I have the fondest memories of Mary, our Black lab mix who was an avid hiker, enjoying both day trips and overnights.  She was a hardy soul, but i made sure there was enough water for both of us.  I found it useful to get her a pair of saddlebags so she could carry some of the load.

Incidentally, I just read a piece concerning the demise of greyhound racing and the availability of greyhounds for adoption.  I have never bee around one, so i have no idea of their capabilities....

I definitely have a preference for mutts and mixed breeds.  Everything we know about genetics suggests that purebreds have a constrained gene pool and a lack of diversity.

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