Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Whippet Contortionists


  1. interesting how whippets of today do not run like this. They have a double suspension gallop but the dogs of today to not have that extreme over reach of the hind legs as seen in this picture. Of course, they don't have the same conformation as they did way back. I would love to know if they were faster then or now.

  2. Remember, in early races the starters threw the dogs physically into their strides. Although whippets ranged in size from 14-50#, the "best" size was considered to be 16#. Much smaller than today. So these pictures were probably shortly after the "launch."