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I think i might need to come too and chuck in a lurcher!

I saw some lovely scruffy stag pups on scumtree, but as usual in the middle of nowhere in Victoria :laugh:

there is a woman on facebook trying to find a home for her whippet/staghound. It's a roughcoated dog. I hope this link works. https://www.facebook.com/groups/WarrandyteBusinessCommunity/permalink/812627832211890/

But yes, it's in Vic.

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I have an image /dream of an older me, & a cat (that is non negotiable) & a smallish , bright dog

I've/we've owned lots of dogs- from mini foxies to Rotties /worked closely with a good selection , including the beautiful and sensuous whippets,the large and interesting Bouviers and the solid, dependable labs ....

there's only two which are often in my mind.

Chinese crested

Frenchies ..once, in my previous life I was * * this close to owning one .... dear Poppy , with her smiling little face ...

That's all .

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I've loved Ibizan Hounds, ever since I saw one, 30 or more years ago, in perfect Sphinx posture during the Down Stay in obedience competition. Unfortunately, commonsense says "No" -- I don't have time or resources to cope with a sight-hound (plus) that can soar over 5 foot fences. Speaking of soaring over fences, google "Ibizan Hound jumping" for some pictures of sheer beauty.

My boss has two and while they are stunning to look at, they are the most skittish dogs I've ever met. They were socialised and treated like normal dogs, but nobody except my boss can get near them. And if they are at the park and get a fright, they just take off. One sighthound breed that I have definitely crossed off my list!

Here is my Borzoi with one of my boss' s Ibizans:

20160830_162953.jpg

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I've loved Ibizan Hounds, ever since I saw one, 30 or more years ago, in perfect Sphinx posture during the Down Stay in obedience competition. Unfortunately, commonsense says "No" -- I don't have time or resources to cope with a sight-hound (plus) that can soar over 5 foot fences. Speaking of soaring over fences, google "Ibizan Hound jumping" for some pictures of sheer beauty.

My boss has two and while they are stunning to look at, they are the most skittish dogs I've ever met. They were socialised and treated like normal dogs, but nobody except my boss can get near them. And if they are at the park and get a fright, they just take off. One sighthound breed that I have definitely crossed off my list!

Here is my Borzoi with one of my boss' s Ibizans:

20160830_162953.jpg

Oooh but they are beautiful!

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I just want more and more sighthounds. :) I have the IGs and the Greyhound and now the Borzoi. Next on my wishlist is an Afghan.

what your want/wish list should be is more time, to enjoy them fully. Then you could take your sighthound team coursing. At this stage it would have to be to NSW or SA but how much fun would that be! I'd love to see you walking the whole team.

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My boss has two and while they are stunning to look at, they are the most skittish dogs I've ever met. They were socialised and treated like normal dogs, but nobody except my boss can get near them. And if they are at the park and get a fright, they just take off. One sighthound breed that I have definitely crossed off my list!

Here is my Borzoi with one of my boss' s Ibizans:

20160830_162953.jpg

Oh that's a shame! I know a few of them here (the country's entire population of beezers live quite near by!) and they aren't skittish. Aloof yes, but not worried about stuff and their owners take them off lead and do stuff with them like normal dogs :D

Just so beautiful!!

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I just want more and more sighthounds. :) I have the IGs and the Greyhound and now the Borzoi. Next on my wishlist is an Afghan.

what your want/wish list should be is more time, to enjoy them fully. Then you could take your sighthound team coursing. At this stage it would have to be to NSW or SA but how much fun would that be! I'd love to see you walking the whole team.

I often take all the hounds out walking. :) Not hugely interested in lure coursing at this stage, maybe one day.

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I just want more and more sighthounds. :) I have the IGs and the Greyhound and now the Borzoi. Next on my wishlist is an Afghan.

what your want/wish list should be is more time, to enjoy them fully. Then you could take your sighthound team coursing. At this stage it would have to be to NSW or SA but how much fun would that be! I'd love to see you walking the whole team.

I often take all the hounds out walking. :) Not hugely interested in lure coursing at this stage, maybe one day.

That would be quite a sight now. I bet you get lots of people asking about them all.

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I've loved Ibizan Hounds, ever since I saw one, 30 or more years ago, in perfect Sphinx posture during the Down Stay in obedience competition. Unfortunately, commonsense says "No" -- I don't have time or resources to cope with a sight-hound (plus) that can soar over 5 foot fences. Speaking of soaring over fences, google "Ibizan Hound jumping" for some pictures of sheer beauty.

My boss has two and while they are stunning to look at, they are the most skittish dogs I've ever met. They were socialised and treated like normal dogs, but nobody except my boss can get near them. And if they are at the park and get a fright, they just take off. One sighthound breed that I have definitely crossed off my list!

Here is my Borzoi with one of my boss' s Ibizans:

20160830_162953.jpg

That's a shame. I don't think they have to be skittish. The "perfect Sphinx" I saw was competing in Open class obedience, which means that it was reasonably trainable, and not too flighty to stay still for off-lead stand-for-examination.

I'd love to see a picture of your Borzoi running.

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