Actually greyhounds are some of the laziest dogs around. They are literal couch potatoes. They do nothing but are very calm, loving dogs. Depending on the size, they might be a bit big for a cramped apartment, but they won't be hyperactive. It is necessary that they recieve regular walks, however.
What's the best medium to large sized dog for a lazy, inexperienced apartment-living owner like me? I was thinking a greyhound, but other recommendations would be nice too.
Basset hound. They're medium sized, just short legs. Greyhounds might be much too energetic for apartment living. Bassets puppies have (in my experience) 20 minutes of hard play in 'em a day, the rest is chilling out or sleeping.
Oh wow, I had no idea. The only greyhounds I've ever been around were at a lake near where I grew up. I guess since their owners were playing with them and they were exercising I thought they were high energy all of the time. Thanks for the correction.
I'm pretty sure there are a metric ton of greyhounds that need to be adopted. Every vet office I have ever been in has had fliers for retired racing dogs.
Yea, when I take mine for walks I let him go in fields (generally not a good idea for a greyhound if the area isn't contained, but he is an exception) and he lets out all his energy running like crazy. That's probably what you saw, and in that case yes, they would most certainly look EXTREMELY hyperactive.
And yes, there are plenty of greyhounds that need adopting. I know of several prison programs where prisoners train the dogs to acclimate them to domestic life and train them, that is where I got mine. They are wonderful pets.