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Whippet

As published in Canadian Dogs Annual
Whippet
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Appearance
17-22" (44-56 cm) 25-40 lb (11-18 kg) Short, smooth fine coat. Any colour or combination of colours is acceptable.
History

Also known as the “poor man’s racehorse”, the Whippet’s origins stem from the sport of setting “snapdogs” after rabbit. These snapdogs were released in a small pit where they were timed to see how quickly they could dispatch several rabbits. By crossing terriers with small greyhounds, breeders produced an agile and capable dog that soon dominated the sport. When it was banned, Whippets were used in a lure or “rag” racing. When Lancashire textile workers immigrated to New England in the early 1900s, they brought their Whippets, and the sport of lure coursing, with them. The Whippet can run up to 35 miles an hour.

Personality

Though a racing Whippet is the perfect picture of speed, he is an easy-going and relaxed individual, always ready to curl up on the couch and snuggle. He is attached to his people and gets along with children, strangers and other dogs. Outdoors, it is important to keep him in a safely enclosed area or on a leash.

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Whippet Breeders

Jetstream Reg’d
Ontario

Jetstream Reg’d, Lorraine & Gary Burch. Beautiful, happy and healthy, our family raised pups are available to loving homes, by reservation. Parents health certified. CKC registered, microchipped, health guarantee, lifetime owner support. Home of Best in Show and Best in Specialty winners. CKC members since 1990; NWCC, WCEC. Nous parlons francais. PO Box 120, Carlisle, ON L0R 1H0. (905) 659-4498; info@jetstreamwhippets.com; www.jetstreamwhippets.com

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