- “Kira” the trail dog.
thinking about starting with a greyhound….
Dumber than a box of frogs greyhounds, hard to train to do anything, theres a nice ex racer I meet in the park with Kea but it goes back to its owner only when its ready, breath takingly fast though, just dont let one see a cat!!Posted 8 years ago
Hi Warton They are pointers, a German Short-Haired Pointer (GSP) and a Hungarian Vizla, I agreed a Ridgeback is dramatic start, they can be a real handful. Great first dog to go with bikes is the GSP. Viz is great but his balls are too big!Posted 8 years ago
Kea might be fast running around in circles! (and prob in the initial sprint) but I doubt she would still be with these a few miles later….?
Little legs dont make much difference.
Like people they respond to training. My Lakeland will run 15 miles at around 7 min/mile without any problems on mixed ground. I looked after a friends Spaniel a couple of years ago and after 4 miles of paths I became concerned for its health and had to walk back to the car!
Pedigree dogs often look fitter than they are, especially the “hound” types that look like 100mph when standing still. They still need conditioning.
A friend had a lurcher that was in good shape but he couldnt take it running as it would take off in bursts. He has a Border now!Posted 8 years ago
Cheers Lionheart. Loving those lugs on anagallis_arvensis Kea too, don’t think they’d look so good on a GSP though 😉
I’d definitley agree about the conditioning. Leo, the larger 4yo will easy run 20 miles but we’re starting slow with the little one, no more than 30 mins with the bike to start with. Mind you, he’s only 9 months so I think he may be a bit of a giant when full grown…Posted 8 years ago
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