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Wendy the Whippet, a mutant double muscled dog, has internet abuzz

On June 25th a dog got her day, but not for saving Timmy from the well or her racing abilities. The Canadian newspaper Victoria Times Colonist then published the story about a muscular dog, which has a mutation of the myostatin gene. The owner is now juggling the international media attention and Wendy even has an offer of a role in a sci-fi series! Read the original article and the followup:

Wendy the Whippet has a genetic disorder that has resulted in an exceptionally muscular appearance. You might mistake her for a pitbull with a tiny head, but she is a whippet. Whippets usually are quite muscular, and at the same time petite. Wendy is a 27-kilogram rippling mass of muscle, two times the size of normal female whippets.

I’m a nice doggy. Really, don’t be afraid…

Mutant double muscled whippet has internet abuzz

Check out the ham development below! Tom Platz is green with envy…

Wendy the Whippet, a mutant double muscled dog, has internet abuzz

July 13, 2007 - Posted by | Humor, Internet, Uncategorized


  1. I can’t believe that dog is so big! it is so cool i want one ^.^ but i have a question does she ever stop growing? what type of dog is she? and what breeds are they mixed with?

    Comment by nicole | November 24, 2007 | Reply

    • The dog is a whippet named wendy she works for the army somewhere in europe i think the russians

      Comment by Jerry VIllatoro | September 28, 2009 | Reply

    • you’ve got to be kidding right? The dog has a mutation, it’s not supposed to be like that. It might not be healthy looking like that…

      Comment by Karen | March 4, 2010 | Reply

    • Wendy doesn’t work an army , where the heck did you get that idea !? She lives in Victoria BC (CANADA !) on a farm with her owner Ingrid where her owner managed a horse farm and Wendy roamed the farm . She is still around and as far as I know she isn’t still growing .
      *sorry for sounding like a smart-ass , I worked at the farm where her owner managed for 2 years and I knew Wendy . She’s the sweetest thing and so quiet , she never once barked , she’d come and say hi and go lie in the sun out front of the barns !


      Comment by Meghan | August 23, 2010 | Reply

      • Wow, lucky you

        Comment by Immi | December 4, 2012

  2. her growth size is limited. and no you can’t create one. this is mutated whippet you can’t mix breeds to gain like this one. its 1 in million myostatin disorder

    Comment by stefan | January 27, 2008 | Reply

  3. This dog is awesome. It should be bred with a pitbull. I want to know when it will have puppies

    Comment by Joe Kerr | March 10, 2008 | Reply

  4. you call that a disorder!? i’d love to be an equivilant of that!!

    Comment by rupert freestone | March 14, 2008 | Reply

    • this aint animal abuse i know what animal abuse is it is starving the dog or hitting the dog as u see the dog is in very good shape and she has no sighns of neglect or scarring because her coat is shiny not from the sun but because she is very healthy so get ur facts straight

      Comment by elizabeth | July 1, 2009 | Reply

      • poor thing i have a whippet and a pitbull but that’s just cruel to over breed and it having to suffer aww…if only animals can speek you know tell people how much there hurting..

        Comment by Lexi | January 13, 2010

  5. Thats dog abus you FREAK!!!!
    why did u do that you mAKE ME SICK!


    YOU f*********** jerk!

    Comment by anomynos | March 17, 2008 | Reply

    • WTF YOU DUMBASS THATS CALLED A “GENETIC DISORDER” but seeing as how you lack he intelligence and cant read the article, im guessing you cant read this let alone know what “genetic disorder” means.

      Comment by thephantomdragon | July 1, 2009 | Reply

    • only an absolute fucking moron would abuse that dog

      Comment by justin | July 3, 2009 | Reply

    • F*** with that dog and it F***s with you… That’s no abuse.. is freakish, but it’s still nature.. let it be, she’s healthy.. so get out of your protesting-a$$ frame of mind, and appreciate that nature does change with mutations.. remember apes to humans? THAT WAS A MUTATION !!!

      Darwinism all over again.. BRING IT ON!!!!

      Comment by anos | September 22, 2009 | Reply

    • er…yea, a few too many ******* right there, fucking does not have that many asterisks when censored. Secondly, I agree with the other dude, u went off the handle for no reason wutsoever, the dog has a “genetic ‘disorder'” which, by the way, disorder??? wtf, if that’s a disorder than call Scott Steiner or Hulk Hogan diseased or ill. I know a lot of ppl who would love that “disorder”. anyways, awesome dog.

