Out in the country (Ruigoord near Amsterdam)
The Mythago kennel.
The whippet is
except for the Italian Greyhound the smallest of the sighthounds. The whippet is
an affectionate and intelligent dog. A whippet has a great understanding, is
smart and loves being part of the familiy. They are not the be kept in kennels.
Whippets enjoy doing all kind of things with the familiy. You can take them on
holiday, a walk in the country and they are excellent sporting dogs (show,
coursing, racing, agility). Whippets are not aggressive, even barking is an
exception. It is notable that on events, with sometimes over a hundred
sighthounds, there is no barking and no fighting.
holiday at Krenglbach (Austria)
On holiday at Krenglbach (Austria)
The whippet is
reasonably obedient, as long as the owner applies the rules consequently.
Sporting with your
whippet is great fun. The way to succes is a good relationship with your dog. Of
course training and the right nutrion are also important. The whippet does not
need much care. They like to keep themselves clean and do not smell. Having a
thin coat they are more temperature sensitive than thick hairy breeds. In winter
and with icey cold rain our whippets wear a nice, warm fleece. They like to
sleep under a blanket.
Being a sighthound
the whippet will react on everything that moves. Even a fluttering piece of
plastic or paper. Never let a whippet run free were near traffic or barbed wire.
The whippet for this reason is not suitable to be walked by small children.
Whippetracing (on weight)