Hi there, I am sorry but I have no idea about how greyhounds are kept while racing, I am not a lover of greyhound people as I find some greyhounds according to the stories I hear are abused and abandoned, sorry if I have spoken out of turn asw I do know some people who have adopted retired greyhounds and they have the best of homes.
A whippet is similar to a greyhound but in most cases smaller, the whippet fraternity which I belong to are the non pedigree whippets, I have eight whippets all of whome live in the house with my hubby and I, they are first and foremost pets and secondly racing dogs, most of my whippets are retired from racing due to old age.
I have a retired Supreme Racing Champion which is the highest title a whippet can attain, she is 15 years old bless her and I am dreading the day when she leaves me
I have another whippet who is 12 years old who is a retired Racing Champion and 6 more all of whome are very lightly raced due to my working commitments.
All my whippets are lady dogs as I would find it difficult to have dogs in the house with the lady dogs.
We race non ped whippets on the straights and on the bends, I personally race mine on the straights which is a field with a good flat running surface with a sand pit finish which helps to protect their toes when poulling up.
Years ago whippets had to be upto a certain weight to race, that wqas 28lb in weight, now there is scratch dog racing because of the high ammount of people breeding their whippets to greyhounds.
I am not saying that all whippet owners are the best as you get good and bad in all ways of life, what I am saying is that everyone I know who has a whippet looks after them like they are children.
Last edited by JoJess; 11-29-2005 at 04:52 AM.
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