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    Greyhounds as pets

    Dumb fucking journalists trying to get a headline!

    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-0...38?pfmredir=sm

    Rant on!

    This "journalist" is a fucking moron! They've done no research, at all, so I can't even say that their objectivity is skewed as they have none!

    Greyhounds, and sighthounds, are the oldest breed of dog, greyhounds or salukis existed with the pharaohs. They have been with us so long.

    Greyhounds don't attack or maul people, if you're bigger than a rabbit they just want a cuddle.

    Most greyhounds that go through as suitable pets go through a rigorous foster process and there is a very intense temperament test before GAP will release them for adoption.

    I have never heard of any attack, fatal or otherwise, by a sighthound, this is salukis, Afghans, greyhounds, whippets, Italian greyhounds, wolfhounds, borzois, steerhounds...

    They simply don't attack people! There might be nips or snaps but I'm more frightened of Maltese Schitzus! A sighthound has never tried to bite my nipple off!
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    Did you read the article?

    Cliff notes:

    A VET says not all ex racing Greyhounds are suitable as family pets. And some others are better suited to experienced dog owners.

    A city council's head of animal management said there's been no increase in incidents in his area.

    What are you upset about?

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    A former colleague adopted a greyhound and within a few days it had attacked him and his wife on separate occasions. They returned it. Your argument that 'they' (as in every single existing greyhound) don't attack is a bit broad. Any and every dog is capable of attacking and especially if the dog is coming through some trauma.

    Yes, even sausage dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTJ View Post
    A former colleague adopted a greyhound and within a few days it had attacked him and his wife on separate occasions. They returned it. Your argument that 'they' (as in every single existing greyhound) don't attack is a bit broad. Any and every dog is capable of attacking and especially if the dog is coming through some trauma.

    Yes, even sausage dogs.

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    Thatís how we got our mini sausage dog when I was in my early teens. Friends of ours had it with their 4 year old son and it bit the kid after heíd jumped on the dogs back. Our friends didnít want to put it down so gave it to us. Never had a problem with it but there were no young kids in our house.

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    BOFH.

    It's okay dude. Someone wrote something somewhere that you don't like. It's not the end of the world. Write in a way that changes opinion, not in a way that sensationalises the topic with an exclamation-ridden opinion of your own.

    I believe the article misses the real issue: Greyhounds should be adopted through appropriately trained and experienced rehoming programs such as Greyhounds As Pets. They ensure that these gentle natured dogs haven't been fucked up by their trainer and so are safe for adoption.

    I've spent a little time with the people at GAP and have seen that some dogs are absolutely not ready to be adopted at the end of their racing lives. These very few dogs are identified by GAP and not released for adoption.
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    As stated all dogs can attack...I heard about a golden retriever that bit the owners grand kid....he must have doen something to the dog as they are the most docile of breeds. Stupid owners put the dog up for adoption instead of getting rid of the kid.
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    I like greyhounds. We get a few come into work, and apart from the dribble they're awesome. Good nature, calm, and just smoochy enough to not cross the line into gross territory. Gorgeous animals
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    I'm considering adopting one myself

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    Rescue dogs, like any dogs, come with their own traits and personalities; and it can take some time for those behaviours to become obvious. This is why rescue/adoption services have a trial period to make sure the dog fits the home/home fits the dog. Don't be afraid to say the fit isn't good as another home may fit better.

    It's funny how breed behaviours manifest. Our new arrival Aster is an Am-Staff cross, and as a pound rescue the cross is a bit of a guess. But the vet spotted some German Short-Haired Pointer traits in her coat and colour, which seems reinforced by her eye colour. This is FURTHER reinforced by her near obsession with our parrot - something we have to stay on top of at all times .

    Point being, ALL dogs, rescue or otherwise, will have their foibles - the advantage of a rescue is the support and options when it comes to giving them a suitable home. Just some food for thought.
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    Mario's old bluey died and he went and got a greyhound "Gerry"

    Gerry is great up the park,no lead no muzzle and very laid back and sociable

    great dog !


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    I have worked with an animal behaviourist doing his PHD research and it was a great experience. We have at home a rescue dog and it is being treated by him for anxiety issues. He told us this is common on rescued dogs he treats.

    Statistics on dog breed and attacks is generally inconclusive. No one really knows which breed was responsible for the bite in a mixed breed, many people who report dog bites are mistaken on the breed and in a locality where one breed of dog is over represented it will naturally show a higher incidence of bites for that breed.

    Media further distorts the truth by reports to stereotype the breeds responsible. Any dog that is not correctly socialised in its early stages can have behavioural issues. Sometimes this will take effort to change or manage later in the dogs life.

    I have in my time investigated over 300 dog attacks and no greyhounds were reported to us however they were not really seen in numbers as pets then. Any dog can bite in certain circumstances and humans can also learn some basic dog language to reduce the incidence of being bitten. I developed a training course on this that I have just shelved after delivering it for many years.

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