Ronchanelli Whippets

 Pedigree Dogs of Outstanding Quality

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