      Comment by zanbu16 | October 4, 2009 | Reply

  6. Fuk dat dog is meen man i would love 2 hav 1 im just gonna pump my poodle full of roids

    Comment by travis davis | March 18, 2008 | Reply

  7. what do you mean it is sick, it’s a disorder, no ones done anything to it…

    Comment by rupert freestone | March 20, 2008 | Reply

  8. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by chdhd | March 22, 2008 | Reply

  9. i like the dog but she makes me and my friends laugh because she is soooo fit and like i have got a whippet and he is gorgouse and she i called compo he is a bedlington cross whippet but fast but urs makes me laugh alot but i love her she i lovely . write back as soon as possible thanx

    Comment by sophie | March 26, 2008 | Reply

  10. i mean my dog is a boy and he is called compo we named him compo because he is scruffy and off the last ov the summer wines lol i love him to peices and i will NEVER GET RID OV HIM and how does your dog exersize that much in 1 day man that is wonderfull how cool is that i want a dog like yours to mix with mine my dog would love that m8 and i am only 12 i am writing this because i love dogs and i am trying to stop animal crualty i hate seeing animales in danger for them self like i am so fond with dogs and my dog loves me to tears thats how i treat my dog i love him someone aught to tach some other people a leson for LOOKING AFTER YOUR PETS!!!!!!do not be crule to them please please thank u . you have to look after your pets
    your pet wendy is soooooo ADORABLE I love her to peices the first time i seen her with my friend lol thank you for reading my message thank you sooooo much . sophie blight

    Comment by sophie | March 26, 2008 | Reply

    • Your an idiot….you need to learn how to read. i cant fathom how you came across this, when your intelligence is so laking.
      But if you learn how to read in the near future then look up (mutation of the myostatin gene)…

      Comment by Tholamas O'Dell | July 30, 2009 | Reply

    • I agree with some of your criticism but aren’t you also at fault? You spelt “you’re” incorrectly and didn’t use an apostrophe in “can’t”.

      Comment by Anon | September 11, 2009 | Reply

    • you can’t be so ignorant. animal cruelty is not something that one girl can do. even 10,000 girls can barely make a difference. i’m not stopping you from trying, as i want to stop animal cruelty too, but realize that there are too many animals to save.

      Comment by Andersen Chiang | March 2, 2010 | Reply

      • okayy, this is not abuse, nor is it some retard owner pumping his/her dog full of steroids to make it look this way. its called DOUBLE MUSCLE its a gene mutation that causes the muscle tissue to grow twice as much as it would normally.

        Comment by piddle | March 4, 2010

    • this dog has steroids

      Comment by HANNA | July 21, 2010 | Reply

  11. this breed should not look like that . what ever your shooting up in to this dog is really slowing it life down .no one should be proud !!!! animal liberation !!!!!!gray hound are strong but slim if there raced . not like this . stop giving this dog drugs !!!!

    Comment by ix | March 26, 2008 | Reply

    • This did is NOT on steroids just to let you know. Wendy is a Rare breed of whippets. Get it Straight, think twice, look it up, talk to people before you post comments like this!

      Comment by Bam | June 29, 2009 | Reply

    • D:|

      1: that is a WHIPPIT not a grayhound
      2: its NOT drugs its a genetic disorder

      Comment by thephantomdragon | July 1, 2009 | Reply

  12. omg!! that s crzy! i thought mi dog was big!

    Comment by devin | April 4, 2008 | Reply

  13. This dog is so awesome i have two whippets of my own and they are much smaller than that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by ffion | April 7, 2008 | Reply

  14. Does this dog have a less life ecxpectancy than other dogs? Does she live a normal life?

    Comment by Vanessa | April 9, 2008 | Reply

  15. This dog has a genetic disorder, it was not enhanced in any way, according to the owner. Dogs with genetic abnormalities should not be bred nor should any dog be bred by an inexperienced breeder. The breeding of animals with genetic mutations is risky because it promotes the continued strain of recessive alleles and can yeild unhealthy offspring. Hopefully the owner knows this and this ignorant will be ignored. – a dog enthusiast

    Comment by makenzie | April 9, 2008 | Reply

    • just because this dog has a genetic mutation doesn’t mean that it was bred from at least 1 mutated parent. some things happen naturally.

      Comment by Andersen Chiang | March 2, 2010 | Reply

  16. dont let Mr. Vick geta hold of this dog lol

    Comment by dalton | April 10, 2008 | Reply

    • Dude that is hilarious.

