Interesting indeed.Interesting article....strange looking Whippet!
ah, yes, my favorite. I could tell some stories about that one...Quote:When did culling a litter become politically incorrect?
About the same time that it became popular to get web cams in boarding kennels so you can check on your dog when you are supposed to be on vacation.
Well...since you asked... The alpha pair are generally the only two who mate, but occasionally the beta male might get an occasional sneak mating if he's lucky. The alpha female is typically a real literal bitch about suppressing the estrus cycles of the other females in the pack and wolves usually only cycle once a year (versus most dog breeds who cycle twice a year). So no, he's not out knocking boots with the other lady wolves because she won't let them.So the wolf pack in nature sits around figuring out who is dating who??? Or am I mistaken that there is one male for x amount of years just f%c#in his brains out on all the available girls???
I just ran across this thread and since I race whippets I am quite familiar with bully whippets and see them all the time. The negative effects of the bully gene are the obvious lack of breed type, but much more serious is that they suffer from extreme and often debilitating cramping. No bully whippets are able to race with the combination of the mass making them completely lacking in speed and also the severe cramping issues. They also have overbites, some of them extensively so.What other effects the bully whippet gene may have?