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    Quote Originally Posted by WhippetGrappler View Post
    My kind of DOG!!
    Yeah, but when we roll around he has no idea how to protect his legs! I get a single leg every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M Richardson View Post
    Ban - whooooooooo boy, do you and your wife want two completely different styles of dogs! While I can go on for hours about the attributes of greyhounds (stop me when I start in on healing the sick and changing water into beer) I won't detail their wonders here. Let me know if you are interested and I will put some info about them on here.
    You are aware of the basic personality of the Schipperke, right? I went to wikipedia to refresh my memory on them - I had memories of them really being a handful. They are beautiful dogs, but (from Wikipedia) "Known for a stubborn, mischievous, and headstrong temperament, it also chases small animals. The Schipperke is sometimes referred to as the 'little black fox', the 'Tasmanian black devil', or the 'little black devil'." Also, they are known to be barkers, very animal agressive, and difficult to work with for first-time owners. Good luck!
    We had one growing up, and my dad has one. I'm very familiar with the breed, and they are manageable, as long as you take control of them.

    They're very good dogs when managed properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ban basketball View Post
    We had one growing up, and my dad has one. I'm very familiar with the breed, and they are manageable, as long as you take control of them.

    They're very good dogs when managed properly.
    That is true of all dogs! Somebody has to be the Alpha for the pack. The only reason I even mentioned it is that my step-sister got a Corgi (because they are cuuuuuuute) and has attempted to use management by whining. The dog now runs the house and is, for me, really unpleasant to be around. When people talk about adopting certain breeds I tend to over-react in warning. I have a co-worker who insisted on a Jack Russell - with absolutely no dog experience. And then decided that professional training was too expensive. They are going through doggy hell - but won't listen. I expect that dog to wind up at a rescue eventually.

    R.I.P. Cyrano and Roxanne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M Richardson View Post
    That is true of all dogs! Somebody has to be the Alpha for the pack. The only reason I even mentioned it is that my step-sister got a Corgi (because they are cuuuuuuute) and has attempted to use management by whining. The dog now runs the house and is, for me, really unpleasant to be around. When people talk about adopting certain breeds I tend to over-react in warning. I have a co-worker who insisted on a Jack Russell - with absolutely no dog experience. And then decided that professional training was too expensive. They are going through doggy hell - but won't listen. I expect that dog to wind up at a rescue eventually.
    My dad was in the dog business for 30 years, so we grew up around a lot of dogs. That's why I have a good idea of how to andle them too, even though I've been around very few greyhounds.
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    We have three pets. Two cats and a dog. My wife took in a stray cat about fifteen years ago and our dog and new cat were adopted at the ARL. We don't know what breeds are in our dog. When she was young she looked like the labs that were in here kennel with her and that's what the ARL said she was. We took her into a private room to play with her and she pee'd all over us. We knew we couldnt leave without her after that. Plus I thought I could take her pheasant hunting. A couple of days later we took her to the vet to have her looked over. The vet said there was probably very little lab in her and said she was probably a mix of whippet, doberman and something else that I can no longer remember. I was a little disappointed that I wouldnt be able to hunt with her at first but now I could care less. She's my first dog and the sweetest dog I could ever imagine. She's completely spoiled but very affectionate and very easy going. Fast as hell too. She's always the fastest dog at the dog park. She's a complete sprinter. Never does more than two or three sprints before she becomes bored with it. Her temperment is that of a greyhound. We've looked into the greyhound adoption place in just outside of Des Moines but decided against it until we get a bigger place to live. But we will surely be doing it at some point down the road. I don't hunt that much anymore anyway.
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