Beautiful Whippet Wallpaper Graphics Dog HD Backgrounds Free!The Whippet is a dog breed of medium-size. They are a sighthound breed that originated in England where they descended from greyhounds. Whippets today still strongly resemble a smaller greyhound. Shown in the Hound group Whippets have relatively few health problems other than arrhythmia. Whippets also participate in dog sports such as lure coursing agility and flyball. The name is derived from an early 17th century word now obsolete meaning to move briskly.Whippets were originally greyhounds that were deemed unsuitable for hunting because of their size. They were returned to their peasant breeders after being maimed so that they could not be used to hunt and break the forest law. These maimed dogs were bred together and used to catch rats and hunt rabbits. When the forest law was repealed these miniature greyhounds became popular in the sport of dog racing. This has led to Whippets being described as the poor man's racehorse. They are still frequently used as racing dogs today as they have the highest running speed of breeds their weight: 40 miles per hour (64 km/h) and even challenge greyhounds for top speed. Whippets Wallpaper are however the fastest accelerating dog in the world.Dog racing was originally an extension of hare coursing. Whippets began to be bred to race in the mid-nineteenth century. The first form of the sport was a rudimentary form of coursing known as ragging and dogs who participated were said to be trained to the rag. Dogs were kept on a leash by a person known as a slip who was frequently also the race judge. The slip would release the dogs from their collars at the same time and they would race towards their owners who were standing at the opposite end of the track waving towels.Cool 3D Pics HD Wallpapers - Good Download Free Dog Pictures - Whippet Wallpaper Backgrounds for Mobile Phones.You can save or share Whippet Photos to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Line.
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