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    Exclamation Any Whippet owners out there??

    I'm in the market for a new puppy!!! It's taken me 3 years to get past the loss of my sweet Reggie. I think it's time, I'm ready for a new friend. Funny that after I lost him, I swore off ever getting a new dog. Now, here I am, crazy excited. =)
    After doing a lot of research...I'm pretty sure I'm going to get a Whippet. Anyone ever have one?
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    I had a Basenji once they are similar - sort of.

    Highly intellegent. High energy. Mischevious. Creative. Easy to train but manipulative little critters.
    I loved that dog, but I'd never get another one. Doesn't make it wrong for you, just for us.

    Good luck on your search!
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    my sister has adopted greyhounds - the whippet cousin - no thanks .... a butt shaved poodle is more independant and eazier to house than a greyhound .... my sister probably dedicates 5 hours a day to those dogs - they need to be pampered almost constantly ....
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    Check the local pound. My best dogs have all been mutts.
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    I'm happy for your decision to get another dog Mishie, good for you!

    As far as a dog called a Whippet I have no idea. One downside is if the world goes to crap, I doubt the Whippet would be more than an appetizer, not much meat on them bones.

    Anyway, I'm glad I watched the video because I first thought it was the song from the 80's group, Devo. The band members resemble Whippets if that's worth anything.

    Good luck!

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    As Warrior said, the whippet is related to Greyhounds. We rescued a one year old Greyhound that lived with us until she passed at fifteen Total sweetheart, and we miss her. She was a couch potato, but when given the opportunity to run, she was like the wind.

    We had friends who had a whippet. Unlike their cousins, they are very "active", and you better have a high fence because they have the ability to really jump high!

    Have you considered a Greyhound Rescue? I guarantee, you wouldn't be sorry.

    We now have a mutt, thanks to a damn lady who was running an adoption day at Petco, who told my 8-year old son that the dog he was playing with would be put down if no one adopted him. You can guess how that turned out.... Sigh.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTGallop View Post
    I had a Basenji once they are similar - sort of.

    Highly intellegent. High energy. Mischevious. Creative. Easy to train but manipulative little critters.
    I loved that dog, but I'd never get another one. Doesn't make it wrong for you, just for us.

    Good luck on your search!
    You just described my mutt, honey! (husky/possible coyote).

    VERY active, very intelligent, and very manipulative! But extremely loyal, friendly (if you're friendly), and very well trained. She knows sit, stay, speak, lay down, high five, off, nope, etc....

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    Thank you Mish for wanting to give a pup a home! I know you want a whippet, so be sure to check out the pounds first, and then rescues. I rescued a German shepherd in 2009 and she was such a sweetheart. She passed away, and now I'm babysitting another shepherd. My mutt mix is the offspring of my old husky and a "yellow eyed dog". She has never seen a pound, never been abused, and yes, is very very spoiled (I've had her since she was about 2 weeks old/bottle fed her). There is a definite difference in a pup that's a rescue and a pup that grew up spoiled.

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    Good luck!
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    Mish,whatever pup you get,please adopt from a shelter.there are so many great ones there.all of ours have been from shelters.save a life.
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    Thanks for all the encouragement guys! I am looking to adopt if it is the right scenario. I just passed on a whippet mix because they needed me to take it too quickly. It has other families interested, so I knew it would find a good home.

    Whippets actually aren't all that easy to come across. I might have to adopt a young dog around a year plus. At about that time the owners figure out they aren't going to be a good competitive dogs. BUT...they are highly trained!! So bonus.
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    Yes that is a bonus! I spent many restless nights up every hour on the hour to potty train honey. Many many hours working with her for "sit/stay/speak/lay down etc. but I would do it all over again. I wouldn't pass on a trained dog though haha. At a year, they're still teachable, and will probably still be very puppy like. Honey is about to be 4 I believe, and is just now starting to drop puppy habits, although she does still dig if I haven't exercised/walked her.

    My neighbor growing up had a whippet/pit/lab mix that was a beast! Such a good dog too. He was kind like a lab, protective like a pit, and fast like a whippet.
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