whippet neck

First of all, general considerations are necessary to understand the right shape of a whippet neck. Neck must be considered concerning the breed. The conformation of the neck is subordinated to the shape, direction and dimensions. A neck could be: straight or arched.

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whippet standard

Illustrated Breed Standard are prepared to more clearly interpret the whippet breed standard (FCI-­‐Standard N162/14.05.2007).  Swedish Whippet Club’s Board of Directors and Swedish Whippet Club’s breeder/judges have worked together to create one of its own. Also Australian kennel club published an Extended breed standard of whippet.

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whippet ears

Rose-shaped are upright ears that fall to the side, resembling a distinctive flower form. Greyhounds, whippets, bulldogs and pugs all have these ears. Bulldogs and Bull Terriers, were bred with ears set high but laid far back on the head—where they’re safer from dog bites. Greyhounds and Whippets, on the other hand, have an even farther back placement to streamline their heads, making them faster when they run. Looking at not only the rose shape, but also at where the ear itself is placed, helps determine the function.

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