Breed Feature: Whippet

Whippet Stationery, Whippet NoteCards
id you know the Whippet is the fastest domesticated animal of his weight, capable of speeds up to 35 mph?

A member of the Hound group, Whippets were bred to hunt by sight, coursing game in open areas at fast speeds. Numerous representations of small greyhound-like hounds can be seen in art dating back to Ancient Egyptian times. Pharaohs bred a small sighthound dog related to the greyhound to keep in their palaces. In medieval England, a small greyhound breed became popular for use as a ratting dog. Whippets were then commonly known as "snap dogs" for their tendency to "snap up" nearby prey.

Whippets are quiet, gentle and intelligent, usually not prone to excessive barking, but require regular exercise. They have relatively few health problems and are active in dog sports such as lure coursing, agility, and flyball. They are keen and focused when active and running, but are couch potatoes around the house, quietly lounging around on (or under) any comfy surface they can find.

BowsieWowsie offers Whippet custom dog stationery or choose from over 50 dog breed silhouettes, such as Italian Greyhound, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Pharaoh Hound and many more.

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Breed Feature: Poodle

poodle custom dog cards
he Poodle, though often equated to the beauty with no brains, is exceptionally smart, active and excels in obedience training. The breed originated in Germany as a water retriever, the poodle is skillful in many dog sports, including agility, obedience, tracking, and even herding.

The breed comes in three size varieties, which may contribute to why Poodle is one of the most popular breeds according to AKC® Registration statistics. The Standard variety is the oldest of the three varieties. The Miniature variety may have been used for truffle hunting. The Toy Poodle was often used in performances and circuses.

The Poodle can accommodate nearly any size living quarters. His hypoallergenic coat may reduce allergic reactions, but requires regular professional grooming. There are several different types of poodle clips. The most common for pet owners is an easy care clip called a "puppy clip". The stylish "Continental clip" was designed by hunters to help the dogs move through the water more efficiently. The patches of hair left on the body are meant to protect vital organs and joints which are susceptible to cold.

Poodles can be a variety of solid colors, including white, black, apricot and gray, but never parti-colored.

Along with Poodle has more than 50 dog breed silhouettes to choose from, to be printed on custom notecards, address labels wine tags and more.