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Whippets are Awesome!

If you’re a regular visitor to the blog, you may have seen photos of our toy fox terrier Mina and our zany whippet, Panya. Aside from another local, Mallix, who has one and a few other people we have encountered on the mountain and the beach, the whippet doesn’t seem to be that popular a breed in Cape Town. On a number of occasions, after Panya has jumped all over the people she meets, we’re asked if she is a Greyhound (bigger) or an Italian Greyhound (smaller).

Despite their sleek look it’s a fallacy that they need to be exercised constantly and rigorously. Whippets often spend the majority of the day sleeping, so much so that they even have a particular napping position, called the cockroach (example). Be it dozing on the couch, sporting a fancy hat, or careering off into the distance, a whippet is a thing of beauty and a joy forever. See a small collection of these lovable dogs after the jump.

Misha by Mallix

Ribsy by Whippet Snippets

Santos by Santy Claws

Couch potato by Dan65

Dash the Whippet by Antony Dickson

Jett by sarahredhead

Dude by tomasito1968

Joey by joeyofchampsrunners

Mel the Whippet by Yuri Basso

Lola by Marc de Ridder

Panya by prawn1

Have a gander at many more images on the Whippets Flickr group. If you are the owner of a whippet drop us a comment with a link to your pet.

4 replies on “Whippets are Awesome!”

Well we have two Italian Greyhounds and one Whippet, and we find the complete oposite. we find people always ask if they are Whippets, and dont know what Italian Greyhounds are…but I love them all!!

Thanks for stopping by Jacob :)

Despite Panya systematically ruining my small collection of shoes and eating my gaming peripherals, I can’t stay mad at her for long, not with that cute face of hers.

I’d love to see photos of your dogs if they’re up on the web.

I love your whippet pictures! I want one so badly. When I get to a point in my life where I can care for one properly I want to have one. They’re soo cute! :-)