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Old 09-24-2012, 07:38 PM
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There's also Cirneco dell’Etna. They seem like a really neat breed for someone wanting a smaller sighthound to consider. They are supposedly the most biddable of the sighthounds. And they look like Whippet-sized Pharaoh Hounds. I've met them at the Detroit show, there's always a group there. I think they'd look good with a Koolie...but that's just me




OMG we have one of these that attends classes at my work. They are even MORE gorgeous in person IMO.
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Ok last picture I will bombard you all with-

Whippets cuddling.

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Old 09-24-2012, 07:46 PM
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Ok last picture I will bombard you all with-

Whippets cuddling.

<3 them.... The little brindle one looks like one of Cricket's friends. She oddly looks whippetish when she is playing with the whippets.
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Seems like Whippets are getting quickly more popular. Maybe I'll look into the Cirneco dell***8217;Etna.
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My next sighthound is a Pharaoh Hound. We almost did it a few years back, a Minas Tirith son.
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Someone needs a Cirneco. I like sighthounds but I just don't see myself with one ever. I just don't think I'm the right person for one.
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My next sighthound is a Pharaoh Hound. We almost did it a few years back, a Minas Tirith son.
This would look bitchin' with a malinois

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Well, the smaller sighthounds, while more reliable, tend to make me more nervous anyway. I'm extremely clumsy. I feel like I would break them. And it seems the larger you go with the sighthound, the possibility goes up that they might have more prey instinct and possibly less reliable. I'm still looking into it, but they aren't high on my list until I can get a larger yard/DH is out of the AF. Just in case.
Greys are the same size as great danes, and whippets aren't exactly small and delicate either so there should be no worry there.

My whippets are a bit on the slight side. But I would put whippets up there with most other medium sized breed in toughness. Mine live on a farm and play hard, run into each other full tilt, into things in general. They leap off things, get in the way.. in general live a fairly normal dog life with no injuries (except the other week when Dash found a porcupine..) The nice thing with whippets, you might be clumsy but they aren't the sort of dog to lie in your way and not move. They are very 'aware' dogs. You would have to work at stepping on them, unlike the cockers and JRTs.

Size also isn't a determining factor in toughness/sturdyness. Depending on the 'accident' I think sometimes small dogs fair better. Thinking about it I would put whippets on par with BC in physical toughness (NOT pain tolerance or mental toughness though!) Many a BC is relatively slight under all that hair and people don't think they will break a BC.
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Greys are the same size as great danes



Anorexic short danes maybe. Sorry, just had to.

Anyways, thanks for the great input everyone. And the fantastic pictures. I want to curl up with all the adorable whippets right now. I'm sure we will have one someday, I still think it would solve all of the husband's problems, but until he comes around we will be whippet free.
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I don't have anything to add other than that's an awesome picture. I also want to know when Tim became 9' tall to take it, lol.
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