Sighthound Project- Whippets

October 02, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

The Whippets have joined the Sighthound Project! This session was 4 beautiful girl Whippets. Indie being the eldest, Fling being mama, and the pups Remi and Dani. They had just finished up a dock diving match about 2 hours North and then came to see me. Can you believe Remi and Dani were still pumped and ready to play? Their Mom said they took a good nap on the drive down.

Like others, I found these pups through a friend of mine. My page was shared with the information about the project and next thing you knew we had a date. I was so excited to find so many pups in one home with a variety of ages. I also couldn't have been more impressed by Fling and Indie. These little ladies had some amazing manners and are just gorgeous subjects. Dani and Remi were still puppies but also had pretty decent manners for their age. I had such a fun time hanging out with them and their Mom. I would love to go watch them dive sometime.

Now a little about the breed: 

"The elegant yet powerful Whippet was probably created some time in the late 18th century for use by poachers in search of rabbits and other small game, as well as in "snap" contests, in which the goal was for the dog to snap up rabbits in a circle. They really came into their own, however, when it was discovered that they would chase a waving rag, and Whippet racing became popular among working class men.

This medium-size hound has a short, dense coat in a variety of colors and markings covering a streamlined body. The Whippet is not a miniature Greyhound but was developed by crossing Greyhounds with smaller terriers and, later, Italian Greyhounds. The result was a sleek and beautiful dog who's gentle and affectionate." (From:  http://dogtime.com)

Again, if you have one of the not so common Sighthound breeds and you live in Illinois or you are willing to travel please contact me at angel@sallade.net.

I hope you enjoy these photos of Indie, Fling, Remi and Dani!

Angel

Indie and Fling


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