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ROADRAGEART Recycled metal art WHIPPET/ Lurcher /Greyhound sculpture/ornament

ROADRAGEART Recycled metal art WHIPPET/ Lurcher /Greyhound sculpture/ornament

Handmade Recycled  Whippet Dog metal art sculpture / ornament was made with so many details using many different parts of cars. It is a unique item. This Special Order Dog will suit any garden setting to make the garden cheerful.

 

All items are very heavy (made from recycled car parts and metal) and we file to make each surface smooth as possible but it is not suitable for children to play Please aware when you move the item, it is heavy so be careful and make sure to move with more than one person.

approx weight = 60kg

 

Shipping is available 

 

We can personalise to change colors, size and more. Please ask!

 

If you would like your own Whippet making or have a pet you would like made then please send photos of the front ,back and both sides so we can make sure to get all the details,features,colours correct for you .

 

ALL types of Animals made and much ,much more .

 

An upcycled metal art dog sculpture is a unique and visually striking piece of artwork created from repurposed metal materials. This sculpture embodies the principles of sustainability and creativity, as it transforms discarded or unused metal objects into a stunning representation of a dog.

The sculpture showcases meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail, with each piece of metal thoughtfully selected, cut, and welded to form the various elements of the dog's anatomy. The artist skillfully combines different shapes and sizes of metal fragments, allowing them to harmoniously come together to create a lifelike representation.

The use of upcycled metal grants the sculpture a distinctive character, with traces of its previous life evident in the textures, patina, and imperfections of the metal. These elements add depth and a sense of history to the artwork, providing a rich narrative to be appreciated.

The dog's features are thoughtfully captured, from the gentle curve of its tail to the perky ears and expressive eyes. The play of light and shadow on the metal surface adds a dynamic quality to the sculpture, enhancing its visual appeal from various angles.

This upcycled metal art dog sculpture serves as a testament to the artist's ingenuity and environmental consciousness. By repurposing discarded materials, the sculpture not only breathes new life into forgotten objects but also conveys a powerful message about sustainability and the potential for beauty in unexpected places. It stands as a testament to the transformative power of art and the infinite possibilities that lie within the realm of upcycling.

 

They can be personalised and make wonderful happy birthday,special occasion,christmas,Anniversary, creative art gifts lovingly handmade/handcrafted ,welded and painted  in Cambridge, England (UK- United Kingdom) 

(Cambridge is a city on the River Cam in eastern England, home to the prestigious University of Cambridge, dating to 1209. University colleges include King’s, famed for its choir and towering Gothic chapel, as well as Trinity, founded by Henry VIII, and St John’s, with its 16th-century Great Gate. University museums have exhibits on archaeology and anthropology, polar exploration, the history of science and zoology.)

 

Man has used dogs to help him hunt for centuries and different types of hounds have evolved to deal with the various prey. Larger, heavier hounds would have been needed to deal with wolves and wild boar, but in areas where small deer, rabbits or hare were hunted, the speedier, more agile Greyhound type of dog would have been more suitable. The more enclosed area meant that a smaller hound would have been preferred over the Greyhound.

At the end of the eighteenth century, the medium-sized running dog appears to have acquired a name of its own - the ‘whippet’ or ‘snap dog’ - and was a popular breed among the working men in the north of the country. These dogs were used for rabbit hunting and later for racing. Whippets became known as ‘the poor man’s Greyhound’ and were highly prized possessions, living curled up by the fire and, it is said, often fed better than members of the family. They were expected to earn their keep at race meetings where betting took place, so a dog that lacked speed would not be considered of any value. Only the best females would be bred from, and only the fastest dogs used at stud, so once more, the Greyhound type of animal predominated and the Whippet quickly reverted to type.

Average lifespan
Whippets live up to 14 years of age.

Average size
44cm to 51cm


Breed personality, characteristics & temperament
Whippets have an agreeable temperament and make an ideal family pet and a wonderful companion. It is often said that females generally make better pets than their male counterparts because they are more affectionate and obedient. However, this is quite the opposite for Whippets where the male is the more obedient, friendly and outgoing of the species.

Compatibility with other pets
The vast majority of Whippets are not aggressive towards other dogs. Similar to most animals blessed with great speed, they prefer to use their speed to get out of a fight.

Care requirements
Whippets are much tougher than they look and will happily go for a walk in weather that would deter most owners. Being high on the leg, they bring in relatively little dirt after an energetic walk, and their short coats require only a minimum of grooming to keep in trim.

Whippets have been described as the lazy man’s dog, because they are easy to look after and to feed. They do need daily exercise, and similar to most dogs thirty minutes walk daily on a lead will keep them healthy and reasonably fit - they will also appreciate fifteen minutes free running where they can really ‘stretch out’.

Please take note
Although in many breeds it is considered that females make better house pets than dogs, this is not necessarily the case with Whippets.
Ideal owners
The Almost everyone.

 

A lurcher is a cross-bred dog resulting from mating a Greyhound or other sighthound with a dog of another type such as a herding dog or a terrier. The lurcher was for hundreds of years strongly associated with poaching; in modern times it is kept as a hunting dog or companion dog.

 

The English Greyhound, or simply the Greyhound, is a breed of dog, a sighthound which has been bred for coursing, greyhound racing and hunting. Since the rise in large-scale adoption of retired racing Greyhounds, the breed has seen a resurgence in popularity as a family pet.

Greyhounds are defined as a tall, muscular, smooth-coated, "S-shaped" type of sighthound with a long tail and tough feet. Greyhounds are a separate breed from other related sighthounds, such as the Italian greyhound.

The Greyhound is a gentle and intelligent breed whose combination of long, powerful legs, deep chest, flexible spine, and slim build allows it to reach average race speeds exceeding 64 kilometres per hour (40 mph). The Greyhound can reach a full speed of 70 kilometres per hour