Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Fun Run

Last weekend, Southeastern Greyhound Club hosted the ASFA National Greyhound Specialty for lure coursing.  The event was held on an 8,000 acre, three-day eventing horse farm in Georgia.  The place is gorgeous and the fields are very well maintained.  
I do not lure course, but I love to watch when there is a good greyhound turn out expected and to see good friends.  But the best part is escaping the event and exploring other areas of this huge farm.
Just look how huge this field is!  So much fun when you have greyhounds that come when called.
Eeeek! Is my little puppy really that big already?  In some photos, Maddie looks as big as Seven and Riley, but I promise that she is not.  Way too early for that!  
See!  Still about 15 pounds smaller and she will likely be 10 - 15 pounds bigger than them.  Seven and Riley are very small greyhounds (50 pounds).

 Seven and Riley are so pretty running together.
 Look! Synchronized Galloping.
 Happy frolicking greyhounds.
BAAM! Hey watch it there!
 Riley and Seven play very rough so everyone took turns off leash.  Maddie thinks it is a good idea to take off running and encouraging a chase.  And chase they will..... along with tagging and tackling her.  Maybe Maddie will be ready for them in a few more months.
 It is funny that Seven is showing teeth in these photos and Riley looks so innocent.  I can assure you that Riley is quite the bully.  She bumps, pummels, and interferes with everyone running.  And never offers to be the chasee.
Riley always looks so happy though.  She is definitely the content one.
 And the shot of the day!  Look at that stretch on Seven!


What Remains Now said...

Nothing more beautiful than a running greyhound.

Tasha Miner Salsido said...

I would like to retire on a place like that... Yes please.

Kristie Smith said...
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Apex Agility Greyhounds said...

Love that last shot!

Ximena said...

Seven is gorgeous. So much higher off the ground than Elli gets with her stretch.

It's been shown that there is a psychological component to two people walking in sync by accident... I wonder if the same occurs in frolicking greyhounds? :)

Those Brindle Kids said...

Sounds, and looks, like a great time!

houndstooth said...

I love your action shots! The girls really look like they could stay out there for almost forever. Those puppies don't stay little for nearly long enough, although sometimes it seems like they'll never grow up, too! :)

Hiking Hounds said...

Great pictures. In the last one of Seven she almost looks like a rabbit stretched out and running.

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

Seven and Riley look so beautiful running free! can't believe how big the pup is already, loved seeing her run and run and run LOL.

Claire Krigbaum said...

These are beautiful pictures! How fun!
I have a question, the people who lure course with their greyhounds, do they teach their dog recall? Is it difficult to get their dogs back when they are done coursing? Do any of them do any off leash hiking like you do with yours?

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Claire, for the most part the lure simply brings the dogs back to handler and they are caught then. Like most sighthounds, lure coursers are not trained and honestly when I coursed my very well trained hound did not recall in that situation. Most should not be hiked off lead. Even Seven is only allowed off on rare occassions. She is just too much of a hunter where as Riley does a lot more sniffing around.