Originally Posted by UnfilteredDregs
I like dogs too...but my cats are fascinating creatures... I have Foundation Bengals... Asian Leopard Cat hybrids. I may take the next step and get an actual ALC...I'd need to build a nice enclosure though...
I'd actually love to have dogs again, but I don't have much in the way of land, and my favorite breed will always be German Shepherds.
Big dogs = big yard. Lots of training too, but you can't beat the kind of security two big Shepherds can provide...
Someday...When the kid is done with college and I can move to greener pasture.
Let me use your Big Dogs need big yards to
Greyhounds are biggish dogs
Females come from the track at 50 lbs but in short order eat their way to 70 lbs
Males arrive at 60lbs and usually weight 75-85 lbs in short order
But Greyhounds LIVE SMALL- need no more than an apartment(with some goodwill sourced bedding material on the floor-or some are fond of futons or beds,but we draw the line at sleeping with a 70 lb bad breath mutt)
And they DON'T need lots of exercise or a big yard.
Granted they look Extremely athletic-like Gigantic Jack Russells ,but they are not big on un-necessary exercise
Yeah a few walks-normal lengths- is about it.
They are LOW ENERGY couch potatoes-forget running for fun-they will occasionally at the dog park,
but they don't get carried away with it
Adopt a greyhound- a small apartment is just fine for them-
1)They are hearty-none of the genetic problems of other big breeds-rarely ill other than delicate somewhat sensitive skin
2)NO DOGGY ODOR!! Yeah-hard to believe,but they only smell doggy immediately after running, or when they are wet-your house won't "smell like dog"
3)Not much shedding
4) Rarely rarely bite a human-and maybe 1/2 are cat safe-probably bite fewer humans than any other breed-human aggression seems to have been bred out of them-so
5)Much more handsome/beautiful than the neighbor's dog-no matter the breed-greyhounds are more "attractive"-yes this is shallow of me-but thought I would mention it
So adopt a greyhound- one up your neighbor-sorta like Putin vs GB2 !!
PS They are great car travelers