Whippet Breed Overview
The Whippet is a medium dog of sight hound type with a short coat and athletic musculature. It is most commonly mistaken for his ancestor Greyhound. There are many whippet dogs that were developed directly from Greyhounds, but they were too small to use for hunting bigger animals. Instead, they were bred in order to hunt rabbits, rats, and hares.
After a while, Whippet because one of the most popular racing dogs that are still used in dog racing. They are very athletic dogs, but still lazy when you call them to work or exercise. They are a perfect house pet, because they sleep most of a day, on the floor or couch. In order to stay healthy, you have to exercise them frequently.
There are different colours of Whippets such as:
They are considered the fastest dogs if you consider their size, and can achieve a speed of 56 km/h.
They could reach up to 56 cm in height and 13 kg in weight.
Whippets are healthy dogs that live approximately 15 years.
Suitability for Children – Medium
Tendency to Bark – Low
Energy – Medium
Suitability as a Guard Dog – Low
Grooming Requirements – More than Once a Week
Trimming Required – None
Amount of hair shed – Little
Food Cost – $5 to $10
Average Monthly Pet insurance Premium – $58