Friday, April 26, 2013

A-Z Challenge - W for Whippet

Whippets are a small to medium sized sight hounds,
giving the appearance of elegance and fitness. They have great speed and cover maximum distance with a minimum of lost motion.

These dogs are amiable, friendly, and gentle, but capable of great intensity during sporting pursuits. Dogs are 19-22 inches; bitches are 18 to 21 inches.


For the A-Z Challenge, I am blogging about dog breeds to celebrate the July 28 release of my novel, Chihuahua Momma.

I want to give a shout out to Alex J Cavanaugh and the A-Z Challenge group. Visit the A-Z Challenge web site: http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

23 comments:

  1. Ah, I've always wondered what those were called. Whippits. That's an easy one to remember. Thanks!

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    1. I think they look like miniature greyhounds.

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  2. I love whippets! They're so cute.

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    1. Hi Talli - Goodness, I haven't heard from you for a while. How's the baby?

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  3. I love Whippets. When I was little we adopted a stray dog that might have been part Whppet. She was amazing. Whippets are sometimes favored by equestrians, too. They had 2 of them at the polo club where I used to ride.

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  4. They seem very lovable. I've never owned one, but my friend has one and she says it's her best companion.

    Thanks for visiting The Write Game during this Hop. Great to meet you and good luck on your book.

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    1. I think they are good pets, though I've never had one either.

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  5. It looks like the dog statue Joey bought in Friends!!!

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    1. You're so in tuned with TV and movies!

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  6. That sounds like the kind of dog I'd like to have, if only I wasn't allergic to hunting breeds :(

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  7. I've always thought Whippets are so cute, with that unique shape!

    #atozchallenge, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

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  8. Man, I don't what to comment about. You have articles about dogs! The anti-cat! Friends when you need them the most! All dogs are great.

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  9. Interesting. Are they related at all to greyhounds? They sound similar (and look a bit that way) in their physical build.

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    1. Yes, actually, all dogs are related. Whippets are much smaller than greyhounds, though.

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  10. Amy, I always worry that these dogs are so very thin.... Not much to come and go on. Cheers

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    1. True. At the dog shows, they always appear nervous to me.

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  11. Amy, I've nominated you for the Sunshine Award. Please visit www.dhdunne.blogspot.com to find out more.

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  12. Ah, I've seen these dogs and tend to confuse them with greyhounds (until my friend adopted a greyhound and told me they are NOT the same!)

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