Poodles N Pooches Dog Grooming Service in Bromely, West Wickham, Orpington, Locksbottom

Dog Breeds

Home
Affenpinscher
Afghan Hound
Airedale Terrier
Akita
Alapaha Bulldog
Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Basenji
Basset Hound
Beagle
Border Collie
Bearded Collie
Border Terrier
Bedlington Terrier
Belgian Malinois
Bichon Frise
Bernese Mountain
Boxer
Briard
Brittany
Bull Terrier
Bulldog
Bullmastiff
Cairn Terrier
Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Cavalier King Charles
Chihuahua
Chinese Crested
Chinese Crested
Clumber Spaniel
Cocker Spaniel
Collie
Dachshund
Dalmatian
Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Doberman Pinscher
English Cocker Spaniel
English Foxhound
English Setter
English Pointer
English Toy Spaniel
Field Spaniel
Flat-coated Retriever
French Bulldog
German Pinscher
German Shepherd Dog
German Shorthaired Pointer
German Wirehaired Pointer
Giant Schnauzer
Glen of Imaal Terrier
Golden Retriever
Gordon Setter
Great Dane
Great Pyrenees
Greyhound
Harrier
Irish Setter
Irish Terrier
Irish Water Spaniel
Irish Wolfhound
Japanese Chin
Keeshond
Kerry Blue
Komondor
Kuvasz
Labrador Retriever
Lakeland Terrier
Lhasa Apso
Lowchen
Maltese
Maltese
Manchester Terrier
Mastiff
Miniature Bull Terrier
Miniature Pinscher
Miniature Schnauzer
Neapolitan Mastiff
Newfoundland
Norfolk Terrier
Norwegian Elkhound
Norwich Terrier
Old English Sheepdog
Otterhound
Papillon
Parson Russell Terrier
Pekingese
Pembroke Welsh
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
Pointer
Polish Lowland Sheepdog
Pomeranian
Poodle
Portuguese Water
Pug
Puli
Rhodesian Ridgeback
Rottweiler
Saint Bernard
Saluki
Samoyed
Scottish Deerhound
Scottish Terrier
Shetland Sheepdog
Shiba Inu
Siberian Husky
Silky Terrier
Skye Terrier
Smooth Fox Terrier
Soft coated Wheaten Terrier
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Standard Schnauzer
Sussex Spaniel
Tibetan Mastiff
Tibetan Terrier
Toy Fox Terrier
Vizsla
Weimaraner
Welsh Springer Spaniel
West Highland White Terrier
Whippet
Wire Fox Terrier
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
Yorkshire Terrier
Poochesnpoodles dog picture gallery
Follow us on Twitter

Please Support

PoochesnPoodles supports the Dogs Trust

PoochesnPoodles Dog Grroming supports Foal Farm

Find Us On

Follow Dog Grooming on Facebook

Follow Dog Grooming on Twitter

Dog Welfare Campaigns

PoochesnPoodles supports the Dogs Trust Greyhound Campaign

Whippet Grooming and Breed Care

Whippet Temperament

Affectionate, gentle, and sweet, the Whippet is an adaptable creature with an amiable attitude. These dogs are devoted pets and companions, and are fine with inexperienced owners as well as the more experienced. The Whippet does like to have a run around and play, but is also happy enjoying the creature comforts of home. These dogs love the attention of their owners, and enjoy interactive play. He does require daily exercise, and his play area must be safe and secure, as he is very agile and will be off and away before you realize. They are very in tune with the emotions of their owners, and are sensitive and sometimes timid. Early socialization is important with the whippet to promote a more confident, outgoing personality. When they put their minds to something and see something that they think must be chased Whippets are intensely focused. However, they are also dogs that enjoy snuggling up with their owners and relaxing on the furniture.

 

The Whippet will get on well with children, but he is fragile and should not be around younger, boisterous children that may pester and rough handle him. Some may be timid around strangers, whereas others will be polite. They do make good watchdogs, as they will bark is something appears to be amiss. With early socialization the Whippet should get on okay with household pets, although owners may want to be cautious around smaller, running creatures that could be seen as prey. Like other sighthounds the Whippet is very sensitive to touch, and should not be startled with unexpected physical contact. Their intelligence, eagerness to please, and quick learning rate makes these dogs relatively easy to train, although corrections must always be verbal because of their sensitive nature.

Whippet Appearance

The Whippet is a svelte, elegant, and fragile looking dog. He looks very much like a small version of a greyhound. These dogs have long legs, intelligent expressions, and move with grace and dignity. The coat of the Whippet is close fitting, fine, and smooth. The coloring of these dogs can vary and includes blue, brindle, white, fawn, and black. The height of the Whippet is around 18-21 inches for females, and 19-22 inches for males. These dogs weigh in at around 20-30 pounds for females, and 25-40 pounds for males.

Whippet Grooming

When it comes to maintenance the Whippet does not require much work. You can simply brush his coat occasionally to keep it looking sleek and it good condition. These dogs are also low shedder, and may therefore be suited to those with allergies.

Whippet Health Problems and Life Expectancy

The life expectancy of the Whippet is around 12-15 years. There are a number of health problems to look out for with this breed. This includes cataracts, lens luxation, heart problems, SA, PRA, thyroid problems, and sensitivity to chemicals and drugs. You should also remember that the skin of the Whippet is very thin and can easily get damaged by anything from garden nettles to the claws of an angry cat. They are very sensitive to cold because of their thin skin, and should be provided with a sweater in colder weather when outdoors. Make sure that you provide the Whippet with soft, cushioned bedding to protect his bones and joints from pressure. The parents of the Whippet puppy should have CERF certificates and clearance for sebaceous adenitis (SA).

Whippet History

One of the fastest breeds in the world, the Whippet was developed from the greyhound and terriers and originates from England.




Please Bookmark Our Site:


Digg This! Digg This! Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Add to Faves! Add to Faves! Add to Del.icio.us Add to Del.icio.us Stumble It! Stumble It! Google Google Ma.gnolia Ma.gnolia Seed Newsvine Seed Newsvine Reddit