We have been fostering a real Prince of hounds, his name is Harry. He has been easy to train, instantly got the housetraining so he has not had a single accident and a very sweet boy all round. He is extremely cuddly too. We only had him for a week while the kennels were fixing their roof.
Harry is available for adoption. Anyone who is interested can meet him at Whittingham Kennels. He has been there for 18mths. The trouble is, there are so many black dogs that need adopting and a lot of people prefer not to have that colour. I think he is really handsome in black though with cute little socks. He does get a bit excitable when he sees other breeds of dog, and needs some strong handling in a busy park but after five days he was showing dramatic improvement in his behaviour and we have no doubt this trait will gradually fade away with the right handling. A lot of people might be worried about it, and think it is a big problem, but a lot of greyhounds are programmed to chase and can be like that to start with, but with correct training just grow disinterested. Remember these dogs have been shut away from the world and only know the kennels and the track, so each new thing is exciting for them. With a proper harness and a muzzle, and being on the lead, will mean he has no chance to chase anything and one day it will just wear off like it has with our two.
I really would love to see this hound in a nice home, he deserves it so much. He is 4 years old and very easy to handle and you can read a bit more about him on my Gorgeous Greyhounds blog. My partner and I are more than happy to keep in touch with any new owners if they adopted Harry, so that we can liaise over experience and training and help to continue to deprogramme this hound from getting too excited over other dogs. He would need to live in a cat free home without small dogs, just to make his training easier.