      Comment by hahah | November 24, 2009 | Reply

  17. If this dog really does have a genetic disorder is there anyway of sorting it i sort of believe the owner and other comments are bare wrong everyones saying stupid things. and have you had any animal cruelty agents on you if so you best have medical evidence that the dog has amedical condition.

    Comment by sum boy | April 12, 2008 | Reply

  18. are u guys for real,can t you just see this is a fake picture!!!!haven t ya heard of photoshop!!!!stop believing everything people tell ya!!!if i told you this dog was bred with an alien would ya believe me!!!lol

    Comment by yoann | April 18, 2008 | Reply

    • This is not Photoshoped…DER! Wendy the Whippet was on Most Outragious. She is a healthy dog.

      Comment by Bam | June 29, 2009 | Reply

    • This is not Photoshopped…DER! Wendy the Whippet was on Most Outragious. She is a healthy dog.

      Comment by Bam | June 29, 2009 | Reply


      Comment by hanna | July 21, 2010 | Reply

  19. yoann ur a dumby

    Comment by jim | April 25, 2008 | Reply

  20. yoann, ur dumb u have no frieds

    Comment by noobasor | April 25, 2008 | Reply

  21. ya serously yoann chillax

    Comment by bob | April 25, 2008 | Reply

  22. This is like a kool dog, like toatally It is almost as big as me! but nothing can acually be as fat as me i am like an elephant.

    P.S mabey even bigger.

    Comment by Alyssa Waltamath | April 27, 2008 | Reply

  23. This is like a kool dog, like toatally It is almost as big as me! but nothing can acually be as fat as me i am like an elephant.

    P.S mabey even bigger.lololololololololololololololololololo

    Rofl Rofl

    Comment by Alyssa Waltemath | April 27, 2008 | Reply

  24. omg that dog would kill someone for sure

    i am running right now

    Comment by jordan | May 2, 2008 | Reply

  25. That dog is som musaly i wouldn’t like to meet it in a dork allyway.

    Comment by Elliott | May 8, 2008 | Reply

  26. what the fuck CAN I USE WHAT THAT DOGS USING! :d

    Comment by lee | May 8, 2008 | Reply

  27. That dog blows my mind every time I look at it. It is insainly big.I’d be scared to get close to her

    Comment by Shaniah | May 13, 2008 | Reply

  28. My dog is stronger then your dog

    Comment by Aaron | May 15, 2008 | Reply

  29. Aaron how is yor dog bigger? do u meen fatter? I bet so just like u!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by noobasaur | May 18, 2008 | Reply

  30. I have two 1year old bullie whippets who suffer very badly from muscle cramps. can anyone please help me with advice on how to relieve this as it is very distressing for them and myself.

    Comment by jennie blyth | June 16, 2008 | Reply

  31. that dog aint normal something wrong with he ayo crazy, he look like a rat mix with a dog

    Comment by Rico | June 23, 2008 | Reply

  32. oh come on all these people who are saying “oh, i want what that dogs had!” well u stoopid idiots, its got an illness that he didnt want and cant ge trid of for christs sake, would u want that? its disgusting poor dog, how do u think he feels?

    Comment by siobhan | July 5, 2008 | Reply

    • how do you know what the dog is feeling? maybe he likes this disorder. you never kno. So stop f****** speaking for this dog as you dont know what he’s thinking

      Comment by Andersen Chiang | March 2, 2010 | Reply

      • she’s a girl 🙂

        Comment by B24beanz | October 21, 2010

  33. i knew aliens exist

    Comment by alien | July 13, 2008 | Reply

  34. Hi my name is travis and people are saying some dumb shit. I am a APBT fan i have one and she is the sweetest thing ever and i been trying to get my dog big but not that big lol. I think she is beautiful, No one could mistake her for a pit.
    I think you should train her in weight pulls she could pul 4,000lbs easy. My brother’s pit is no where nere that big and pulled 3,200lbs its fun and the dogs love it, if you can get her to pull weights im srry if i sound disrespectfull to in any way posible.
    Think you for your time.

    Comment by travis smith bishop | July 16, 2008 | Reply

  35. wow thats amazing haha i would love to see that dog run and jump they should make a video of her just playing. man i wish i could look as good as that dog haha im pursuing bodybuilding and that dog is an inspiration haha

    Comment by kendall | July 21, 2008 | Reply

  36. who ever wrote that comment close to the top is an idiot or a genius lmao . man ppl make me laff. I guess you can start controlling disorders now . man im still laughing.ok ok got tears. hahaha stomach hurts hahahah ohhhhh snaps!!!

