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What do you goys think about adopting a retired racing greyhound?

Any experience with this?
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Moot is that you?
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>>2067227
that's what I was thinking...
like damn, moot. Stop posting this shit every three years. We're sick of it.
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>>2067227
>>2067228
I am unfamiliar with this meme.

I only come to this board to tell people not to let their cats outside desu
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>>2067232
You should be telling people to use a q-tip
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>>2067307
Stop memeing me
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pls respond
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>>2067223
my neighbor had two, they make race tracks out of your back yard and need constant exercise, but very good dogs
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>>2067835
It depends on the dog. Some NEED to run daily. Others will run occasionally or if you instigate it. I had one that never ran, not once. They do love going for walks and are trained to walk on a leash when you get them. Remember they're sprinters, not marathon runners. 2-3 mile walk and they're exhausted.
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>>2067835
Greyhounds are pretty low energy. However, they DO a need space to run. That's really it. They're chill, clean, and quiet otherwise. They don't need vigorous exercise, just a big yard to run in daily and a few walks a week. Obviously, young dogs are the exception, but most rescued greys aren't young.
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>>2067223

Ex-racers are surprisingly well trained and well behaved in all ways except toilet discipline (because they're used to concrete kennels with drains...). Even then most are very trainable - keen to please.

Not always the smartest dogs, and sometimes very neurotic, but most are super-chill. Few congenital issues until very late in life as per any dog. They don't normally need much walking, but do benefit from somewhere to run like a mad bastard from time to time - they quickly tire. Pretty good apartment dog so long as you have time to walk them at least twice a day - happy to sleep the rest of the time.

Not always cat/small dog friendly, as per most sight-hounds.

Love mine - an 8YO female who started life as a lurcher rather than racer, but same principles apply. Lovely doggo.
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>>2067924
Nice, if I don't have a yard would daily dog park trips suffice?
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>>2067227
I don't get it
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>>2068019
that's because you're new.

most people here probably don't get it.
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>>2067930

So long as you get the whole "it's a dog and so you can't just park it for 23 hours a day" then yeah, IME a couple of decent trips out per day *minimum* should suffice for exercise, but s/he'll need suitable toileting arrangements in-between. An ex-racer will deal with this better than a dog sourced from anywhere else.
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>>2067842
>I had one that never ran, not once.

Niggas prolly tired of the bullshit.
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>>2067223
We had an ex racer

Great dog, no complaints, he was lazy as shit though which was a good thing I guess
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>>2068020
how is it funny?
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>>2067223

10 reasons For and 10 reasons Against - excellent article here: www.retiredracinggreyhounds.com/10reasons.html
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>>2067223
Every greyhound I ever met was super gentle and great on a leash. Some seem rather gassy.
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>>2068260
That was the joke. He said screw it, I'm retired. Never again.
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>>2067878
>a few walks a week.
People don't walk their dogs daily over there?
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>>2070997

I walk my grey 2-3 times daily minimum, plus a spell of off-the-leash romping in the garden. Not all need or want that much, but 1 walk a day is the bare minimum for any healthy doggo.
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>>2071149
>2-3 times daily minimum
You're either NEET or work from home
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>>2071176

the latter - and I need the exercise more than she does...
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