This breed of the hound is called the 'whippet', having a fairly long, thin body with a sleek face and small alert ears. It hunts with the aid of smell, more than sight. This tall and slender gazehound is almost tailless. The legs are thin and long, helping it to follow its prey while hunting or while participating in dog races. The head is flat, sporting small ears, attentive even to the slightest sound. The face narrows down towards the nose, an important feature because sniffing and smelling helps it to trace its hunt. The body muscles are prominently displayed. Even though the animal is not in movement, its structure shows agility and perhaps a swift response to action.
This description by Renu Rana
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