Silken Windhound?

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  1. Bodi's Mom

    Bodi's Mom Hylen's Bodacious Big Boy

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    We were at the dog park today (a different one than usual) and there was a beautiful "borzoi-ish" looking dog. Absolutely striking. She was mostly black with some white markings on her chest, feet, muzzle and tail. I asked her owner what she was, and I was informed that "Ivy" was a Silken Windhound. She was exquisite. Has anyone ever seen or heard of these dogs?
     
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    Yes I have met some. Pretty dogs. They show the BRC same as the LHW.

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    The b/w is a silken windhound. They are similar to LHW but have a double coat, are larger, and have a more borzoi face.
     
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    I know there was one brief thread about the Whippets but I'd like to hear a little more compare/contrast about the two if possible? I know I could go Google a lot of this, but I'd like to hear from people who are actually in the breeds and can tell the real story and not the urban version.
     
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    vanillasugar just call me Nilly

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    There are a few around here and I've had the pleasure of meeting one once. Beautiful dogs!

    Though (and this may just be because I'm smitten with Bounce and Dash) I like LHW better ;)
     
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    Beautiful animals !
     
  7. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    They do say they are the smallest coated sight hound.. but all the ones I have met are bigger than the LHW.

    They are pretty.. but I do like the silkier coats on the LHW :)
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Are the LHW coats single coated? I adore single coated feathered coats. They're so much easier to keep up than the double coats....
     
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    Yes whippets (of short or long hair) have single coats. Borzoi and Silken Windhounds have double coats.
     
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    One of my friends has a couple. They are awesome dogs. Seem to have a typical sighthound temperament.
     
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    Mal has a silken buddy from the dog park who is a really sweet (if a bit timid) dog. They're cool!
     

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