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FDP Forum / Moe's Tavern (_8^(I) / Any Whippet owners?

HeavyDuty
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Mar 4th, 2018 01:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My wife and I are looking for an adult dog to adopt, and we are wanting to learn about Whippets.

For background, I have had about 15 Greyhounds over the last 25 years - 9 were ours, and the rest long term (multi year in some cases) fosters. We tended to specialize in special needs dogs that required care - seniors, broken leg racers, overly timid dogs and the like. My wife has had several labs over the years.

Currently we are down to one small eight year old female Grey, and are in the process of losing our chocolate lab due to brain cancer. We are looking for an adult dog to adopt, and are curious about Whippets. We would like an older dog to keep Gracie company, preferably something smaller than a Grey - Sandy is tiny, and at 50 pounds Gracie the Greyhound is a handful for her to lift.

Lazmo was a FDPer in Australia that had a Whippet, but he hasn’t been around in a few years. Anyone else here have one tat can talk about them?




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Mar 4th, 2018 02:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Maybe call this guy?

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HeavyDuty
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Mar 4th, 2018 03:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I might find it funnier if the vet wasn’t due in an hour to put down our lab.

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Mar 4th, 2018 03:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Now I got Devo stuck in my brain.

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Mar 4th, 2018 03:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ooh, sorry to hear about your Lab.

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Mar 4th, 2018 05:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sorry about your lab Ken.

Have you considered an Italian Greyhound?

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Mar 4th, 2018 05:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I had a Whip it when I lived in Germany, but it's not like anything that you guys are talking about.



HeavyDuty
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Mar 4th, 2018 06:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It’s a cliche, but he’s at peace now. The speed of his decline these last few days and even hours was terrifying. I honestly don’t think he would have lasted another day.

Mike, Iggies were the first breed Sandy and I talked about. Research (including advice from a friend that has had several) scared us off - they are *very* high maintenance. Whippets seem to be more like what we are looking for.

Definitely open to other breed suggestions, though! We would like to do something sooner rather than later since Gracie is already completely lost without Teddy.

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Mar 4th, 2018 06:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Consider a visit to a local shelter and see if any dog there picks you.

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Mar 4th, 2018 07:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Great dogs, but of course find one needing rescuing if you can. Sorry about your current friend.

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Mar 4th, 2018 07:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

“Now I got Devo stuck in my brain. “

If you must adopt a dog...you must Whippet.

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Mar 5th, 2018 07:56 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Had a friend that had one years ago. That was the most hyper dog I've ever seen. We spent all day one Sunday making a stockade in his back yard to contain that dog. The next day he gets home from work and the dog is sitting on his front porch. LOL. Seems he dug into the crawl space under the house and mounted his escape from there.

HeavyDuty
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Mar 5th, 2018 04:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yikes!

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Mar 5th, 2018 04:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If you

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Mar 5th, 2018 07:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My last dog was believed to be a Whippet Lab mix. Based on many characteristics, that was totally believeable. Petey was 35 lbs. and very fast. A total snuggler. Always wanted to be curled up next to us on the couch. Not high maintenance at all. Could lay around all day, but loved to hike in the open space. Lived to be 15. Crossed the bridge 2 years ago this month. Pure bred whippets I've seen are a little more timid/nervous. The mix in Pete seemed to make him a little more sturdy. Always barked at people coming to the door and needed to check them out but after a few minutes would be looking for your affection.

Doing what he loved best.

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