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Kirislin   
On 28/04/2019 at 6:02 PM, stellnme said:

Beautiful little darlings.  I so miss my Italian Greyhound girl. :(

Get another one.

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stellnme   
19 hours ago, Kirislin said:

Get another one.

Hopefully soon. I adopted mine as an old dog when she needed a new home.  Unfortunately I didn't have enough time with her.  Just got to get through a few life  events first and I will be looking for another girl in the same situation .  Once you've had one, you have to have another. :)

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Kirislin   
6 hours ago, stellnme said:

Hopefully soon. I adopted mine as an old dog when she needed a new home.  Unfortunately I didn't have enough time with her.  Just got to get through a few life  events first and I will be looking for another girl in the same situation .  Once you've had one, you have to have another. :)

I always admire those kind people like you who are willing to take on an older dog, knowing your time together will be limited.  

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Hey all, long time since I've visited DOL :o So my partner wants a little dog, I want a greyhound, so an iggy seems like a reasonable dog for us. :laugh: 

It would mainly be a companion for him, as I often take the big dogs away and leave boyfriend  home alone.  

 

My dogs do lure coursing and I'd love for future iggy to give that a go too.  Are there any breeders who breed a more athletic / robust type of iggy that would enjoy some activity but mainly snoozing ?

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On 5/14/2019 at 7:35 PM, Esky the husky said:

Hey all, long time since I've visited DOL :o So my partner wants a little dog, I want a greyhound, so an iggy seems like a reasonable dog for us. :laugh: 

It would mainly be a companion for him, as I often take the big dogs away and leave boyfriend  home alone.  

 

My dogs do lure coursing and I'd love for future iggy to give that a go too.  Are there any breeders who breed a more athletic / robust type of iggy that would enjoy some activity but mainly snoozing ?

I'd recommend a whippet for an inexperienced sighthound owner and for someone who wants to do lure coursing and have a more robust type of dog.  Some whippets come in at 12 or so kilos (Iggy Rescue just rehomed one). Break an Iggy's leg and it's around $7,000 to fix, easily done

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On 5/14/2019 at 7:35 PM, Esky the husky said:

Hey all, long time since I've visited DOL :o So my partner wants a little dog, I want a greyhound, so an iggy seems like a reasonable dog for us. :laugh: 

It would mainly be a companion for him, as I often take the big dogs away and leave boyfriend  home alone.  

 

My dogs do lure coursing and I'd love for future iggy to give that a go too.  Are there any breeders who breed a more athletic / robust type of iggy that would enjoy some activity but mainly snoozing ?

Hi Esky

There are now a number of IG's Lure Coursing around the country and there are also a number of the hardy European lines about. 

I would suggest contacting Shantiah IG's and Claire can point you in the right direction.

If you want a glimpse of what they can so, google the European Lure Coursing Championships, they are amazing little creatures.

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1 hour ago, WreckitWhippet said:

Hi Esky

There are now a number of IG's Lure Coursing around the country and there are also a number of the hardy European lines about. 

I would suggest contacting Shantiah IG's and Claire can point you in the right direction.

If you want a glimpse of what they can so, google the European Lure Coursing Championships, they are amazing little creatures.

Thanks, I had the pleasure of meeting a bunch at a coursing meeting in Bendigo last month. That was pretty exciting as I've never seen one come out in SA .

 

To the people that have suggested whopper my boyfriend is pretty adamant about having a small dog I think 12kg+ Is pushing it. I'll make sure he gets pet insurance or has enough in savings for any mishaps. If it ends up being too risky the dog doesn't need to course

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On 6/19/2019 at 1:36 PM, Esky the husky said:

Thanks, I had the pleasure of meeting a bunch at a coursing meeting in Bendigo last month. That was pretty exciting as I've never seen one come out in SA .

 

To the people that have suggested whopper my boyfriend is pretty adamant about having a small dog I think 12kg+ Is pushing it. I'll make sure he gets pet insurance or has enough in savings for any mishaps. If it ends up being too risky the dog doesn't need to course

I was talking to Shantiah this morning and she said to get in touch. She had quite a few that would Lure Course back when the Afghan Club were running LC in NSW and this included Pirate, litter brother of Dogmad's Diamond. 

 

 

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