Many potential owners and especially first time owners wonder whether to adopt a bitch or a dog.
The following guidelines may help you in your choice.
Bitches come into season approximately every 9 months for at least 3 weeks.
To avoid any unfortunate mishap, precautions must be taken as dogs are only too happy to travel miles just to pay you a visit.
While in season bitches can be moody with a loss of appetite, lack of energy and with the need to urinate frequently.
If you have no intentions to breed it is highly recommended to consider spading your bitch to avoid any inconvenience for you and your pet. This can be done at an early age.
It is well worth discussing the matter with your family vet to get professional advice.
Dogs are generally bigger and heavier than their finer featured female counterparts, however within the breed some dogs are smaller in size.
Physiologically, dogs will cock their leg and mark their territory. Done repeatedly on the same elimination area will make your beautiful garden shrubs turn yellow.
Whippet dogs have a loveable nature, are easy to live with and can be gentler than bitches. The strong bond that binds them to their home prevents them from wandering afar.
Your Whippet’s character will depend on your training methods and the way you rear your dog.