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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by SpringerHusky, Apr 6, 2011.


  1. SpringerHusky

    SpringerHusky PetForums VIP

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    We met a lovely little puppy today, very sweet and simply adorable so was asking the questions and stuff like how old he was and such, he was 5 months old :D

    I then told the owner I adored greyhounds and the owner said,"me too but they are too big for me that's why harry here is a whippet".

    What the problem you ask? well Harry at 5 months is the same height as a fully grown whippet :blink: and he still looks like he's got some room to grow.

    I tried to tell the man but he insisted Harry was a whippet :eek:
     
  2. candysmum

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    You may be a whippet x greyhound (then meaning he is infact a lurcher)

    He may not grow much more though so who knows .

    My greyhound was Short compared to other greyhounds even though she raced. we believe she was crossed with a whippet whcih gave her the shorter than a greyhound taller than a whippet but she was very much more greyhound (so in all respects my greyhound was classed as a lurcher)

    But all this get complicated and only time will tell if the gentleman did in fact get a whippet or a greyhound.
     
  3. SpringerHusky

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    He defiantly looks like he's got allot of growing but could be a whippet x greyhound, but then he's pretty big for a pup just turned 5 months :eek:
     
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    Different breeds grow at different rates. Could be that a whippet is almost fully grown at 5 months. Greyhounds would be a lot taller at that age.
     
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    I met a dally pup the other day. The owner wouldn't let him off as he was too boisterous.. Now Bobby is a GSD x Boxer so Id expect him to be of a good size.. :) he is 6 months now.. The dally towered over him at 5 months.Im not joking I could see it was a dally.. But the size of him.. did make me wonder needlessly.. even to me thinking.. maybe a harlequin Dane that was more spotty.. :lol: Anyway.. Depends on the breeding.. You get tall rotties your get short ones.. you get tall GSD's and shorter one.. I guess the same can be said for any breed..
    I met a beagle bitch the other day.. No taller than a small JR defo looked JR x Beagle i said isn't she so cute is she a jr x beagle.. He said no a full beagle he said she is nearly two so has some growing.. I smiled politely and said how lovely she was. :)
    If I see a dog in the street and get chatting.. I definitely wouldn't be trying to tell them it was not what they thought.. I don't see the point.. obviously they are happy with their dog
     
  6. Phoenix&Charlie'sMum

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    Phoenix is the same height now as he was at 6 months, so maybe he hasnt got that much more growing to do ;)
     
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    Keyus only a month or 2 older and only has about an inch to gain in height till shes as big as the other 2
     
  8. morsel

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    At six months old, unlike his siblings, my staffy was taller and heavier than the normal range for adult staffies. What about Wendy, the big whippet.
     
  9. Ducky

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    only time will tell i guess.

    both my beagles reached their full height at 6months though, so maybe he isnt far off full size.
     
  10. SpringerHusky

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    Thanks guys, he's defiantly the biggest whippet i've ever seen :eek:
     
  11. momentofmadness

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    Im not joking hun.. you should of seen the daly I met the other day.. I could have suggested it was an appaloosa shetland.. :eek:
     
  12. SpringerHusky

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    :eek: wow, haha.

    I guess it goes for like Maya, she's so tiny compared to a normal malamute, i'll have to get a photo of her next to one someday :lol:
     
  13. momentofmadness

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    LOL I reckon I could of got one of the old pony saddles out when its fully grown and popped me lad on it.. :lol: I can say when she said how old I did doubt this.. :eek:

    I just did one of those big Really 's In a very surprised tone.. :)
     
  14. Freyja

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    At 5 months old a whippet could be almost fully grown. It could also be a show bred whippet they do tend to be a bit bigger than a racing bred whippet some 21" or more. My whippet bitches are 18.5" but my males are between 20 and 21".

    A greyhound cross with a whippet would be a londog not a lurcher. A lurcher is a cross between a sight hound and a breed from a different group usually working or terriers, A sight hound crossed with another sight hound is a longdog.
     
  15. Phoenix&Charlie'sMum

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    My friend has show whippets and they are almost the same height as Phoenix who is 24"! So id say they are about 22/23"
     
  16. SpringerHusky

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    Thanks, see shows my lack of knowledge :lol: I thought at 5 motnhs old like most breeds still had lots to grow by but I guess not, hehe. If I see him again some time later on i'll defiantly have to see.
     
  17. momentofmadness

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    I keep hoping Bobby is fully grown at nearly 7 months.. :) I know I am so worng.. :lol: he isn't as big as the weims.. But he is as heavy.. and he has feet like shovels.. :lol: his feet are bigger than my two Weims.. And he is clumsy with them as well.. :rolleyes:
     
  18. 2Hounds

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    If she was tattooed and didn't race on a flapping track then she probably was a greyhound as i doubt they'd be much to gain on the track by trying to breed a small dog. Some dogs just are smaller (or bigger) than average, my friend has a tiny grey girl who weighs just 22kg, she did race although wasn't that successful so retired early.
     
  19. Freyja

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    22/23 is big even for a show whippet mine are show dogs and my biggest male is just under 21" the breed standard says 20" for a male although at crufts a few years ago we were stood next to a dog who was head and shoulders bigger than Owen.
     
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