Izzy German Shepherd Whippet?
by Emily Gulledge
Isabel, my German Shepherd Mix
Her name is Isabel..but mostly we call her Izzy, Izzybear, E-Wheezy!, Izzybell... We adopted this sweet girl from Animal Control. She immediately walked up to me and put her head in my lap. I was in love with her from then on.
I really think she's mixed with a Whippet. She bounces, prances, "pops wheelie's" in the back yard (if that makes any sense). When she's excited, sees deer and can't get to it. You'd think she's mixed with a deer :). She's a super fast runner, quick learner, but a little stubborn at the same time. Super friendly, very affectionate and surprisingly gets along (for the most part) with our 4 cats.
She LOVES to run with me. I typically run around 3-5 miles and she rocks it the whole time. We have a fenced in yard so she gets to run around when we don't go walk or run. She also loves loves loves her soccer balls/tennis balls and frisbees. She's not the best "fetcher" as she will gladly come back to you..but you have to work to get whatever it is out of her mouth.
For the most part she eats well, but it's not unusual for there to still be food in her bowl when I go to feed her next. She weighs 45 lbs and is all lean muscle. The vet told us that she's what she wished all dogs would look like, health wise.