rescues, many more greyhounds find loving and caring homes. Greyhounds are really not high maintance, spooky or even that quirky. Most have never really been "abused" but have had a very different life living in a small crate on shredded newspaper without toys and chewy bones to pass the time. Th... Read more

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    Thu Apr 13 2006

    Greyhounds are the BEST! If there was a picture next to "love" in the dictionary it would have a greyhound in it. Yes they are funny looking, but once you get to know one you will see them as the most beautiful dog ever.

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    Wed Apr 12 2006

    I have to admit that when I first met our retired racer, I thought she looked evil ugly. After getting to know her, I became to see "Dash" differently. What a fantastic dog! Very intelligent, extremely sweet and very thoughtful dog. I will definitely get another retired racer after we move into a home with more property. They love to run. Another great attribute of the greyhound is that they don't bark much, if at all. "Dash" died a couple of years ago. Still miss her as she was by far one of the most remarkable dogs I ever met.

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    Mon Oct 03 2005

    Super couch potatoes! Yet friendly, clean, and worthy of loving homes after mostly-traumatic lives in the racing industry.

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    Mon Sep 06 2004

    **RETIRED RACERS ARE THE BEST KEPT SECRET! -no doggy odor-greyt with kids-low maint.-sleek yet muscular, sophisticated, aerodynamically built. They take up less space and eat less than other dogs of the same size. They are cat-like( like to rub up against you) and quiet.These are NOT hyper dogs, only the opposite! But they need to remain on-leash at all times(they do not know street dangers!) They put on quite a show in the backyard then become couch potatoes in the house.Very loving.

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    Tue Jan 20 2004

    My twin sister happens to be a veterinarian and is always recommending a subset of this breed -- the Italian Greyhound -- as her very favorite dog. This miniature breed is very gentle, doesn't shed, and needs little grooming. Italian Greyhounds are very affectionate with human companions, although somewhat more aloof with strangers. Great around children and other pets. As puppies, they don't have big bladders. However, Italian Greyhounds can thrive in both city apartments and countryside living.

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    Sat Jun 21 2003

    omg like they look so anorexic!!!!!11111

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    Fri Feb 21 2003

    I shared the popular misconception about greyhounds - that you need a lot of space to have one. It turns out that greyhounds truly are 45 mph couch potatoes. I have two female greyhounds (Olive and Dani) and two cats (Bruiser and Gannon). Believe it or not the dogs sleep more than the cats do! I have had pets my entire life and I have to tell you that my greyhounds have filled a space in my heart that I never realized was empty.

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    Thu Dec 06 2001

    This is a beautiful breed- so slick and graceful. If I was to ever have a dog ( I confess I'm more of a cat person) I'd seriously consider having a greyhound, and I'd adopt it from one of those Greyhound Rescue societies, which salvages retired racing dogs. From what I've seen about them, they are very sweet, gentle and friendly animals who just want a loving home. Looks like they need a lot of space to move around in, though!

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    Fri Jul 27 2001

    I think of Santa's Little Helper, speed, and hugging their skinny little bodies. If only they weren't so ugly...

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    Thu Sep 21 2000

    Very sweet dogs. Poor bastards just happen to be fast and that, for most of them, has determined their life paths. Luckily most of them find nice homes in their "retirement". Where I live there are tons of Greyhounds. As far as I know they all come through rescue programs and although they arrive looking like whipped mutts they seem to live pretty happy lives with their new owners. I think it takes a certain kind of person to want a Greyhound, a lot of people see them and think they're ugly but I think they're very refined looking and sleek. The funny thing is though that most of them really do just hang out and sleep most of the time. Easily walked on a leash, I've never seen one pulling their owners around and even in the park a lot of them just stroll around with an occasional burst of speed.

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    Sat Apr 22 2000

    I get a kick out of watching these guys run with such joyful abandon at the park. Great addition to any doggy-playgroup. Rather bizarre-looking, but most that I have met have been very sweet and affectionate.

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    Fri Apr 14 2000

    Believe it or not, most greyhounds are couch potatoes! My retired racer thoroughly enjoyed lounging around the house and being a companion dog. He was the most gentle, sensitive dog I have ever met. If I get another dog, it will definitely be a greyhound.

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    Wed Apr 12 2000

    Because I don't own one I can't report on what it's like to live with a Greyhound. But I can report that my mutt loves to play in the park with grey hounds. Most of them are rescue dogs that start out shy and slow that warm up in just a few minutes into curious and active animals!

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    Mon Apr 10 2000

    Really cool, sleek dogs. The way they move reminds me of the creatures in the Alien movies. Definitely not for everyone, though. Very easily spooked, high maintenance, and quirky.