Kimera — Mach-Speed Whippet pups at 10 Days Old

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Here are the 6 pups at about 10 days old —  4 girls and 2 boys.  Whelped June 18th, 2013.  More infor at http://www.machspeedwhippets.com   and   http://www.machspeedwhippets.wordpress.com   and  facebook account:  mach-speed whippets

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A Look at the Mach-Speed Pups in their New Homes

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1.  Mach-Speed Lunar Lander (“Orbit”) – Now with the call-name “Loki”

Loki has a great home (in a young and active couple) in the Bay Area of Northern California.

Here is what they had to say about their Loki:

“We decided we wanted to name our first puppy after the Norse god of mischief and chaos — Loki. What we were seeking was a new best friend, a fun addition to our family and a highlight to our upcoming adventures. You see, when we came to Mach-Speed Whippets, we didn’t come for the normal, predictable pack of puppies. We knew this bunch would be special and we were looking for a sporty dog with a strong personality. The tremendous socialization from the start was a real winner for us — by the time we had met the first pup, he had already met people from every continent. When we met all the puppies we were torn, it was a hard decision to choose just one of those precious faces. They were all cuddly, playful and personable. After days of back and forth, we knew we had found our pup when Loki, then Orbit, nuzzled Sasha’s neck and fell asleep in Yannis’s arms.  That little boy with a candle flame blaze between his eyes, and with the dark mask to match, became for us, the ideal look.
As Loki grows up, he continues to impress us with his intelligence, curiosity, friendliness, and countless other positive traits. A few highlights:
-His first beach trip at 2.5 months old showed us that size would not deter him from his goal.  That little pup fetched back a frisbee that was taller than him! …and ate a lot more sand than we hoped!
-During the San Francisco Fleet Week, at less than 3 months young, Loki was more interested in the people and their food than the fighter jets flying only a few meters above our head.
-His best friends are a Newfoundland (who acts much like Nana from Peter Pan), a German Shephard, who Loki *loves* to steal toys from, and a Siamese/Burmese cat that he’s quickly outgrown but still loves to chase around.
-Loki continues to impress us with his intuition. It doesn’t take much for him to learn the rules and knows how to read whoever he plays with. He’s even learned the difference between pet rabbits, which he protects and regularly checks up on, and changing directions on a dime to chase those delicious-looking squirrels in the park. He knew how to signal bathroom-time the day after we brought him home and has mastered sit, down, wave, bark on command, and directed jumping onto an object.
-If he could be any animal, Loki would be a goat. He loves to munch on grass and is perfectly content grazing on tender grasses in the park. He will also steal the aforementioned rabbits’ hay (or carrots, lettuce, kale, cucumber..) if it pokes through their cage.
-In our most recent roadtrip to Los Angeles, he proved to be a great (read quiet) companion in two nonstop 6 hour car rides, adjusted instantly to our hotel room and even visibily conquered his fear of heights as we zoomed to the 28th floor on an outdoor glass elevator.
Joining us in nearly all of our activities, Loki has fit into our lives as much more than a pet. He has become the best companion we could have asked for and we have a hard time believing that our confident, mature pup still has so much growing up to do.”

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2.  Mach-Speed Sonic the Hedgehog (“Sonic”) – Now with the call-name “Teo”

Teo lives with a family with children in Mexico City, Mexico.  It’s amazing how much Teo has already lost his blue color!  It seems his fawn is a little darker than his father’s — yet still kind of peach.  I love his new color!  You can see in the profile pics of him standing on a desk at his home in Mexico.

  • Here is what Hernaldo had to tell us about Teo:
  • Teo is a self-confident puppy but with a light touch of submission, bright, sound, and outgoing. We have a profound mutual understanding.
  • In our garden we had an endemic mexican tree (a very young one), it has flowers that the ancient Aztecs used it for tripping out in mystical voyages (we didn’t know about it). The flowers are beautiful (yellow), like large thin bells and they blossom three to four times a year, its called “floripondio”. We didn’t know it has amazing hallucinogenic powers. One morning, I found Teo overdoing everything, excited, almost scary and very speedy.   I noticed that the area of this tree was covered with detritus from the flowers. I examined Teo’s tongue and it was yellow!! I did some research and found out about the special properties of these flowers. The vet came to see Teo, he suggested us not to do nothing but hydrate him a lot. Just after two days, our puppy pulled himself together.  We immediately took down the small tree of “floripondios”, now we have a beautiful two year old tree called “bugambilias”, so our Teo won’t be in a mystical trip anymore.

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3 Mach-Speed Q*Bert (“Q*Bert”) – Now with the call-name “Dasher”

Dasher lives with his new family (that has a son and a daughter) in the Bay Area in Northern California.

