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Whippet Dog Breed Information and Pictures

Whippet is a racing dog and known for dog sports like lure coursing, agility, and flyball. This dog breed comes from Hound groups of dogs. Since early years Whippet is considered as poacher’s best friend. Their friendly nature makes them different just like their unique style. They are very well known for their stylish look.

Whippet Dog Breed

Breed Name: Whippet

Nicknames: English Whippet, Snap dog

Origin: England

Ancient Use: Whippets began to be bred to race in the mid-nineteenth century

Type: Medium-sized dog

Built: Strong

Appearance: They have dense coat in a variety of colors and markings covering a streamlined body. Whippet is a cross breed developed by crossing Greyhounds with smaller terriers and, later, Italian Greyhounds.

Temperament: This chasing dog is amiable, friendly, quiet, and gentle at home.

Height: Males: 18.5–20 inches and Females: 17.5–18.5 inches

Weight: 15–42 pounds

Average Life: 12-14 Years

Species: Greyhound

Barking Status: Not prone to barking

Family Dog: Yes

Preferable Temperature: Warm

Active Breed: Yes and needs 20- to 30-minute walks daily

Member of:  Hound group

Socialization Status: Whippets get socialized easily. They are polite and undemanding dog who are wonderful with strangers and other dogs.

Health Status: Generally healthy buy may affect with Anesthesia Sensitivity, Deafness, Eye Diseases and von Willebrand’s Disease

What to Feed: Recommended daily amount: 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into 2 feedings.

How to Care:

  • Needs 20- to 30-minute walks on leash daily
  • Needs cozy bed and sofa to cuddle
  • Needs daily exercise but not too heavy

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Swati takes pride of being a dog lover. Her current passions include blogging, writing and collecting dog pictures of various breeds. She is an active member of stray dog care society.

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