Following a previous post in which we all agreed that George looked very much like his mum, Minha, I thought it was time to prove that, in fact, he’s a real man like his dad, Rufus.
The stunning facial resemblance between George and his mum is carried on by the amazing bodily resemblance between George and his dad. People who are familiar with whippets and sighthounds in general will know that the shape of their body can vary a lot. Some can be very thin-waisted, whilst others can be quite stocky (by ‘skinny dogs’ standards!). Also, some whippets can have a curvier back than others. There is a lot of variation in body shape within a litter of puppies, which is more apparent than in other breeds, probably because of the very short fur which allows for a very clear view of their outline.
When we went to George’s first birthday party, I was surprised at how different the puppies turned out to be in terms of shape and general look. They had all inherited features from their parents, but to different extents and in different combinations. It turned out that, if you took Minha’s head and attached it to Rufus’ body, you get George. As simple as that.
For a final verdict, I thought I’d better ask, again, for your opinion. Here are the photos:
Do you think that George looks like his dad or not? I think he does, and I’m really pleased with it. You see, Rufus is a show and racing champion with a lot of titles to his name. George seems to have inherited his speed and love for running. He was the first of the puppies to cross the finish line (after mum and dad) in the race we organised at the end of the meeting. We’re not planning on racing him, I’m just boasting!
What do you think?
Note to our blogging friends: We’re going away for a week – school holiday! As I’m not sure what we’ll find at the other end and whether we’ll have Internet access or not, I may not be able to show my face on my or your blog(s). It doesn’t mean I’ve deserted you. My posts are scheduled to go out as normal, and I’ll catch up with your blogs and comments when we get back 😉