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Old 08-27-2012, 11:22 PM
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Default Whippets and Labs....

So DH is pretty insistent about getting a whippet for our next dog (a looong way off). I had my reservations at first, but whippets are definitely growing on me. However, I can't see myself ever being without a lab. In general, would these 2 breeds do well together, it would a lab be too rough and tumble for a whippet?

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Old 08-27-2012, 11:37 PM
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depends on the whippet. I know of people whose whippets take red fox one out, but they may be a bit tougher than average.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:26 AM
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We know a LOT of people with Whippets or Whippet x's in flyball with a variety of other breeds (staffy's, pits, labs, shepherds, mals) and they do fine. I think you'd do fine as long as it was a confident dog that wouldn't get "smooshed" by a strong lab
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:33 AM
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Whippets are notorious as good with other breed dogs amongst my friends.
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:39 AM
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A friend of mine has a whippet and a lab along with Afghan hounds. The whippet prefers to play with the lab over the Af's.
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:50 AM
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I say get one now, and test it with your current lab.

Jk, but we really need more Whippets on chaz, so I can live vicariously through pictures.

But yes, I think they'd be fine. From what I've heard, they're supposed to be much stronger than they look, and are supposed to get along with most any other breed.
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:00 PM
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Oh my. My whippets hold their ground against the Belgian Malinois. Would have no concerns with a lab.

Edited to add: My whippets are from working (racing) bloodlines, not show. I have only owned one show whippet, but he also held his own against the working GSDs.
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