The Whippet is a hunting dog that originated in Great Britain. They were primarily used to hunt rabbits and other small animals.
Appearance & Grooming
The Whippet is a medium-sized dog with thin, long legs and a narrow body. The breed has a short, soft coat in black, blue, cream, fawn, red, and white. The Whippet sheds occasionally and requires regular brushing.
Behavior & Disposition
The Whippet is known for its affectionate, lively, gentle, and calm character. They tend to play well with other dogs. However, adult supervision is recommended when playing with children.
The Whippet has a moderate activity level and it is easy for the breed to become overweight. For optimal health, the Whippet should be carefully monitored for calorie consumption and should have daily walks. It is recommended to feed them well-formulated food as they age.
The Whippet is agile and clever. The breed can easily jump up on things, so training inside fences is recommended. Early socialization and obedience training are recommended.