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Old 04-24-2009, 04:26 PM
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We were at the dog park today (a different one than usual) and there was a beautiful "borzoi-ish" looking dog. Absolutely striking. She was mostly black with some white markings on her chest, feet, muzzle and tail. I asked her owner what she was, and I was informed that "Ivy" was a Silken Windhound. She was exquisite. Has anyone ever seen or heard of these dogs?
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:35 PM
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Yes I have met some. Pretty dogs. They show the BRC same as the LHW.



The b/w is a silken windhound. They are similar to LHW but have a double coat, are larger, and have a more borzoi face.
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:43 PM
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I know there was one brief thread about the Whippets but I'd like to hear a little more compare/contrast about the two if possible? I know I could go Google a lot of this, but I'd like to hear from people who are actually in the breeds and can tell the real story and not the urban version.
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We've had threads on them in the past. This was one: http://www.chazhound.com/forums/t42842/
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Old 04-25-2009, 10:49 AM
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There are a few around here and I've had the pleasure of meeting one once. Beautiful dogs!

Though (and this may just be because I'm smitten with Bounce and Dash) I like LHW better
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Beautiful animals !
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They do say they are the smallest coated sight hound.. but all the ones I have met are bigger than the LHW.

They are pretty.. but I do like the silkier coats on the LHW
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They do say they are the smallest coated sight hound.. but all the ones I have met are bigger than the LHW.

They are pretty.. but I do like the silkier coats on the LHW
Are the LHW coats single coated? I adore single coated feathered coats. They're so much easier to keep up than the double coats....
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:29 AM
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Yes whippets (of short or long hair) have single coats. Borzoi and Silken Windhounds have double coats.
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One of my friends has a couple. They are awesome dogs. Seem to have a typical sighthound temperament.
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