    Comment by cokAZn | July 25, 2008 | Reply

  37. r u selling that dog to use for a stud

    Comment by jake | July 27, 2008 | Reply

  38. jeez people the dog had a GENETIC DISORDER that makes her muscles grow…



    as long as her owner ensures she hejoys her life then all is well. the OWNER didnt cause this……a RANDOM GENETIC DNA MUTATION DID


    Comment by marise | August 20, 2008 | Reply

  39. if his muscles grow so big. then what about the heart? wouldn’t it restrict blood flow if it got too big?

    Comment by mIchael | September 2, 2008 | Reply

  40. Poor dog.That must put a serious strain on her heart and lungs.To breed from this dog would be disgusting and inflicting this disorder on future generations would be completely irresponsible and cruel.Whippets are delicately muscled not musclebound,this is a disorder not a characteristic.If you people want a muscular dog,choose a breed thats meant to be that way,don`t make a victim of a genetic fluke.

    Comment by Whippet | October 9, 2008 | Reply

  41. Hi i think shes great i breed whippets in South Africa and i just love them!im just wondering what the life expectancy is for dog with the dissorder?

    Comment by jacques vermeulen | October 18, 2008 | Reply

  42. Wow haha when I saw the dog I just cracked up laughing. That is one giant dog! I wouldn’t want a dog like that though cause I’m afraid it might hurt me or something lol. But that guy up at the top, wow you’re not the sharpest tools in the toolbox are we?

    Comment by Fanci | October 19, 2008 | Reply

  43. I like men

    Comment by homo | October 22, 2008 | Reply

  44. I really Like Men on me

    Comment by HOMO | October 22, 2008 | Reply

  45. you guys are fucking idiots
    this dog has no problems with its heart or lungs..if it was built like that natrually i could see that happening but it wasnt
    if an animal is born like that nothing will be wrong with it

    Comment by Shawaga | November 1, 2008 | Reply

  46. Some people are jus stupid,it’s not “sick” dont you read they did nothing to this dog to make it look like that its a muscle disorder, the dog is perfectly fine. by the way nice she has her own style lol.

    Comment by Max | November 10, 2008 | Reply

  47. that dog is raw man!!!
    probly fast as anything

    Comment by osama binlarden | November 16, 2008 | Reply

  48. […] Dog Breeds- ‘the list’ I’m afraid of whippets…..should have been on the "bad" dog list. I’m also worried about the size of the dogs […]

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  49. What a beautiful animal.

    Comment by TedDragknot | November 28, 2008 | Reply

  50. oh my god if that dog comes after me idk wht 2 do.. but she is a very god looking dog and i would want to have a dog like that… =) but if the dog turns on me i will die..=( who ever said that was a sicklooking u r a freak.. and that dog is not a sick looking dog it is just more muscular than u will ever be……….BAM……=(

    Comment by celena | December 3, 2008 | Reply

  51. whtz up… wants to talk to me……im lonely…=(

    Comment by celena | December 3, 2008 | Reply

  52. was up sexy girl cc

    Comment by mandie | December 4, 2008 | Reply

  53. hey hey hey

    Comment by celena | December 4, 2008 | Reply

  54. talk to me woman

    Comment by mandie | December 4, 2008 | Reply

  55. rupert freestone is a fuckin retard how r u goin 2 say thats dog abuse its a fukin disorder dum shit

    Comment by johny | December 5, 2008 | Reply

  56. ok no not rupert freestone it was the guy that wrote his name as anomynos

    Comment by johny | December 5, 2008 | Reply

  57. I don’t know what is more outstanding – the appearance of the dog, or the sublime ignorance and illiteracy of those who have bothered to post. If you are willing to take the time to submit a comment, then please please please make the effort to read the very briefest of articles.

    E.g. “what type of dog is she?” The article is called Wendy the Whippet FFS! Or alternatively the accusations of dog abuse that are levelled against the owners, it is a generic disorder you morons!

    I’ve heard about dog in-breeding, but perhaps we should be more concerned with in-breeding within the human population. Seems to be an awful lot of dribbling retards out there…. Just a thought.

    Comment by Matt | December 7, 2008 | Reply

    • Well said Matt! I just can’t believe how stupid so many of the people making comments on here are showing themselves to be. I have very little hope for the world when so many random people commenting on a post about a genetic disorder in a dog, show themselves to be about as smart as the vegetables on their dinner plate! What said thing our species has become in such a few short decades! We need a plague or something to get rid of these fucking moronic subhumans!

