Jack is a saluki x collie x greyhound and is just seven months old. I purchased Jack at just nine weeks old and he was just adorable.
Bringing Jack into our family home has made a big difference to our lives. Jack lives at home with a two year old bull x greyhound named Ruby and also a five and a half month old whippet x collie x greyhound named Sky.
Jack is so adorable he is hard to keep up with, with his catchy ways of wanting to be on the sofa at home snuggling to me or my partner. Jack has become a real big hit and a friend to me as my partner tells me most days to pay more attention to her other than the dog. Ha-ha.
Jack has just been introduced to hunting but is taken back with a little confusion on his quarry as my partner keeps those pesky little pets called Rabbits. Jack is very energetic, loves to play fetch, loves his long walks and running especially along side the car as we drive.
Jack is everything anyone could ever want from a dog even if greyhounds are kept as house dogs or family pets these breed of dogs are truly amazing and I would never want to be without Jack by my side.
What a dog to have! Thanks Jack your my little mukka! Comment about Mr Spangles as we call him and make him just as proud of his owners, as his owner is as proud of him.
My name's Marie and I have 2 beautiful dogs, Shep a full pedrigree Border collie, and Tia a Collie-Whippet cross, I think. Tia is a very special dog as for the frist 7 months of her life she was mistreated very badly. She was not let outside, had things thrown at her, way underfed and probably a lot of other things I don't know about or haven't worked out by her reactions. My partner and I have had Tia for a couple of months after Mandi, a lovely lady, rescued her from this terrible home but then could no longer keep her as she has such a bad back. When Mandi first got Tia, she was happy about leaving her old home behind but did not have a clue about right or wrong. She would mess inside, wouldn't walk on the lead and was scared of everything. Mandi did a brilliant job of housebreaking Tia, and used a crate. For 3 months Tia lived with a proper family. Because Tia pulled so much on the lead, Mandi had to find her another home. This was heartbreaking for her and her children. Mandi said she chose my advert from a site called Preloved because all I was looking for was another dog who needed a loving home as a companion for Shep. As we do not have children, I have lots of love, kisses and cuddles to give. We met Tia on a Saturday and she hit it off with me and Shep first time. Sunday we went back and brought her home and I have not regretted it! She is a bit of a handful, but given her first home, I feel lucky to have such a caring dog. She is as affectionate as Shep, and they love nothing more than playing together. I have taught Tia her left and right back and front paws, to look left and right at the road, to stop at the road, roll over, jump, dance, and also to talk. She does this at all hours! Shep knows all of these tricks too so you can imagine the fun... and chaos! But I wouldn't change either of them for anyone! Tia has really come out of her shell, jumping and playing. I am slowly training Tia to heel, and although she is very clever in learning harder tricks, heeling is the hardest thing to teach her. She is still scared of things, some are silly like cups or cushions, or flies, but I think with all the love my partner and I can give her, she will become as settled as Shep is. They are both more like humans than dogs, and they love nothing better than to cuddle up in bed. I would like to ask that if people are looking for a new dog, to take in a rescued dog. They are a lot of hard work and need alot of patience, but everyone deserves a second chance. In the rescue centers they normally teach the dogs basic tricks. I've gone for the hard way, but I've learned so much that I would even think of doing it again once I move to a bigger house :)
Lola captured our heart at a kill shelter. We found her listed as a Corgi mix while in the search for a playmate for our own Corgi/Beagle mix. She appeared so malnourished at 15lbs and did not have the typical Corgi barrel chest. However, we saw her and fell in love.
Her coat is a tiger brindle of the likes we'd never seen. She's a Velcro dog, who is content only when laying on our near us, prefers to spend 80% of her time sleeping on us with the other 20% flying like the wind with unbelievable grace. She also has a great Houdini escape act. A lease is a must.
She is incredibly loyal and yet aloof in a crowd, often called our little space cadet. Despite feeding her twice the amount as our other dog, Lola stays lean with the body build of a Whippet. Her head however, is more like a Corgi or Border Collie, with her coat of medium length and coarser than a Whippets coat.
She is incredibly smart with a superb case of selective hearing but the best cuddlier anyone could imagine. We can't imagine our life without her. She is our Corgi boy's 'long legged lady Lola'...by 1.5 inches.
We adopted Belle (a whippet mix, we think) from a shelter that had rescued her just as she became next in line to be euthanized somewhere in Tennessee.
A shepherd mix, said the i.d. under her photo on their website.
I saw how lean she was, and how fantastically ethereal and how she ran like a long gauze shawl blowing in the wind, silently, and how she disappeared into the colors of the trees and bushes in the evening.
Like a ballerina in the house, here on the sofa, there on the rug, stretching up to the counter to see the baby robin we are feeding, and definitely after the four cats.
As for the chickens, they scattered like leaves in a storm as she took off in their run.
We looked at photos of different breeds and decided the graceful part of her is Whippet.
I had wanted a small brown female since our lab mix died and the pitbull mix seemed lonely. Seemed is the operative word.
Belle has been with us just a few days. And our Pitbull mix, Brando? Stay away from me! was his attitude.
When they met he was curious but at home he went upstairs and sulked in my study. He rejected his dinner. He even sought refuge in the crate we had brought in for Belle in case she felt uneasy.
Poor Brando. Belle tries different strategies in an effort to get him to play.
Jumping on him. Lying down on her back to show that she won't challenge his role as alpha male.
He growls softly and turns away. So she goes out in the yard looking for squirrels or lies on the sofa or chews her toy.
Finally we decided to get him to run around the yard like he used to, using our voices and bodies to stimulate him, dashing from one tree to the other, gesturing and growling and calling. (Fortunately this was in the back, unobserved, two grown adults!)
Belle joined in and they kept running into each other and dashing up to one of us and getting a pet, often at the very same time.
Sure enough, the real Brando began to emerge. A rescue himself, and beautifully trained by someone, he is a pretty sweet guy unless a motorcycle surprises him on a walk.
Belle, at one year, needs training but is very attentive and seems willing to learn.
Already she leaves the cats alone -- when we are around anyway.
Chickens? We won't ask for miracles. But she and Brando seem more comfortable together now. At least they are "talking."
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