Congratulations to Zahrah, our Dog of the Month for March 2019!
Zahrah is a fun loving little Cavoodle who loves to holiday here at We Love Dogs Kennel Resort, and lets be honest, we just love it when she visits!
Zahrah is energetic, fun and full of character. Congratulations Zahrah!
Whippets are a medium size breed which resemble the Greyhound.
Originating in England in the late 18th and early 19th Centuries, they were bred to hunt by sight, however historical artifacts do show that small “Greyhound like” dogs have appeared in ancient Egypt’s palaces and are thought to be ancestors of today’s Whippets.
It is believed that the first known Whippets were known to be English Greyhounds too small for stag hunting in England’s forests however were great at open space hunting for rats, rabbits and hares. It wasn’t until the mid-19th century that Whippets began being bred to race.
Classified as “Hound Dogs”, they are a lean but muscular and athletic dog with a short, smooth coat that comes in many variations of colours, including white, black, fawn, brindle, blue, and variations of these colours.
Whippets are known to be very intelligent dogs however are slow to learn, so we need to be patient and gentle with them. Whippets can be trained in agility and obedience. In agility training you will train your Whippet to do obstacles such as jumps, ramps, see-saws, hoop jumping and tunnels.
They are gentle, affectionate and tolerant dogs, however when racing they are competitive!
Whippets are quite healthy dogs, that are not prone to issues such as skin allergies, ear infections or food sensitivities, however they are known to suffer from Heart Arrythmia. But with proper nutrition, exercise and regular vet checks, Whippets can live up to 12 – 15 years.
Whippets are a great addition to any house, whether you are a young family, a couple or someone living on their own, they will love you, and they make great watch dogs, announcing the arrival of company before you even know they have arrived!
Thinking of welcoming a Whippet into your world? You won’t regret it!
Our new February Dogs of the Month for 2019 are....
Fairy and Wags
The Whippets! These two characters are loving their holiday at the Resort. They provide plenty of cuddles for all the Doggy Doaters and are always on their best behavior - especially if food is involved!
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