10 March 2014


Meet Beano, a 'JR whippet', and his best mate Colin.

This photograph was taken a couple of years ago, at Daymer Bay in Cornwall, when Beano was about eight months old. He's three now and Colin is just a year older. The two first met when Beano was in foster and Colin was introduced to him as a possible new 'brother' and they've been inseparable ever since.

Beano was adopted by David and Barbara and we're told that in their fifty plus years of owning whippets they've rarely met one as delightful as him. He loves everybody and every dog, is as happy as the day is long, and likes nothing better than a good run and a chase.

But Beano is special in another way. In addition to Beano and Colin, David and Barbara have a fourteen year old rescue greyhound, Kate. She's a very elderly lady now and needs extra care, and Beano helps with that. When Kate gets confused and wanders off he brings her back, and he sleeps with her at night to watch over her.

We often feature whippets here who are famous by proxy, because they live with public figures, but some whippets, like Beano, should be famous in their own right.

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Have you adopted a dog from J.R. Whippet Rescue? If so and you'd like to see him or her featured here on the website please email the webmaster a good quality JPEG image of your hound/s and a few words about their progress. Or do you maybe know of a whippet who you think should be famous. Again, let us know, don't forget to tell us why, and we may (no promises here) give him or her a mention.

Here they are again, on the same day. Come on Beano, Colin's winning!

08 December 2013

Zaffy: Friend of Lindka Cierach

Continuing our series on whippets who live with famous folk, meet Zaffy beloved companion of Lindka Cierach, couturier and fashion designer. Lindka has graced our small screens in television programmes such as Ladette to Lady but is best known for the dresses she designs for The Princess Royal and The Duchess of Cambridge. Beautiful fawn girl Zaffy is lucky enough to share Lindka's glamorous life. Clearly they're the best of chums.

This is the fourth in a series of short features about famous people and their whippets. You can also read about Jennifer Saunders and her mum Jane's whippets, Olive and Pip, Brian Sewell and his whippet Jack, and the photographer Rankin, his wife Tuuli and their whippet Beans, complete with a divine shot of Beans and Tuuli selected by Rankin especially for us ... just follow the links. Our newest featured whippets are Mr Bounce, constant companion to Lord Palumbo of Southwark, and Hector, great friend of Sebastian Faulks.

Image supplied by, and posted with the permission of, Lindka Cierach.