The family even remodeled their backyard and put in turf for their little Dasher!  I wonder if dasher will have a reindeer costume for Christmas this year!  With a name like “Dasher”, it would be fitting!  🙂

<maybe Dasher’s family will give me some info to add here in this blog later>

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4 Mach-Speed Super Mario Bros. (“Mario”)

Mario lives in San Francisco with a young couple that are presently finishing their senior years of college.  I am sure Mario’s life is exciting! — Just like young Whippets like it!

<maybe Mario’s family will give me some info to add here in this blog later>

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5 Mach-Speed Asteroids (“Comet”)

Comet is still with us here in Atherton, California.  We are considering homing him, if the home is serious about showing and/or dog-sport — preferably to a home nearby.  It looks more and more like he may stay with us.  He was the biggest trouble-maker in the litter back when there were multiple pups here.  But when he was the last pup left,  he became such a sweetie.  He got house-trained in record time, doesn’t really bark much, and jumps really high.  Pretty much the only trouble he gets into is related to the fact that he knows he is a good jumper!

I will add some photos to the gallery here soon… or in a separate entry.

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6 Mach-Speed Galaxian (“Laser”) – Now with the call-name “Dashiell”

Dashiell lives with a family in Hollister, California.  On their grounds, they have a large plant nursery (trees, bushes, shrubs, etc)

Here is what Claire, Dashiell’s owner, has to say about her little boy:

Dash is getting to be quite the thief – I should have called him Bandit.  I have to be careful to put away the dirty laundry because his favorite thing is to snatch something from it and run away into the nursery to show his prize to everyone.  He was running around with my bra in his mouth the other day and my employees that work in the nursery got quite a laugh from his antics.
 
Dashiell is my entertainment when I’m working, I tend to focus so much on my work that I forget about “living in the now” which is the key to happiness which many people believe.  He helps me get out of my head and enjoy a little humour while I’m getting my business done.  Besides that he is a very sweet boy that I’ve fallen in love with and can’t imagine living without now.
 
What I love about whippets is their ability to relax and lounge around sleeping and be satisfied with that for most of the day, but are ready to play and exercise wholeheartedly when it’s the right time for that.  At least Dashiell is that way, and the only other 2 whippets I’ve known were like that.   He rides around in my truck with me all day when I go make sales calls, and meets everyone and is very sociable.  He’s more popular with my clients than I am – they all say “did you bring Dash with you?”  instead of “hello Claire”.

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7 Mach-Speed Pacman (“Pacman”) – Now with the call-name “Fino”

Fino  lives in Pasadena, California with a married couple that is originally from Spain.

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8 Mach-Speed Moon Patrol (“Luna”)

Luna lives in Richlands, North Carolina with a married couple.   Luna is in training as a therapy dog and they are planning to probably show her if things go as planned.

<maybe Luna’s family will give me some info to add here in this blog later>

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And there were 3…

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last 3 pups from the litter of 8….

a week ago, Sonic flew to Mexico.  Since then, we are down to 3 pups.  of them, 2 are still available — Pacman ans Comet.

that’s:   Mach-Speed Pacman and Mach-Speed Asteroids.

from left to right: Mario, Pacman, & Comet

Our Arcade Pups at 6.5 Weeks Playing in the Yard

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Here are most of the pups running around the yard at 6.5weeks.  The puppy at the very beginning is Comet.

Whippet Litters Around the World : June/July 2012

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A lot of late Spring/early Summer litters coming up!  Here are just a few.  If you know of others, please tell me and I will try to add them to this entry.  One of the main reasons I made this blog entry is because Laika will not mother enough puppies to home with everyone who contacts us.  If you tell a potential Whippet-Owner “you live so far away, consider a breeder closer to home”, or  that “we don’t have any brindles in this litter”, or something like this…  They often respond with the question “Who else has puppies right now?”  So, I made this list so that I can send this link to those people.  You will find the list of upcoming litters below.  We will, perhaps not surprisingly, start the list with our breeding here at Mach-Speed.  🙂

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Rocket & Lajka — Mach-Speed Whippets

California, USA

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Devereux Whippets — Tennessee, USA

??? & Bebe

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Iberia’s Pride — Sofia, Bulgaria

Litter 1: James & Daira
Litter 2: Spencer & Lacey

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Entroncamento, Portugal

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Windsong Whippets — West Virginia, USA

??? & ???

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Rusalka Whippets – Iowa, USA

??? & ???

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Jetstream Whippets — Ontario, Canada

Chesney & Tango

  • Due approx Aug 3rd.
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  • Test Mating:
  • More Info: click on “puppies” on their website
  • Webpage:  www.jetstreamwhippets.com

Mach-Speed — Spring-Summer 2012 — the Retro Arcade Litter

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Downhill Cycling with Dogs

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Check out this downhill cyclist with his Vizsla!  Great dog!  Imagine this sport with a sighthound!

Here is their YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/norcorider2005

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