L Youngblade

Category: Rainbow Bridge
Adoption Status: Adopted by Lindenfeld of Westminster 8/30/13
Pet/Kennel Name: Blade
Age: 2.5
Color/Gender: Red Fawn Male
Cat Tolerance: No
Small Dog Trainable: No
Good w/ Children: No
Fostered by (location): Greenwood, SC (Owens)
Additional Details:

Blade is an extra large male that raced at 87lbs and weighed in at 99lbs at the vets when he was returned to us. We usually try to keep greyhounds within 5lbs of their racing weight so he has been on a diet but is an extra large greyhound. Blade's sire is the famous Flying Hydrogen who is owned by one of our volunteers. His dam is Slatex Alice. Blade retired from the Sanford Orlando Race Track in Nov of 2012 and raced before that at Gulf and Bluffs Run tracks so is a bit of a traveler. He has 49 races listed but looks like he was just too big to be a successful racer because it doesn't look like he won even one race. He did place in some though. Blade has been living in a home since he retired and has very good house manners. He does have a very high prey drive so needs a home without cats and small dogs. He just mistakes small furry critters for bunnies and wants to chase them. Blade seems like a calm, confident guy that adapts well to where ever he is. He is an easy going, calm guy and is very good on leash in spite of his extra large size. He potties on leash and is quiet in his crate so may do well as an apartment dog. Although we have seen no sign of it, we were told that he could be protective of his space when laying down. Even though he has lived with kids before, we would prefer not to place him with young kids because of that. We were also told that he could be protective of his family and would bark at strangers. That behavior is very rare for greyhounds and we have not seen any of it- just the opposite. All we have seen is a friendly, happy, sweet dog that loves everyone he meets and seeks out attention from complete strangers and happily allowed the vet and her staff to handle him. If you want a big guy that already is used to living in a home and will be very loving Blade is your guy.

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Tag: Adopted
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