Join Date: May 2009
Location: Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario
I have to say, if you want a dog who has an off switch... not sure if a whippet is ideal/good idea.
Also, running on hard surfaces like concrete or the road, with those little legs.. might not be a good idea. They are pretty fragile little dogs. I know we are always careful when mine play with them.. they are super gentle with the dogs, but could seriously hurt a leg or spine on accident.
Have you thought of a retired Grey Hound? There is one that is around here that my older dog plays with. They don't jog with her but they do ride a bike with her in the summer. She is super lazy in the house but can turn it on when allowed/wants.
I would make sure you really invest some time in researching and meeting these dogs.
They are super cute though!
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