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    Alrighty guy,
    I'm stuck between getting a cavalier king charles spaniel and a greyhound.
    if you would like more info, it can be found here: http://www.dogforum.com.au/general-d...161-breed.html

    Although my family would be away for work/school I'll be taking a 2 months break to look after the pup I'm worried if a cavalier would get distressed at the lack of human interaction when I resume my normal scheduel. If I start anxiety training and things like that would it be better?

    The greyhound seems better alternative but I'm unsure about how a adult dog would settle into our home. Don't they have to be muzzeled in public?

    Any advice is apprieciated, especially if you are a breeder of the breed

    Thanks!

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    I think you said before, but how long will the dog stay home alone on an average day?

    I'm pretty sure not all greyhounds need to be muzzled. I would contact one of the greyhound rescue organisations and ask them some questions.

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    Just my opinion....But taking time off and then returning to work is going worsen an already unstable/anxious dog/pup.

    Why purchase an animal that is unstable?

    Re muzzling a grey in public, what state are you in and who would it be purchased from, like a rescue or one failed on track from breeder/owner?

    Already regretting my reply....Flame suit at the ready...

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    You're in QLD, aren't you? Found this: http://www.greyhoundpets.org.au/publ...tGreyhound.jpg

    You might want to read their FAQs too (menu on the left): GAP - GAP Flyers

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    Cavaliers do better when there is someone at home most of the day.. or at least with another dog to keep them company,

    Greyhounds are great and they do need a muzzle, but not because of aggression.. it's simply because of their prey drive and speed.

    Maybe a Whippet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chipps View Post
    Just my opinion....But taking time off and then returning to work is going worsen an already unstable/anxious dog/pup.

    Why purchase an animal that is unstable?

    Re muzzling a grey in public, what state are you in and who would it be purchased from, like a rescue or one failed on track from breeder/owner?

    Already regretting my reply....Flame suit at the ready...

    edited....
    My Cavalier isn't unstable... just incredibly daft.

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    If you live in Vic and got your greyhound through Rescue, it won't have to be muzzled. i am not sure about other states. My friend have theirs in Vic.

    I think Rescue is wonderful in matching a dog that would suit your environment. Go and talk to them. They could probably answer lots of your questions.

    Also agree that you are better starting as you aim to be with the dog in the future. So being home 24/7 initially and then leaving it for many hours will be worse. hough with puppies it is often good to have a period of potty training. But again leave them for period in between, sothat they are not to stressed when you are suddenly away when you go back to work.

    I like both your choices, but I always have a soft spot for someone taking a Rescue.

    The greyhounds I have met all seem such happy relaxed dogs.

    We get a couple at our kennel Club, because their owner does Greyhound rescue.
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