Whippets dogs are similar to those depicted in ancient artifacts and works of art from the 12th and 13th century, but it is believed that the original Whippet today in Britain in the mid-19th century. There is no documented evidence of their development, but the most widely accepted theory is that it derives from the cross of greyhounds, terriers and small Italian Greyhounds. Known as the greyhound of the poor rabbit was a very popular horse and dog racing in the working class northern England could not afford to keep a greyhound. The Whippet is described as the final sprint. With sleek and streamlined shape and strong legs, he is able to accelerate quickly and cover a short distance at speeds over 60 kmh (37 mph). It is also very agile and flexible, easily following the meanderings of his career without delay pace. The natural elegance, a convenient format, and the peaceful character of the Whippet has ensured the popularity both as a show dog and family pet. The breed was recognized by the Kennel Club in 1891.
The charming and graceful Whippet is an excellent companion. He is calm and quiet in the house is clean and meticulous in his habits as a cat. It adheres closely to its owners and its commitment to be repaid by making him a true member of the family. Being with you whatever you do is your joy, and being isolated in the backyard or left alone for long periods of time causes him great distress. Its thin skin and thin that it is unable to tolerate the cold, so it must be an indoor dog with a warm bed to go to walk and must wear a coat in bad weather. Besides the sensitivity to low temperatures, adult Whippet is not as fragile as it looks. Its hard, and the dog, despite the fact that I can thrill from time to time, is very brave. He stood his ground if challenged and easily hunt, fight and kill cats and other small animals for so be careful that it is not able to. The domestic cats are generally familiar with except of his attentions, and generally gets along well with other dogs. He is good with older children, but be careful not is suitable for rough play and teasing. Whippet puppies in particular need very gentle treatment. With strangers, there may be a little reserved. It will announce its presence on their territory and trying to protect home and family if deemed necessary, but its basically a nice guy who loves attention and admiration of those he trusts. Because of its inherent tendency to chase anything small and mobile gardens should be fenced off to prevent escape and be lost or damaged . Kind, intelligent, loyal, and have good looks streamlined the Whippet is precisely one of the most popular companions and show dogs.
The Whippet will be very happy to sleep and unwind from the day, but for their physical and mental, should be taken daily brisk walk all the time. Being a show dog with a propensity to chase potential prey, regardless of roads or other hazards, caution is needed when it comes to exercise off lead. If a security zone can be found by him to run once a week she will give great pleasure and a great physical benefit. Games like finding a ball or a Frisbee and the sport of agility, flyball, racing and running will keep you fit and mentally stimulated.
Known for his intelligence and his desire to please the Whippet is not difficult to train if there is a relationship between dog and owner, and Whippets many good results at the highest level of obedience competition. All training methods should be based on positive reinforcement to reward the effort and respect for it and praise. methods involving severe abuse anger and guilt should never be used because they cause fear and nervousness and quickly erode the trust and affection which is the basis for lifelong success. Socialization should begin at an early age by introducing the puppy to many different people, places, situations and other animals as possible. Proper training and socialization prepares the dog to replace him at home and in society as confident, friendly, courteous representative of his race.
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