Pointy hounds include- Greyhounds (Grunds) Whippets (Whippys) Lurchers Italian Greyhounds (Iggys) Salukis Afghans And any others I have forgotten. If you are a new pointy hound owner, an old and experienced owner or looking into getting one of these fabulous creatures, come and have a seat (that's not taken up with a hound ).
Moose, we felt that with mistlehound as she had to be watched like a hawk in terms of her housetraining (given her background and lack of it) so everytime she got up, one of us had to, very quickly.... But it was fireworks season so very difficult to spend anytime in the garden...
I keep telling myself it will all be worth it in the end, when we have a well behaved, delightful companion and best friend for Lurcherboy.
We were just saying last night, Pip is already the best trained dog we've ever had at such a young age. Even my Wheaten girl wasn't this well trained this young and she had past her Gold Good Citizen Award at just under a year old. Pip now knows, come, close, sit, down, leave, quiet, off, recalls like a little bullet to the whistle and responds to a positive interrupter. He's such a bright little imp - but of course there are both up and downsides to that.
Saw a horrible dog attack this morning while out with peanut and taffy . The woman was stupid but felt for her as she fell over and was accidentally hit in the face by other dogs lead and was really shaken. The attackee just left her so I went to check on her.
Pippys foster mum sent me a pm today and thinks Pippy sounds perfect for us. She going to take her to a friend with cats to test her next week and let me know.
Bit worried about the walkers creek rescue as we can't actually find where they are and their site has no address. They don't post any pictures on the site either. Haven't spoken to dh about going without him yet!
I'm hoping Pippy is THE one for you. Are you exhausted from dog searching/researching/registering? I'm shattered from window shopping for one.
Think my dog may have finally got the hang of actually bringing the ball back to me once I've thrown it. She usually runs off and strips the coating off and then squashes it tio it bursts. Ver ver irritating. And costly.
Peanut - we had a dog that could kill a tennis ball in 20 mins. She would then be really careful, and have a squishy tennis ball that she could squeeze every 10 secs or so (and make a squeezed tennis ball letting out air noise) for days, and days, and days - until it finally would succumb and start dropping to bits at which point it was torn up thoroughly. For throwing we had to use the heavy rubber ones. Which she then dropped down the boiler air intake pipe (several) or rabbit holes (also several) when she peered down....
We had another volley of fireworks this evening. Mistlehound was not impressed.