      Comment by Bob | May 5, 2016 | Reply

  58. your a fag and so is your faggy dog

    Comment by 90210 | December 9, 2008 | Reply

    • I could see you 69ing this guy above^.

      Comment by michael | May 6, 2010 | Reply

  59. do u get off on ur dog or what

    Comment by 90210 | December 9, 2008 | Reply

  60. ill pee on ur gay dog ur b.a.n
    bitch ass nigga

    Comment by 90210 | December 9, 2008 | Reply


    Comment by AKN64 | December 14, 2008 | Reply

  62. my dog would eat that for lunch

    Comment by johnny | December 22, 2008 | Reply

  63. that gross! you nasty why would you do that to an innocent dog why don’t you kill your self cuz that’s fucking sad putting dogs on steroids. It’s obvious you did that! Go to hell!

    Comment by Myriam | December 31, 2008 | Reply

  64. Just a brief comment–this is a known gene mutation, and there are a couple of cattle breeds in which double-muscling is selected for–obviously, it yields more beef! One such breed is the Belgian Blue.

    The main issue with this mutation is birth, when offspring can be too hefty for the mother’s birth canal, so have to be delivered by caesarian. I would also imagine that the whippet is a breed not well suited for this mutation–those slender bones have a lot of weight to support, there.

    Wendy is not on steroids, and she gets a normal amount of exercise–the hefty muscles are purely the result of the mutation, and living a normal life. As long as she doesn’t put too much strain on her bones and break something, she should be just fine. I imagine the extra strength helps to compensate for some of the joint strain as well. She probably eats twice as much as a normal whippet!

    Comment by WingedWolf | January 10, 2009 | Reply

  65. how much would it cost to buy it from you ill offer 1 grand for it its huge as hell

    Comment by josh | January 10, 2009 | Reply


    Comment by buddy | January 12, 2009 | Reply

  67. haha she looks like master splinter on steroids, no im just kidding she really is a magnificent creature, I wouldnt want to get on her bad side!!

    Comment by darren | January 28, 2009 | Reply

  68. how much does it weight..

    Comment by matt | February 18, 2009 | Reply

  69. how does she even keep on growing and how does she keep her muscular form?

    Comment by cristian | February 21, 2009 | Reply

  70. Wow.. that shit is lika chimera from FMA, or that movie Rottweiler..

    Cujo aint got shit on this dogg..

    Comment by quintonlee | February 22, 2009 | Reply

  71. fuc u fuc u u a a abusing mofo a better cum down there and kick ur jay z ass mofo u wanna talk to me hahha u distgust me u roid freaks ur distugusting person grow a pair of balls and than try a dick

    Comment by wat up wigga | March 7, 2009 | Reply

  72. wat up niggar

    Comment by sapm bitch | March 7, 2009 | Reply

  73. dam bitch

    Comment by sapm bitch | March 7, 2009 | Reply

  74. I think your dog is Great It has more musles than me. I know your dog is Healthy KEEP IT UP.

    Comment by Gregory Mahone Jr | March 11, 2009 | Reply

  75. I bet that dog could poop a bulls eye at on a dart board at 50 feet.

    Comment by Poop dat | March 14, 2009 | Reply

  76. anyone who would confuse that dog with a pit bull is an idiot. It looks nothing like a pit bull. Pit bulls never get that muscular, and the head shape is completely wrong.

    As a pit bull fan, I’m offended that you would try to put this on a such a beautiful breed too.

    Comment by Lou | March 16, 2009 | Reply

  77. your crazy that dog could bench press 350

    cute kitty 🙂

    Comment by Geraldo Geraldo | March 30, 2009 | Reply

  78. I just hope the dog is comfortable and lives a happy and healthy life. It would be a shame if all this popularity and publicity only led to her suffering. Humans have a way of doing that to other animals.

    Comment by gridsleep | March 31, 2009 | Reply

  79. i wish i had that diases

    Comment by jack thats not my real name | April 5, 2009 | Reply

  80. Wendy has a defective Myostatin gene, the gene that weakens muscle tissue. I don’t know why the body needs this, but this is what a dog looks like if she went to the gym every day for a year. She’s the Arnold of dogs and as far as I know there is nothing wrong with her health or her life span.

