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Some Advice Please?

Discussion in 'Hound' started by jazz45, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. jazz45

    jazz45 New Member Registered

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    Hi,

    I am considering purchasing a whippet puppy some time in the future months, however this will be my first dog.

    I have researched the breed and its characteristics to an extent, and have decided they sound perfectly lovely, but I am unsure as to where to go to get myself a puppy - as I want it for a companion, as oppose to racing or showing, so am not averse to getting a runt or slightly defective dog.

    I live in York, North Yorkshire (and am finding it difficult to find breeders close by) and wondered if anyone had any general advice on getting hold of a puppy, or a reputable litter, or anything that might help a first time dog lover really!!

    Many Thanks,

    Chris
     
  2. *Lesley*

    *Lesley* Grand Master...Fluffy & nice Registered

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    Welcome to k9 Chris I'd just keep your eyes open for pups coming up on here I'm sure you'll find what you're looking for :thumbsup:

    Good luck in your search :luck:
     
  3. ~whitecross whippets~

    ~whitecross whippets~ New Member Registered

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    welcome to k9 :cheers:
     
  4. Karen

    Karen New Member Registered

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    Welcome Chris, best of luck in your search. This is probably the best place to start. If I were you though I wouldnt be looking for a runty or slightly defective Whippet :D The puppies you see should all be happy healthy bundles especially if you want a companion.

    Lastly I wouldnt get one from a person who breeds for money, they are quite easy to spot, they always have a litter and may have emailed you already! Ask people about how much they breed. A safe bet also is to PM a member who has posted a lot of posts on the forums and ask thier advice, they will always want to help you make the right choice.
     
  5. ~whitecross whippets~

    ~whitecross whippets~ New Member Registered

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    personally i think if new members pm a k9er for advice they will only be getting one persons viewpoint...i think its much better to ask for advice in an open forum where you will get a range of opinions :thumbsup:
     
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    clairej810 New Member Registered

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    If you are willing to consider an older dog, why not try JR Whippet rescue?

    Welcome to K9 :)
     
  7. Janimal

    Janimal Addicted Registered

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    Welcome to K9 - Good luck with your search. :luck:
     
  8. urchin

    urchin New Member Registered

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    depends what you mean by 'slightly defective'! There's lots of whippies who aren't show standard, but are absolutely perfect from a doggy point of view :wub: :wub:
     
  9. ~whitecross whippets~

    ~whitecross whippets~ New Member Registered

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    i agree.... having a sound temperament is all i ask from mine.... :huggles:
     
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    hampshirelass New Member Registered

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    second that :)) ..........My first dog was a 14yr old whippetx I had till she passed away at 17, and then I now have a dog I rehomed when he was 5yrs.........both have been easy peesy dogs 'ready trained' (obviously some rescue dogs need more input/training/patience than others, but many just need love and a place to call their own) there are lots of young dogs in rescue too!
     

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