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Dog Weathervane – Whippet Bounding

Bounding Whippet Weather Vane


This Bounding Whippet Dog Weather Vane was originally commissioned as one of a pair of Whippets placed together on the same weathervane. Another customer saw the double Whippet Weathervane and asked if we could make this particular Whippet as a single.

Its sleek physique and the active pose make this a beautiful weathervane, especially when silhouetted against the skyline. Because we handcraft each of our weathervanes to order, you can send us photographs of your dog and we can modify the design to reflect your its personality. You have the option of having the Whippet sculpture piece made with its mouth open or closed. You can specify gender, and add an optional collar and tag with your dog’s name stamped on it. Using special tools developed here in our studio, we can even give your Whippet Weathervane a brindle coat!

Whether you intend to install your new weathervane on a cupola, directly into the ridgeline of your roof, on a gazebo, in a garden setting, or even indoors, we will advise you on the size of your Whippet vane that best displays in its installation environment.  Typically, the bigger the structure, the bigger you’ll want your weathervane.

Active and playful, Whippets are a sighthound breed that originated in England, where they descended from greyhounds. Whippets today still strongly resemble a smaller greyhound. Whippets were bred to hunt by sight, coursing game in open areas at high speeds. One can find numerous representations of small greyhound-like hounds in art dating back to Roman times but the first use of the word ‘whippet’ was in 1610. There is a picture by Jean Baptiste Oudry (1686-1755) of ‘Misse’, one of two English whippets presented to Louis XV, in the Washington National Gallery.