My name is BENNY.
I’m a neutered YELLOW
My age is 2 YEARS.
My weight is 29.2 lbs.
I’m in the Northern Region shelter.
My ID number is A1685246,
my necktag number is N272, and
my kennel number is N032.
If you are looking for a doggie, Benny looks like a winner. Even though photo doesn’t show his brilliant and handsome demeanor, these whippet doggies make excellent pets for your family.
CHARACTERISTICS OF WHIPPETS:
The AKC Standard says the Whippet is “amiable, friendly, gentle, but capable of great intensity during sporting pursuits.”
The Whippet is sweet-natured and docile, yet playful and athletic. The same dog who will curl up under the blankets — a perfect couch potato, sleeping for hours — will tear enthusiastically around the yard, darting and zigzagging and turning on a dime without slowing down.
Whippets love running games and require short bursts of vigorous exercise each day. The area must be fenced, for this racy breed is the fastest dog of his weight: he can run up to 35 mph.
Whippet puppies can be mischievous and destructive, but adults are calm, undemanding, and unobtrusive indoors, trotting around with a light-footed easy grace and seldom making a peep. They do insist on the luxury of being up on the furniture, so if this offends you, you shouldn’t consider a sighthound.
Polite with strangers, the Whippet should be accustomed to people and noises at an early age. He is peaceful with other dogs but has a high prey drive and cannot be trusted with smaller pets.
Whippets are mildly stubborn, but also very sensitive. They respond favorably only to calm, upbeat training methods that emphasize praise and food.
Sighthounds are touch-sensitive, tending to startle when touched unexpectedly or grabbed for a hug, so a verbal correction is less upsetting and distracting than a physical one.~COPY FROM Your Pure Bread Puppy
Please note this baby is not a full bread Whippet and best way to find out if he is right for you is to visit tomorrow!! http://www.sddac.com/pet_details.asp?RowNum=37
If you want a dog who…
- Looks like a medium-sized Greyhound, with a slender, elegant, racy build and a graceful, lightfooted gait
- Has a sleek easy-care coat that comes in many colors
- Indoors, is quiet and dignified, undemanding and unobtrusive
- Outdoors, is playful and athletic and gallops with breathtaking speed
- Is polite with everyone, including other dogs
A Whippet may be right for you.
My personal experience with a rescue doggie has been absolutely wonderful! If you are thinking about adopting this baby, don’t hesitate. He looks like he will find a home soon, based on all of the wonderful characteristics of a whippet:).