    Comment by John | April 13, 2009 | Reply

  81. The style of writing is quite familiar . Did you write guest posts for other bloggers?

    Comment by Random T. | April 24, 2009 | Reply

  82. If that is real i think Wendy the whippet looks great

    Comment by Jared | May 6, 2009 | Reply

  83. i would just like to educate all dog lovers like my self that may think that this case is abuse…. this dog does have a very lagitimate and rare but nature disorder that has happened in othere animals aswell…. look up cows for a simple answer and there are super cows that have the same disorder that are actually breed for this very reason and even though you might not agree with it it has been provin to be healthy. in saying that i thing this could be a really interesting breeding dog for many dog lovers just dont get it outta control keep a good health record for both dogs and owners so that if the dog is bred and its offspring has he same conditions it’s monitored and regulated to be safe and healthy for dogs and humans alike! and as a last note please if you think that APBT(pitbulls)are a violent or a bad breed please educate yourself! this is a very very good breed and has a long track record for being very faithful loving dogs! and it’s not the dogs fault that uneducated humans miss train dogs smarter than themselves. im not being rude but if your not educated then your lacking the knowladge to properly train yourself let a lone a dog of any breed…. thanks for reading! 😉

    Comment by David tuscher | May 7, 2009 | Reply

  84. look this is all ridicioulous…yes this talk may have took drugs or maybe hes just built…either way no1 truely knows so just let it go… dont fught over something krazzi like this i have a reason to fight and get mad… my dog was abused but i saved her and i had to go through alot to get my dog and alot the 2nd time… the old owner was charged but thats not enough for me he was practicing taxidermy on the dogs (while they were alive) “only the smart will get it”… but she is doing better…she is sweet and loving pitt-bull that i think the world of.. she is very well trained but she dosent like other animals so well…but she gets along with the boys lol msg me if u have questions!!!…

    Comment by pitt-bull lover non abuser i hate lawton mckenzie and what he did 2 my dog | May 29, 2009 | Reply

  85. thats strait up cold idc who u r it is drugs r good for humans not my pit bulls so ninja get a life and go to hell

    Comment by joey jo | May 29, 2009 | Reply



    Comment by sophie | June 2, 2009 | Reply

  87. Ok, wow basically more than 50% of you are stupid and illiterate. The article says that it is a genetic disorder, not animals abuse. It would be horrible if a person out there was sick enough to give there dogs steroids and other bad human drugs. But in this case READ! Even with the disorder the dog is cuter then any person could be. And I am sure that this dog got quite a bit of media attention and test were probably run too to see if the dog was given any drugs and what disorder this was, and if it was given drugs she would have been rescued from the owner and since she wasn’t it is OBVIOUSLY a genetic disorder. Now stop being complete idiots, and for those who think it would be cool to give steroids or anything to your dog or any animals you are sick assholes.

    Comment by Holeintheworld | June 9, 2009 | Reply

  88. VERY COOL!

    Yes, I agree with the last poster. Too many stupid and illiterate (not to mention lazy because they refuse to read) peeps roaming the internet. They’re even jealous of the dog’s god given muscle because they don’t have any themselves! Pathetic!

    Comment by Stiletto | June 17, 2009 | Reply

  89. hey ya this aint abuse nor steriods i think people need to READ the article B4 posting this dog is just as comfertable and exersized as any normal dog. stop excersizing poor judgment and read. This dog has no pity for itself nor should it> This dog is wiked
    LEARN TO READ SOB’s that said this dogs on roids that illiterate and RETARTED

    Comment by HailsLuvsHorses | June 21, 2009 | Reply

  90. r u sur that dog aint on stteroids

    Comment by amy1531 | July 1, 2009 | Reply

  91. i love the way this dog looks but one question if this is a disorder witch i do belive it is does she ever get in any pain or something like that i’m only 15 and i love dogs i want to be a k-9 officer my e-mail address 4 myspace is please write back to me i really want 2 know

    Comment by elizabeth | July 1, 2009 | Reply

  92. why don’t u post a video of the dog then it won’t be as fake looking.

    Comment by ya digg | July 4, 2009 | Reply

  93. Just to put it out there, there’s been some research done into this gene mutation on humans (or research done to hopefully be used to help humans). scientists are trying to come up with a way to control the gene to help people with muscular dystrophy and such things. Nature does strange things sometimes. I wish people would read first and maybe type myostatin gene into google or something. Maybe the dog is uncomfortable due to the gene mutation, maybe it’s perfectly happy. Shiny coat and clear eyes are a pretty good indication it’s as healthy as possible though. Strange looking animal, kind of reminds me of a werewolf. I like it. =)

    Comment by Jes | July 8, 2009 | Reply

  94. just ,It isnt …….real

    Comment by Garo Papazyan | July 9, 2009 | Reply

  95. daym how many roids did they feed that dog?!?!?!?!?!?!
    HOLY FUKIN SHIET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by holy **** | July 20, 2009 | Reply

  96. omg no tht is so cruel to call it a freak it is just a dog you r a bastard!!!!! f*** u!!!!

