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Ronchanelli Whippets 

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Description


There can be few breeds with more delightful charm than the dainty Whippet. Size tends to vary in different countries, although the standard requires an animal standing around the 51-centimetre (20-inch) mark, but no matter the size, the essence is in the balance of muscularity with neatness, power with elegance. Carrying a short, fine coat, cleanliness is the Whippet’s hallmark and it is easy to get him tidy enough for the house within a very short time after returning from a country walk in winter.

The description of his temperament in the official standard – ‘gentle’ and ‘affectionate’ – is a considerable understatement; he loves the company of mankind and is equally at home in castle or cottage. Light enough to pick up when necessary, but spirited enough to spend a day on exercise, with a tremendous turn of speed over short distances, he represents one of the most deservingly popular of all the sporting dogs.

Many have found great pleasure in owning racing Whippets, especially in the northeast of England. As races often had to be in alleyways between the houses, the dogs developed into ‘straight racers’. Some could cover just over 180 metres (200 yards) in as little as 12 seconds.


Breed Group
Hound
Vulnerable Native Breed
No
Size
Medium
How much exercise?
Up to 1 hour per day
Length of coat
Short
How much grooming?
Once a week
Supposedly sheds? *
Yes
Town or Country
Either
Type of home
Small or Large House
Minimum Garden Size
Small/Medium
Lifespan
Over 12 Years



The Hound Breed Group

 

Breeds originally used for hunting either by scent or by sight. The scent hounds include the Beagle and Bloodhound and the sight hounds such breeds as the Whippet and Greyhound. Many of them enjoy a significant amount of exercise and can be described as dignified, aloof but trustworthy companions.


Acceptable Colours:


Black

Black & Tan
Black & White
Black Particolour
Blue
Blue & Tan
Blue & White
Blue Fawn
Blue Fawn & White
Blue Fawn Sable
Blue Sable
Blue Sable & White
Chocolate
Chocolate & Gold
Chocolate & Tan
Chocolate Tan & White
Cream
Cream & White
Cream Sable
Dark Sable
Fawn
Fawn & White
Fawn Sable
Gold
Gold & White
Gold Sable
Red
Red & White
Red Sable
Red Sable & White
Sable
Sable & White
Tricolour
White
White & Chocolate
Wolf Sable