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whippets vs. iggys?

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Sylvie

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Barked: Thu Jan 22, '09 9:43pm PST 
I am planning on getting a whippet or an Italian greyhound in the future and am wondering what their main differences are (besides size). I've heard Iggys are hard to house train, same for whippets? thinking
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Indiana- Jones

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Barked: Tue Jan 27, '09 11:49am PST 
There are several differences between iggys and whippets. I have 2 whippets and my good friend has 3 iggys and we get them together at least twice a week to play. Whippets are not hard to house train. I have a 5month old whippet and she doesn't have as many accidents as my friend's 2 year old iggy. There is also a difference in energy level. Iggys have a lot more energy than whippets. Don't get me wrong, whippets love to play but I think they love to sleep more. Iggys also tend to be shy skiddish breed. My male whippet is a therapy dog and is hard to scare. Both breeds have a tendency to have seperation anxiety but that is calmed with a another canine companion. So it really depends on what you want out of a dog. They are both great breeds but have distinctive personalities. I hope that helps!
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Sylvie

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Barked: Tue Jan 27, '09 6:13pm PST 
Thank you! I think a whippet sounds right for me, course I will keep doing my research! applausedog
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Milo

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Barked: Thu Jan 29, '09 7:01pm PST 
I have two whippets and my roommate has an iggy. I brought home the whippets when they were 12 weeks old and they each had one accident in the house since then. They iggy has one about once a month and she gets walked four times a day! I love them all. The whippets are more versatile and enjoy a 13 mile day hike, can better tolerate the cold (but can't be left outside for long periods of time in winter), and are more active. However, they're both great breeds.
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