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OSoSwift   

Generally 10 months to 2 years I would think and as mwntioned the will mature and fill out in width and depth of chest etc for a while after that

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Kirislin   

Hey all you Victorian Whippeteers! Dont forget to mark your calendars for our next fun day, Saturday Sept 10th. You can put yourself on our events page as attending to let us know how many gourmet sausages to buy. We will also have delicious dog treats for sale, I haven't tried them myself but the dogs love them.

Dont forget to make sure your dogs nails are trimmed and they are fit and healthy. Bring sturdy collars and leashes and perhaps a crate to confine them.

Hope to see you there

https://www.facebook.com/events/760888314041827/

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Kirislin   

What! No one's posted here since August last year?  And that was me?  This is a sad state of affairs.  Well I've come to tell all you whippet and sighthound enthusiasts that our first fun day of the year is this coming Saturday, so only 4 more sleeps.  If you have never come why dont you try it, see what you and your whippet/s think.  Make sure their nails are trimmed and they are fit and healthy.  We will have delicious home made gourmet sausages for sale and cold drinks.  Everything else you will need to bring including chairs.  Here is the link to our page but if you have any questions just ask me.  Something important to keep in mind is that dogs must be on lead unless they're running for the lure.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1840986696149560/

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Kirislin   

Our first fun day's been and gone and our next one is fast approaching! This one is on a Sunday for all those who can't make Saturdays. Write it down March 26th.

Come along and see what all the talk is about. We're a friendly relaxed club, purely social, no competition, but this is a great way to introduce your dog to a drag lure, so if you're contemplating getting into competitive lure coursing, which is now an ANKC recognized event this is an excellent place to start.

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Tarah   

I posted ages ago about adding a Whipper to my household to join my Russian Blue cat. Sadly Tasha died last year from suspected lymphoma but I now have Cooper , an 11.5 week old whippet puppy . He's ridiculously fast already!

 

 

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Hi all whippet lovers.I am a jrt owner but have had many diff breeds as well.I  have never owned a whippet but I have trained some and my sister-in-law had one so I have a fair idea of their nature.i have always loved whippets however I live on a property with sheep horses chooks- the list goes on. So guys how do you think a whippet would go on a property with their hunter like instincts. That is one of the reasons I have never owned one as we've always lived on property. I don't know them well enough so I'm asking you experts how she would go on my property. What do you think peeps?

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Kirislin   
 

Hi all whippet lovers.I am a jrt owner but have had many diff breeds as well.I  have never owned a whippet but I have trained some and my sister-in-law had one so I have a fair idea of their nature.i have always loved whippets however I live on a property with sheep horses chooks- the list goes on. So guys how do you think a whippet would go on a property with their hunter like instincts. That is one of the reasons I have never owned one as we've always lived on property. I don't know them well enough so I'm asking you experts how she would go on my property. What do you think peeps?

I live on property but still have a securely fenced front and back yard and don't allow the whippets to roam at all. That would be my suggestion to you. Also only take your Whippet out on a leash and train it not to harass the livestock. It can be done but will take work and you probably still could not leave it with the freedom to roam unsupervised.

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On ‎5‎/‎25‎/‎2017 at 2:14 AM, jacks4nik said:

Hi all whippet lovers.I am a jrt owner but have had many diff breeds as well.I  have never owned a whippet but I have trained some and my sister-in-law had one so I have a fair idea of their nature.i have always loved whippets however I live on a property with sheep horses chooks- the list goes on. So guys how do you think a whippet would go on a property with their hunter like instincts. That is one of the reasons I have never owned one as we've always lived on property. I don't know them well enough so I'm asking you experts how she would go on my property. What do you think peeps?

You'll need good fencing, ie not rural fencing ... I'm part of Iggy Rescue and we rescued an Italian Greyhound someone had bought as a puppy to live with on a rural property (we had turned them down due to the fencing being unsuitable for an IG).  Much smaller than a Whippet but every day he was up and over the rural fencing.  It's a miracle he wasn't shot in the 2 years they had him there.  Suffice to say - when rehoming him - I found an owner with secure fencing he couldn't get out of.  That's what I do with all the dogs I rehome but especially sighthounds who have a propensity to be able to get over fencing easily.

 

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SYDNEY only - Iggy Rescue are assisting the NSW Whippet Club to find an urgent foster carer (can be with a view to adopt) for a red brindle male 9 month old young dog.  He was rescued from a horrendous living situation in the country but the people who took him on cannot keep him. 

 

All vet work done.  He's ready to go but needs training as he's only just been rescued.  Needs on lead work and gentle/slow socialisation, he's somewhat nervous due to his poor beginnings.  If anyone is prepared to train and has another more mature whippet, that's the ideal situation for him.

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Whippets galore in need of a home, there doesn't seem to be much activity on here anymore but if you are looking to adopt a Whippet, we've set up a Facebook page called "Whippets in need Australia" and there are 5 whippets listed, males and females between 1 and 6 years of age.

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Kirislin   

WHIPPETEERS! Please have a look at Yarra Valley Whippets “events” page and note in your diaries and calendars the dates of our upcoming Fun Days for 2018. 

Our events are non competitive, purely for fun.  Many people are also discovering they are a good way to introduce their dog to the concept of chasing a drag Lure as a precursor  to Lure Coursing

 

https://www.facebook.com/pg/yvwhippets/events/

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Kirislin   

Whippeteers! Be advised that Yarra Valley Whippets Fun Day scheduled for this Saturday has been cancelled for safety reasons. TOTAL FIRE BAN and therefore unsafe to hold an event in a bush fire prone area. We hope to see you at out next event.

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Hello Whippeteers 

 

It's been a while. Kids , life, house, dogs and all the things that get in the way of a forum.

I've been busy lure coursing, became a Judge and more recently made some gorgeous babies (10 of) mostly black and white and nearly all girls.

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Roova   

Oh @WreckitWhippet, they look gorgeous!!  Please share some photos of them up and about, there's nothing as heart warming as chubby puppy photos! 

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sluggo   

Hi Whippet Owners, we're considering a whippet as our next dog, and would love to meet one in person and have a chat to understand suitability.

 

Is there anyone close to the northern beaches of Sydney willing to help?

 

Thanks in advance.

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