Whippets

by Paul G July. 24, 2021 135 views
Whippet puppy

Whippet puppy

There's always that question. Are you a dog person or a cat person? I'm both. I've had both. I like both. I would like to have another of each at some point.

Whippets at the fence.

Whippets at the fence.

As far as breeds go, I'm far from a "breedist." However... I will say that I am partial to two breeds of dogs. Beagles and Whippets. I grew up with a beagle. My last dog was a beagle mix. Perfect size. I love the tri-coloring. Unlike a lot of people, I don't mind their baying. Whippets... I have never had one myself, but I've always loved their look. They have possibly the most expressive eyes of any breed.

Whippet

Whippet

When I lived in Virginia, I made it to several playdates of the local whippet group. I wish I had a better camera then... or more to the point, a better lens. Especially when they were doing their coursing runs. SO fast.

Coursing whippet

Coursing whippet

Whippet at full stride

Whippet at full stride

I've looked into some dog shows in Las Vegas. But it seems like the dominant breeds here are Chihuahuas and Pit Bulls. I have no issue with those breeds, but they aren't known as breeds that do coursing or engage in agility contests. I also don't think there's much of an organized group in Vegas for that sort of thing. I could be wrong.

Whippet. Not in proper form, but clearly having fun.

Whippet. Not in proper form, but clearly having fun.

Whippets just having fun in the field.

Whippets just having fun in the field.

A whippet is always keeping an eye on things.

A whippet is always keeping an eye on things.

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