    Comment by esme | July 22, 2009 | Reply

  97. yu people are nothin but animal abusers.a dog isn’t supposed to look like this.

    Comment by samantha | July 23, 2009 | Reply

  98. Well that sure is an ugly dog, though

    Comment by ugh eww | July 24, 2009 | Reply

  99. wow, wtf, is a strong dog, is a best…

    it dog, can kill in 10 sec,

    Comment by Allen | August 1, 2009 | Reply

  100. This reminded me that I gotta take my pet to the vet lol

    Comment by Lissa Baskett | August 9, 2009 | Reply

  101. Wendy does NOT work for the Russians or does she live in Europe. She lives on a farm on Vancouver Island. She is an absolute sweety !!!!

    Comment by Tracy | September 29, 2009 | Reply

  102. is it on steroids or summet its huge lol and look at its eyes u wudnt mess with tht dog would u id be shitting myself if i so it of its lead in a park or summetlol xx

    Comment by -x-dannie-x- | September 30, 2009 | Reply

  103. this is sick and discusting i bet it isnt a mutation jus sum siko shuvin steroids down the poor things kneck since it was a pup i hav ge a whippet of my own she is no where near as big as this and i wouldnt want her to be people that do that sort of things to dogs are vile

    Comment by ginge | September 30, 2009 | Reply

  104. ino it cant be good for the dog i agree with that but u hav to admit it, the dog should be used to it and at the end of the day the rcpca hasnt got involved yet so it cant be such a crime now can it its not as if people are using the dog to fight or ewt is it its just abit big lol xx

    Comment by -x-dannie-x- | September 30, 2009 | Reply

    • I actually read once in an article somewhere. Some science magazine. Anyway, getting to the point, some woman is trying to figure out how to engineer people and humans like this through DNA.

      Comment by michael | May 6, 2010 | Reply

  105. I can’t believe all of the people on here who are saying they want a dog like Wendy. She has a genetic disorder and she is going to die because of it. Asking for another dog to get this would be like asking for the next 200 children in the world to get down syndrome or cancer or something. I can’t believe that you guys are just asking for more dogs that will suffer for their entire lives, which are shortened to only a few years. All of you who are saying that you want a dog like this are SICK!

    Comment by Fisharefriends | November 8, 2009 | Reply

    • wow is so sad!!! i want a dog like that because i can treat it good!! some people just want the dog to show off and be famous, but don’t care if i have the coolest or ugliest dog in the world i would still love it not because its famous but because i love it and i’ll treat it like any other normal dog!!!!!

      Comment by Megumi | December 4, 2009 | Reply

  106. this poor dog only gets looked at for her disibilities. you really dont know if she has pains from her muscles.

    Comment by sam | January 18, 2010 | Reply

  107. Everyone just stop leave this dog alone ok god

    Comment by freddy | January 18, 2010 | Reply

    • really it is a big deal this person who owns this dog put it on sreroids jeez this dog should be mad at the owner NOT US

      Comment by hanna | July 21, 2010 | Reply

  108. I think this dog gets mad at all the pointing fingers and the talking about. i know i would i mean its not like she can help it. wow she has big muscles its not like it really matters. she could be hurting. 😦

    Comment by Max | January 18, 2010 | Reply

  109. fat boy

    Comment by pablo | January 28, 2010 | Reply

  110. oh wow!!! that dog is big but if he was a boy he’d be so fit. my cousin is tryin to work out to get abz and dat i say he should just take steroides! cuz tahts what they r givin him rite. sum guyz go dat its genetic disorder but u dont no dat!
    anywayz tell me if puppie pitbulls r cute cuz im lookin 2 by 1>>>>>>> thanx 4 da pic!!!!

    Comment by pretty in pink | February 5, 2010 | Reply

  111. oh rite it says in da article. im such and idiot yh anywayz im only 10 so beat it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by pretty in pink | February 5, 2010 | Reply

    • You’re also retarded.

      Comment by michael | May 6, 2010 | Reply

  112. hey i think that you put that dog on steriroids and even if you didnt your probably beating it to exersize it!!!!!!!!

