social

Breed Information: Whippet

1
Share
0
Save
Follow
Print
Flag

Gold Post Medal for All Time! 858 Posts
Breed Description: Whippets are slender and graceful and closely resemble a small version of the greyhound in appearance. This breed was bred to run and has a long lean head, streamlined body and long, straight legs. Calm and laid back indoors, the Whippet makes a loving and affectionate house pet.
Advertisement

Group: Hound Group

Purpose of Breed: Racing

Country of Origin: Great Britain

Average Size: Ranges from 17-20 inches tall and around 26-28 lbs.

Color(s): All colors

Coat Type: The Whippet has a dense coat or fine, short hair.

Grooming: This breed's coat requires an occasional soft brushing, but is otherwise easy to maintain, and requires standard care for eyes, ears, pads and nails.

Exercise Needs: Whippets were bred to run and should be allowed to run free in a large, safely enclosed area as much as possible in addition to taking regular walks. Because Whippets are sensitive to the cold, they should be protected when out in inclement weather. If given the chance, this breed has a strong instinct to chase and may run down and kill cats and other small animals.

Advertisement

Temperament: Whippets have a sweet and docile temperament, but they are independent thinkers and can be somewhat strong-willed at times. They become very attached to their owners and are good with young children. Whippets are a lively breed, but prefer to spend hours on a soft couch when indoors. They are generally exuberant when guests arrive and do not make good watch dogs. Whippets are best with other pets when they grow up in the house together, otherwise they may see small animals as prey and chase them, possibly injuring or killing them.

Common Ailments: Prone to digestive problems, skin problems and some eye diseases.

Life Expectancy: Averages 12-15 years.

Trivia: The Whippet is extremely fast and can reach speeds of up to 35 mph.

More Information: American Whippet Club, Inc.

Whippet Breed Info
 
Advertisement

About The Author: Ellen Brown is an environmental writer and photographer and the owner of Sustainable Media, an environmental media company that specializes in helping businesses and organizations promote eco-friendly products and services. Contact her on the web at http://www.sustainable-media.com

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

In This Page
< Previous
Categories
Pets Dogs Dog Breeds WhippetMarch 22, 2006
Pages
More
🎆
Fourth of July Ideas!
🌻
Gardening
😎
Summer Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2021-06-22 08:23:44 in 704 msecs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2021 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf41969588.tip.html