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    I agree Nattylou! Once you've had a grey, you will be hooked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreysAreGreat View Post
    I agree Nattylou! Once you've had a grey, you will be hooked!
    Stop tempting me!

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    Yes you should also check your states legislation,example here all greyhounds must be muzzled and leashed in public,so cant run off leash unless they are dogs who have passed the temp testing from the GAP program, these dgs are exempted from the ontrol legislation.

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    This is also true in the ACT.

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    Anyone have an idea on Vic laws?

    Are greyhounds aggressive or is it their size that makes people nervous?

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    I'm not sure of the exact report, but a couple of months ago Greyhounds came out as the LEAST agressive dog - I'd beleive that too, I've never had one even raise a lip at me, as in general I'd say they are quite timid dogs.

    The general public still have the wrong impression about them, they wear a muzzle so must be agressive, yet the muzzle goes back to outdated legislation that should be abolished. They also think they need loads of exercise, yet they only need a couple of quick runs a day to break the tedium of lying on the couch!

    Of course, like any breed there are exceptions, and it is a case of matching the right dog to the right home.

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    a nice long lead to run around with
    A bit risky with greyhounds, because when they start running, they’re at speed in three paces.
    We let our greyhound loose at the beach, and she always returns, even after runs and plays with other dogs.


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    Yes unfortunately a muzzle is required in WA too. Bloody stupid Mind you I have never seen one muzzled here!

    I only a grey for the first time last year. I didn't realise how big they really are! I have seen one at the local park do zoomies and she was great to watch.
    They do sound like the perfect dog (apart from not letting them off the lead, but that's just me, I like the idea of letting my dog run free).

    TBH I'm worried a boxer might be a bit too full on, but I think like many things you'd just get used to it....I hope lol.


    Edit - Mop your girl is beautiful

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    I am a recent convert to sighthounds - past two years. I had Kelpies before that.

    But I've got to say that whippets fit in with my lifestyle extremely well.

    I've camped with my whippets and they have been off-leash all day, crated at night. but having said that I did scope the area first to make sure there where no rabbits or even evidence of rabbits.

    They like the beach and I've think the reason they do so well there is that when they chase a flock of seagulls they give up once the birds get too high because they realise that there will be another flock back in the direction they have just come from.

    If however it was a rabbit, rat or something similar there is no way they would stop the chase.

    You have to anticipate what they might find or see before letting them off leash.

    But having said all that 15 minutes of flat out running and they are content to come home.

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    I only ever let Tony off the lead in a fenced area, luckily we have a 2 acre block next door in which he can have a run in.

    I wouldnt recommend letting them off the lead otherwise, once they are off and running theres no catching them.

    Great pets, very friendly and easy to look after.

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