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Courtesy Listing- Ryder - Whippet (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Whippet Dog For Adoption in Lakeport, CA, USA


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Ad ID: ADN-772746
Times Ad Viewed: 120 times
Date Listed: 01/20/2018
Date Expires: 25 days from now

verified Rescue Information

Organization Name: Lake County Animal Services
Location: Lakeport, CA

Breed: Whippet
Gender: Male Male

Courtesy Listing- Ryder

Color/Markings: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut with Black
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 01/20/2018
Location: Lakeport, CA, 95453
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Whippet Dog For Adoption in Lakeport, CA, USA

Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Grooming Needs Moderate
Shedding Amount Moderate
Altered No
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats Yes
Energy Level High
Activity Level Highly Active
Exercise Needs High
Fence Required 6 foot
Obedience Training Has Basic Training
  • Yard Required
  • Leash Trained
  • Crate Trained
  • Housetrained
  • Good in a Car
  • Likes to Be in Your Lap
Personality Characteristics
  • Playful
  • Affectionate
  • Intelligent
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No

Posted Breed: Whippet (short coat). For more information about Ryder or to adopt, email or call 707-350-1914. If you are interested in one of our dogs, please go to our website, Many questions will be answered there. All Orphan Dogs are fostered in private homes by volunteers who graciously take time from work and home life to care for our orphans. We do not have a facility, and most dogs are transported to our scheduled Adoption Events! Our van is limited on space and because of this sometimes dogs will get time off if the van is overfull. Other arrangements may be made for meeting a dog the dog if circumstances prevent you from being able to make it to events. Remember again though, that volunteers foster dogs in their spare time so we encourage you to try to attend the events. If you are local to Lake County, we do make arrangements to meet dogs here in town. However, please remember that most of our dogs have been in our shelters for weeks before we pull them. We take the dogs that have not been adopted yet. If you visit the shelter, you'll get the dog before I do! If you are viewing this description from another website, such as Petfinders: PLEASE CLICK THROUGH to the website for more detailed information about our adoption process, and the application !


A.K.A. : English Whippe, t Snap dog
Overview: The Whippet is a very fast dog, reaching 35 miles per hour at full speed. Despite this, they are fully capable of being quiet and well-mannered indoor pets.
Breed Group: Hound
Weight (lbs): 20-40
Height (in): male: 19-22, female: 18-21
Colors: Immaterial.
Coat: Short, close, smooth and firm in texture.
Character: Whippets are affectionate, peaceful, and intelligent dogs that are great with children.
Temperament: This breed is good with children, but they do not like strangers. They cannot suppress the urge to chase anything that moves quickly, so they are should be monitored around the family cat.
Care: The Whippet requires occasional brushing to remove dead hairs. The teeth should be checked often to prevent tartar buildup and the claws must be kept trimmed.
Training: This breed requires variety of activity during training. With the right approach, this dog will respond fairly well, though he may never be perfectly obedient.
Activity: The Whippet is a small Greyhound, so he's built to race and hunt. A lot of exercise is required.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Health Issue: This breed is prone to stomach upset and skin problems. Sensitive to anesthesia.
Life Expectancy: 12-15

More About Whippet Breed
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