Either A - the black dogs go grey on their muzzles early (See Kennelmom's Betty.) B. - because they're black it is more noticeable. At least that's my observation, but I'm no expert. Stormy will be 11 in Sept. and her grey, in her red fur, is much more obvious this year.
Well, Araley started to go grey in her black mask before she turned four, just about the time Dexter came home. It's only become really obvious in the past year, but she was definitely starting to go grey before she turned four. Adoption photo:
When she started going grey:
Dexter has really only turned in the past year. He always had a bit of white on his muzzle but he's noticeably gone grey in the past 6 or so months (so after he turned 5). Adoption photo:
KB (Kaitlyn Kan Bolt) and Cole (Dream Collector) Adopted August 28th, 2015
Angels Araley (Lark's Lark) 10/27/04-07/11/15 - Adopted 05/04/08 and Dexter (Run for Me) 12/16/04-11/05/16 - Adopted 05/04/08
Post by lmcallen74 on Apr 22, 2010 14:43:01 GMT -5
Hmmm this is really interesting so far. I can't wait to see if the 4-6 yr range continues with the rest of the dogs.
So far Kawaii isn't greying at all, so, as I've suspected all along, she MAY be MUCH younger than what the Humane Society had suspected. If they were right, she'd be about 6 yrs old by now, but her teefers are still very white, her energy level is waaaay higher than I would associate with 6 yrs old and she isn't greying at all yet. In fact, her coat is substantially darker than it was when I first met her. She is a true red fawn now as oppposed to a blonde one. I think she was likely just a lanky, undernourished young dog needing some TLC. Being a bit rough around the edges can make a dog look older than they really are on first glance.
Her trainer says she acts like a 3 yr old, not a puppy but not calm and mature yet.
Last Edit: Apr 22, 2010 15:30:36 GMT -5 by lmcallen74
KAWAII - "cute" - greyhound (80-90%) X cocker spaniel (10-20%). Home December 6, 2008. Tucker, the moody feral kitty, adopted in summer 2001.
echandler: Hello, is anyone in the London are interested in organizing a greyhound only play date? I find it hard to meet fellow greyhound owners in the area and my 2 girls love to play with other hounds
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adoragrey: Is anyone planning on going to Pawlooza this coming Saturday, August 20?
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jacki: What's happening to GRA
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echandler: Is the GRA still operating? I have not seen a content refresh since November last year...
Jan 5, 2017 9:26:20 GMT -5
greys4us: Yes, GRA is still operating. Just no new hounds at the kennel.
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lovehounds: Hi! I am new here but over the past year have been reading and viewing everything I can find about greyhounds. Also enjoy seeing people's posts/photos of their beautiful dogs. I am recovering from surgery and once I am well I want very much to adopt! ☺💖
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misscarlotta: So happy to see new pups. Wish I could take 1 or more, but I have to keep working 14 hours a day to support my adult children.
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pengoowin: I am a newbie when it comes to the breed, are greys good with disabled adults. Are they skittish with wheelchairs?
May 27, 2017 10:02:51 GMT -5
Heather (& KC): Hi pengoowin! It truly depends on the dog and Heather Main would help you identify the right dog for you. I have seen some with their human in a wheelchair. 🙂
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padeschamps: I am new here, trying to absorb as much info as possible to see if a greyhound would be right for our family. I've done the puppy phase with the doggies I now own. And I am so interested in the rescue of older dogs to find their new forever homes.
Aug 6, 2017 1:15:55 GMT -5
padeschamps: What I am having a hard time finding out, is the cost for the adoption of a greyhound. And what screening process do you have to go through. And how long is the adoption process generally
Aug 6, 2017 1:19:33 GMT -5
Heather (& KC): Hi Padeschamps! Welcome. Contact Heather Main. Her email and phone number are at the top of this board! These dogs aren't rescues but retired racers who are ready to start home life! Good luck!
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