Now don’t take this the wrong way, but if you call me a small Greyhound I won’t be best impressed! I’m my own dog and have been around since at least the 19th century. I have been referred to as a ‘snap-dog’ but this is in reference to my ability to provide food for my owner and not a slur on my discipline record. As you can probably tell from my pictures, I’m a bit nifty on my feet so I have been used for racing a fair bit too.
What do I look like?
Not a small Greyhound! I’m built for speed so if you think I look like I need feeding up, don’t worry, I like it this way. My legs are very long and powerful and my muzzle makes Supermodels look chunky. My ears are fine and rose-shaped. I come in a multitude of colours and patterns.
What do I need from you?
Imagine having Usain Bolt over to stay for a few weeks. He’s probably gonna want to stretch his legs once or twice. Well it’s a bit like that with me. So if you haven’t got a track and field circuit in the back garden can we at least go somewhere where I can let fly for a bit. I’m a good natured dog and good with children. Don’t leave me alone with any domestic rabbits or other furry things though!
What I will give in return
If you want some fresh furry animals catching for dinner then I’ll give it my best shot. They’ve got some very good hiding places though. If you want me to just walk alongside you then that’s cool too. I can do a variety of paces from snail to inner-city bus. I’m not much trouble at all – easy to care for and forever on a diet! I’m good with children and love affection.
How big will I get?
I’ll probably reach around 18in-20in (46cm-52cm) in height. If I exceed 30lb (13.5kg) in weight then you need to have a quiet word with me – that’s seriously not good for my image!
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