A puppy is a serious commitment, please respect the following essentials for a whippet : -
A well fenced yard - mine have never leapt over 4' height although they can jump on the spot much higher than that. A whippet can squeeze through quite a narrow gap, so the yard must be safe. Being such a friendly attractive breed, security is also vital against theft of the dog.
Company - ideally another whippet companion, another friendly dog, or stay-at-home owner dedicated to being a companion to their whippet. Whippets are unhappy being left alone for long periods.
Responsible Owner - Whippets are smart sensitive loyal dogs that form very close attachments from an early age. They suffer a sense of betrayal, abandonment and confusion when rejected. So it is irresponsible and cruel to take any puppy on a whim or as a temporary disposable project.
Basics - Clean water - Quality food - Warm bed - Shelter - Play and Exercise - Mental stimulation (toys)
First option to re-home is stipulated if an owner later finds they can no longer keep their whippet.
Inclusions - First C3 vaccination, wormed per best practice, microchipped, ANKC registered with Dogs Queensland, DNA parentage recorded, bathing and nails trimmed regularly as part of general handling and socialisation. Pups given first gentle lead lessons.
As recommended by The Australian Veterinary Association, pups remain in natural state, dewclaws intact. More under "Dewclaws" on the above menu. My whippets are shown with dewclaws.
The purebred Whippet is truly worthy of perpetuation and promotion...not just a dog....
Whippets are employed to educate children about pets and trusted as therapy visitors to the aged and infirm,
Junabeez Hugo Moss with owner Eve doing great work in this respect.
Whippets excel in a variety of activities and disciplines.
Sincere thanks to owners for keeping in touch with news and photos of your Junabeez whippets and friends.