With a lineage from the middle east, sighthounds have developed skills to help them see prey from a distance, their fast and agile, slender bodies help them cover ground fast and capture their prey. Common sighthounds can be Afghan Hounds, Wolfhounds, Greyhounds and Saluki’s.

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Whippet

Whippet

The Whippet is known by several names, the Whippet, the English Whippet and the Snap Dog. Whippets are a sighthound breed that have origins in England, where they descended from Greyhounds.

Whippets have the stature and size of a small greyhound.

The rejects of the greyhound family, Whippets were the dogs that were too small to hunt or race. They were returned to the peasants in the villages, but injured first, so the peasants could not break the forest law and hunt.

The peasant breeders allowed these dogs to breed and used them for hunting rats and catch rabbits.

Whippets have often been described as the poor mans racehorse, due to their speed and agility, being the fastest dog of their size. Speeds of Whippets can often reach 35mph.

Do you have a Whippet?

Hound Dog Photography host a number of photoshoot location days each month across the South East, bring your Whippet or Greyhound along for a dog photography session. Jamie Morgan also undertakes private commissions at locations across the UK and Internationally on request.

 

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Greyhound

Greyhound

Greyhounds are one of the oldest dog breeds, originally bred for coursing game and then in more recent decades, for greyhound racing.

After retirement from greyhound racing many dogs are adopted and taken into family homes as pets. This gentle and placid create is often found comfortably situated on a bed or a sofa, a million miles from the ferocious hunter that they were bred to be.

It is a gentle and intelligent breed whose combination of long, powerful legs, deep chest, flexible spine and slim build allows it to reach average race speeds in excess of 40 mph.

Greyhounds are quiet, gentle, and loyal to owners. They are very loving creatures, and they enjoy the company of their humans and other dogs. Whether a Greyhound enjoys the company of other small animals or cats depends on the individual dog’s personality. Greyhounds will typically chase small animals; those lacking a high ‘prey drive’ will be able to coexist happily with toy dog breeds and/or cats.

Greyhounds live most happily in quiet environments. A close relative of the greyhound is the Whippet.

Do you have a beautiful greyhound?

Hound Dog Photography host a number of photoshoot location days each month across the South East, bring your Whippet or Greyhound along for a dog photography session. Jamie Morgan also undertakes private commissions at locations across the UK and Internationally on request.