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Message posted by weegmack on 27/1/2014 at 11:08am
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Hello there! Anyone out there got a greyhound? We rescued one 2 weeks ago and he is a wee angel. His name's Danny.

He HATES walking in the rain - anyone else find this. And boy is he LAZY!!!



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Message posted by Jax365 on 27/1/2014 at 11:32am
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Yes, I've had three - all lurcher crosses with greyhound. They are the most lovable, lazy, and haters of rain, as you say! Although they will follow you anywhere if they have to. Mine all had raincoats - they wouldn't even go out into the garden for a wee without their coats on!

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I have not had one myself but my pal has. They were both lovely dogs, very lazy after a walk or in the case of the younger one a good run. They did not care for the rain much either. Very loyal dogs as well.

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Jax365 - that's reassuring! He's so funny. He has a lovely fleecy-lined, waterproof coat and he literally has to be tempted along our road with a treat until he finally gives in and starts walking - head hanging and everything!

In between walks, he is so placid and just snoozes away (loves lying on his back, with legs in the air!) and if I'm busy about the house, he's like my wee shadow. I am very impressed with how gentle he is. I bought him a fleece to wear around the house and it definitely keeps him cosy and comfy - especially when I have to go out for short periods. I would love to post a pic, but don't know how?

Kiyasmum - I think I'm beginning to see the loyalty now. It will probably take him a couple more weeks to realise that he's staying with us! But what a welcome I get, when I come in from being out!

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You may find his personality changes a wee bit when he's sure of staying on. It usually takes approx 6 weeks for their true selves to show through. Even then, he won't be that much different, Greyhounds are usually calm and placid, easy to please and undemanding.

I've only ever known one that wasn't - it was a pure black female that was the most aggressive dog I have ever seen, the vet and local dog trainers reckoned she was psychologically damaged beyond belief. The owner eventually had to part with her, very sad. That's the only one I have ever, ever seen like that.

By the way, don't put him a coat on in the house, he won't feel the benefit when he goes out!

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You will identify with this then!

Good luck with yours xx

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I've got a lurcher, mum was half Greyhound, half Bedlington Terrier, dad was a Whippet Can totally agree with duffs54's post. She's a lovely dog, loves a cuddle and will sit on my son's knee on the sofa all night long. she shares a sofa in the kitchen with the cat, if the cat was outside she'd get chased but in the kitchen the cat's in charge.

She is however very naughty, she has to be on a lead if we go outside as she disappears into the nearest hedge in search of rabbits etc. and won't come back till she's good and ready.

She steals anything vaguely edible within reach so food has to go in cupboards, the amount of times i've come downstairs in the morning to find she's had a loaf of bread off the worktop and her and her partner in crime (a lovable labrador who wouldn't ever steal anything) have eaten it. Even things you wouldn't think a dog would like, i've coated food in tobasco sauce and mustard and she's still had it.

She is a beautiful dog but OH doesn't like her and can't understand why I got her in the first place!

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I had a rescue greyhound many years ago but he wasn't house trained and pooped all over the carpet.

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I've had an ex racing Greyhound , now have 2 Lurchers ; Saluki/Greyhound .

Congratulations on your new addition , and we need pictures !!

They are such happy , lazy , funny dogs . I will always have at least one .

Oh and mine don't like rain either , but the youngest will play in water ; and loves running water especially

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Also be aware weegmack they are very good counter surfers no food is safe!

Love them to bits have had 2 mad lurchers, Benson: my first saluki/collie lived till he was 18.5yrs sadly our second Sonny: wolfhound/greyhound was hit by a car at 3yrs, some idiot left our back gate open.

They both lived happily with cats too, they are very special dogs once you have had one they steal your hearts.






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my best friend has just suddenly lost her dog. she is now looking for a short haired bedlington whippit male pup. We live in the midlands can anyone help ????

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Quote: Originally posted by Claire1965 on 27/1/2014my best friend has just suddenly lost her dog. she is now looking for a short haired bedlington whippit male pup. We live in the midlands can anyone help ????



Try Lurcher Link , one of my boys is from there


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Quote: Originally posted by Lurcher Luvva on 27/1/2014
I've had an ex racing Greyhound , now have 2 Lurchers ; Saluki/Greyhound .

Congratulations on your new addition , and we need pictures !!

They are such happy , lazy , funny dogs . I will always have at least one .

Oh and mine don't like rain either , but the youngest will play in water ; and loves running water especially


Looking for a short haired bedlington whippit for my friend who has suddenly lost her 5 year old lurcher /collie greyhound she is heartbroken we have searched the net but so far no look she is from the midlands can u help ???


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Lurchersos

greyhound gap

www.southernlurcherrescue.org.uk

http://www.lurcher.org.uk/

http://www.dogsblog.com/category/lurcher/

http://glwr.org.uk/

Can't seem to add any more workable links, but if you put in Google Lurcher or whatever breed rescues, loads come up.

They also place a lot of the dogs in private homes for fostering, so there could be one close by, I think that they can arrange transport if the dog you like isn't in your area.

But there are loads of lurchers out there looking for homes





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Thanks for your replies I will pass this information on to her.

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My current lurcher, a small whippet x beddlington came from the greyhound gap.

That notice above just reminded me of my last very missed lurcher. If you were eating your tea on a tray and put it down to go and fetch something from the kitchen (like a forgotten cup of tea) the plate would be clean when you got back! I soon learned to take my food with me if I went back to the kitchen for anything, even if it was on the table!


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