Sellicks Beach, South Australia
Before enquiring about our puppies, please be sure to check out the Puppies page, which is kept up to date on all of our current and planned litters.
Please note: working, sporting and active homes take preference!
We breed whippets with high prey drive and energy requirements, although we can have a couple calmer puppies in a litter, these are still high energy, high drive dogs, just perhaps not as extreme as the rest of the litter. Please ensure you are aware before contacting, Thank you.
Currently only taking enquiries for working or sporting homes
Ashsinhalt Puppy Questionnaire
Please answer this questionnaire to the best of your ability, the more details you can give, the better, to understand what type of home you can offer one of my puppies and so I can pick out a suitable puppy to match what you are looking for in a whippet.
Copy and paste the below questions to the contact form below and write out your answers.
Are you over 18?
Will you be the primary care giver of the puppy?
Are there any children in the household? What is their experience with dogs/puppies and how do they behave around animals?
Are you currently renting your home? If yes are you allowed dogs in your rental?
Will children be supervised at all times around and with the puppy?
How would you describe your household activity level? Quiet, moderate, busy?
How often is someone at home?
Do you own any other pets? If so, please state what species and if you plan to have them interacting with the dog.
Have you owned whippets previously (or currently)?
What is your experience training dogs? Are you willing to spend time to properly train the puppy?
Is anyone in the household allergic to dogs?
How did you hear about us and why did you choose us over other breeders?
Puppy Care and Vet Information
What veterinary clinic will you be using for your puppy?
Do you understand that vet care is not optional, and you agree to put aside savings for emergency vet bills or sign up for pet insurance?
What is your activity level? Eg regular hikes, runs, walks, biking etc.
Do you have time to train and meet the demanding needs of a puppy?
Will you be crate training or kennelling your puppy when you are away from home for any period at least until adulthood (2 years of age)? I recommend this as whippets suffer from separation anxiety and can chew and destroy a house or get out of a yard which is very dangerous.
What diet will your puppy be on? Are you open to a 100% raw diet?
Do you plan on desexing the puppy? If so, at what age and why?
How tall is your fencing, and what is the shortest point in your fencing? Is your yard fully fenced? (If you have picket fences or fences that collars can get caught on, do not leave collars on unattended) if you can attach photos of your fencing that would wonderful.
Please send through a picture of your fences/yard to email@example.com
Where will the puppy be living? Eg inside, outside, free access to both, kennelled?
If circumstances arise and you can no longer keep your puppy, are you aware that he/she MUST come back to me? I will organise a new home so I know where they are going and know they will be well taken care of.
And most importantly, will you keep in touch with me for the remainder of your puppies life? give me regular updates on how he/she is going and attend play dates (if possible)?
About the Puppy
Why do you want a puppy (pet, sporting, hunting, showing, etc) and why did you pick a whippet?
What are you looking for in your puppy? eg show prospect, hunting prospect, sporting prospect (what sports), energy level, trainability, calm, confident, more reserved? etc.
What sports are you interested in when the puppy is older? Have you trained a puppy for these sports before?
What is your training style? Eg positive only, balanced, negative?
Are you aware and okay that your puppy will be chosen by me (or might have a few for you to choose from) based on the puppies personality and temperament to fit into your family best.
Are you interested in a Female or Male, or no preference?
Do you have any colour preference? Just be aware I do not breed for colour and usually will not have much variation in my litters, but I will try to match up colour preference if possible
Are you aware that I do not always have litters available and when I do, I cannot guarantee your perfect colour of choice?
Do you agree that I hold every right to refuse sale of any puppy if I think the puppy is not suitable to your home or would be unsafe in your care?
Please let me know if you have any questions for me and I am more than happy to answer.