Whippet is a sleek, beautifully statuesque and athletic Dog breed. Although the Whippet is not a watchdog, he is a keen sight hound capable of chasing neighborhood cats, stealing food from the kitchen counter when no one is looking.
As an added bonus, his short, smooth coat is easy to maintain. Whippet dog unique nature, friendly personality, and stylish look make him a favorite as a family companion pet as well as in the show ring.
- Life expectancy: 12 – 14 years
- Origin: England
- Temperament: Affectionate, Calm, Playful
- Height: Male: 19–22 Inches, Female: 18–21 Inches
- Weight: Male: 20–40 pounds, Female: 19–40 pounds
- Colors: Any
- Group: working Group
|Coat:||Fine, Dense, short|
|Litter size||average 1 to 10 pups maybe larger|
|Life span||12-14 years|
At first glance, the Whippet seems like the perfect dog — he’s friendly to guests and strangers, doesn’t mind snoozing the day away, has a manageable size, and doesn’t bark excessively. In other words, this dog may alert you that someone is at the door, but he’s far from being a true guard dog.
The dog love to stretch out and relax for long hours, enjoying the role of a loving, and loved, companion. Whippets like a fenced yard to run in, but they do nicely in cozy apartments too—as long as they are exercised properly.
WHIPPET TEMPERAMENT AND APPEARANCE
- Whippet is often very gentle Dog with children.
- These dog are calm indoors but love to run and play in the yard.
- This dog is often very sensitive (both physically and mentally) and need to be treated and handled accordingly.
- Perhaps the most outgoing and amenable of the sight hounds.
- They makes an ideal pet for people who want a somewhat quiet family member and devoted companion.
- Their grooming needs are minimal. He must have a warm, soft bed.
- These are very sensitive to cool weather and dislike and do not tolerate cold weather.
- His hair is extremely short and fine, and the he is virtually free of “doggy odor.”
WHIPPET HEALTH AND CARE
- Life expectation is 12 to 14 years.
- Major concerns: none
- Minor concerns: none
- Occasionally seen: deafness, some eye defects
- Suggested tests: eye, cardiac, BAER
- Note: sensitive to barbiturate anesthesia; prone to lacerations