Sheldon Wallace Whippet

by Nancy Crutchfield
(Branchville, Alabama USA)

Sheldon Wallace Whippet

Sheldon Wallace Whippet

Sheldon Wallace the whippet, came to us last year as an 8 month old "problem child".

The first thing we did was change his name. He was a nerdish sort of fella, so we thought "Sheldon" was more suitable.

He had no manners, thought EVERYTHING not tied down belonged to him, "hey, watch me pee on the coffee table in front of you !".

Yes, Sheldon had issues. Separation was a major anxiety for him. Within the first month, my husband no longer had any shoes. Sheldon ate them all!

We have 3 other house dogs, who are VERY well mannered, so picking up our shoes, was never an issue. Boy did he ever teach us about that !

As the first several months progressed, Sheldon learned from the other dogs how to behave in the house while we went about our daily lives at work.

He actually picked up house breaking fairly quickly. Boy could he surf the counters ! You'd better not have left the lid off the butter dish. He'd suck down a stick of butter faster than lightning.

As he grew older, his appetite to eat, chew and destroy things that didn't belong to him decreased. My husband bought new shoes.

He learned to stop jumping on people when he meets them, although he still struggles with this from time to time. It's hard for him . . . but he tries.

We live on a farm, and Sheldon is the best mouser and chipmunk catcher we've ever had. I'd put him up against a cat any day. Sheldon is the love of our lives. We never thought we could enjoy our little "misfit" as we do.

His big sisters Doodle, Queenie and Roadkill all love him too. As he takes his daily run around the farm, the girls keep up with him for the first several strides, then they just sit and wait for him to make his circle.

And yes, you can teach a Whippet to "recall". Just holler "MOUSE" !!

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Nov 25, 2010
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Sheldon the great!
by: Susan

What a pup!! I think he's a really good-looking dog!

Nov 19, 2010
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very pretty
by: Anonymous

This is a very pretty boy. I like his name.

Nov 19, 2010
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Lucky dog!
by: Randi Lynn

Know Sheldon will have a great life with you!
He's a cutie for sure. Loved the "life story"!
Gooooooooo Sheldon!!!!!

Nov 19, 2010
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Handsome young dog
by: June Pilkerton

Sheldon is so handsome and has an equally pleasing personality. He is very photogenic. Strike a pose, Sheldon, good boy.

Nov 18, 2010
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Way to go Sheldon
by: Anonymous

Sheldon has a great family now and sounds like a wonderful dog.

Nov 18, 2010
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Gooo my boyy! (:
by: Julianne Crutchfield

Go my dog Sheldon!!! (:

Nov 18, 2010
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Sheldon
by: Anonymous

What a ham !! The cutest one yet !

Nov 18, 2010
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A beauty
by: Anonymous

Has to be a great dog, having a great owner.

Nov 18, 2010
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Sheldon
by: kari

Yay sheldon...chipmunks taste better anyway!

Nov 18, 2010
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Best Sheldon
by: Anna

Glad Sheldon found a loving family to put up with his anxious behavior! It sounds like he has turned around! Plus he has the best name ever for a fidgety, anxious whippet guy!

Nov 18, 2010
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Best Whippet
by: Kris

Sheldon is so sweet!! He is a very happy dog!! He was lucky to find such a GREAT home.

Nov 18, 2010
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Go Sheldon!!
by: Melissa Clem

We love Sheldon!!!!

Nov 18, 2010
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Love the story
by: Suzanne Hudson

I am glad Sheldon found you and has a good life..

Nov 18, 2010
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Nice looking dog
by: Anonymous

Looks like a nice dog

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