    Comment by haley | February 14, 2010 | Reply

  113. je trouve sa bizare

    Comment by pop | February 15, 2010 | Reply

    • Did you even read the article? You’re an idiot.

      Comment by michael | May 6, 2010 | Reply

  114. All I can say is shame shame to the people that created this mutant double muscled dog. Of course he should be loved and cared for like any other pet but MY GOD, how can people do this to animals. I really feel for him and almost wish he were mine – then I would know he would never be exploited, etc. And to some of those who commented on this story – shame on you as well- most of you are just idiots.

    Comment by Carla | February 22, 2010 | Reply

    • Are you some sort of retard? ITS A GENE MUTATION, this wasn’t done on purpose, read the fucking article before you comment. twat

      Comment by YourMa | July 16, 2010 | Reply

  115. awesome muscle dog man

    Comment by muscle building | April 13, 2010 | Reply

  116. Can anybody help me? I’m urgently looking for a whippet pup. I’m living in South Africa.Thnx

    Comment by Johan | April 15, 2010 | Reply

  117. I am doing a research for a project about dogs, and I found your blog very interesting. Thanks for the info

    Comment by DogBreed | April 17, 2010 | Reply

  118. tough looking dog

    Comment by protein powder review | May 10, 2010 | Reply

  119. Wtf lmao, I love how slow some people are as was mentioned before:

    a. NO ROIDS


    *fn mad dog too, looks like a machine, I want a girlfriend like that so she can smack me about when i misbehave

    Comment by BigDog | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  120. this is messed up!!!!! can’t u tell the differnce i mean really

    Comment by hanna | July 21, 2010 | Reply

  121. awwww, that dog seems nice.

    Comment by O.o | July 29, 2010 | Reply

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    Comment by Rebeliant | October 25, 2010 | Reply

  123. this is a big pitbull

    Comment by bishop | November 5, 2010 | Reply

  124. wow…. does this also make your penis bigger? if i was into beastiality this site WOULD FUCKIN OWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ASDFJKLASDFJKLASDFJKLASDJKLASDFASDFJASDFJKLASDFJ blah ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! go roosevelt!

    Comment by Mike Hawk | December 2, 2010 | Reply

    • You should be ashamed of yourelf. Don`t put comments up like that, it isn`t nice. 😦

      Comment by sally | December 23, 2015 | Reply

  125. Myostatin gene, no wonder that got popular for a while.

    Comment by Joel | December 13, 2010 | Reply

  126. O.o … Okay , initially I expected comments that wouldn’t variate from anything else than the discussion of the mutation. Don’t get me me wrong though, I did expect some terminology like “Awesome, raD, Sick etc.” . But the deviants I expected weren’t even close, it’s perceivable to me only as a thread of idiocy and utter lack of information… In layman’s terms : OMFG what a bunch of f*cking idiots !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is where I’m going to give a brief explanation(Not that a lot of you’ll understand or at least give the required perception to what I’m writing to try and accumulate a better understanding of the dog’s “Disorder” which can also be called a genetic deviation…) of the difference between steroids and a f*cking rare genetic deviation(Mutation, for you morons). Steroids is a drug that helps accumulate more muscle mass, it’s a simple drug that allocates a shit load of protein to your muscles thus helping them build at an alarming rate.(Layman’s terms : Makes you look like a guerrilla faster.) The dog named Whitney suffers(Not painful suffering, the terminology used here is for indicating that the dog has this mutation) from an extremely rare mutation where instead of growing normal sized muscles for a dog of her species she grew twice that amount. This isn’t due to any form of drugs or anything like that, it happens when the mutation of the myostatin gene(which should stop excessive muscle growth) renders it useless, resulting in a hell of a lot more muscle because the myostatin ne’er said stop growing… So i.o.w. no abuse, no drugs and also genetic disorders or mutations(Not always the same meaning, be weary) isn’t always a bad thing, in this context it would be called a beneficial mutation(though it has it’s negatives.).

    Comment by AgileFoxI | March 8, 2012 | Reply

  127. So is a “whippet” a real thing? Or a disease? Does the dog every have mucle pains ? If she was aggressive would you be dead? So how old is she like ummm 20-30 or something like that? If you were to breed her then whoyld her puppies have the mucles when they grow up too.

    Comment by kayleigh | January 21, 2014 | Reply

  128. I watched a program about Wendy. She can`t run as fast as other whippets but she is still very fast. I think she looks lovely but I would not want a whippet with the same problem as her because her muscles are so big that it would be hard to control her. 🙂

    Comment by sally | December 23, 2015 | Reply

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