The Whippet dog was a hunter’s good friend, quickly chasing after rabbits. Nowadays, the dog breed competes in agility, flyball, obedience, rally, and it is a caring therapy dog.
Whippet, a hound dog breed, was created in mid-nineteenth-century England to chase bunnies for sport in the area. This dog breed was created from miniature English greyhounds and terriers; Italian greyhounds afterward were bred in to provide the whippet a smooth look.
Just like a greyhound, the whippet is made for speed. The legs are slender and long, deep chest, making the dog a powerful one.
19 to 22 inches (male)
18 to 21 inches (female)
25 to 40 lbs.
12 to 15 years
- Anesthesia Sensitivity
- Hearing problems
- Eye Disorders
Care and Grooming
Whippets usually do not shed a lot, and they don’t require a lot of grooming. Just careful brushing every week will be enough. You may like to do this more frequently as Whippets like to be brushed, particularly with a grooming glove.