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Breed Group: Hound
Whippet

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Weight
20-40 lbs
Height
Male: 19-22; Female: 18-21 inches
Color(s)
Beige, blue, roan, black, black and white, or white with streaked or yellow patches
Overview
A lively breed, the Whippet is rather sensitive. Proper introductions should be done at an early stage. This breed has a wonderful disposition, but can be very shy if not properly socialized. Does not do well with small and passive animals, but is generally good with other dogs given they are gradually introduced. The Whippet is a fast runner, and should always be kept on a lead.
Character
Very fun loving and energetic, this breed is prone to shyness. Does well in working sports, but is very gentle. Not recommended as a kennel pet, the Whippet is best suited as a household companion. They have many athletic traits, and are great sprinters.
Temperament
Amiable, docile, yet high energy, the Whippet makes a wonderful child's companion providing the child knows how to handle a dog. Rather independent, this breed is also a quick learner but does require consistent training methods and variety as they bore quickly. The Whippet is a very sensitive breed and should never be roughly handled, as shyness is a factor.
Care
Very easily groomed, Whippets must however be protected from the cold. His short, smooth and silky coat does not adapt well to colder climates. Averagely shedding, occasional brushing to limit shedding should suffice. Bathing every six months should be fine, as the short coat does not trap dirt well.
Coat
The Whippet has a short, tight, and smooth coat. Firm in texture, yet soft. Coat does not adapt well to colder climates so this breed needs a considerable amount of protection from cold weather. Coat should remain fairly weather resistant given the length, and texture.
Training
The Whippet does best in a home with a gentle and warm handler. Being very intelligent, they are also independent which does require a bit of variety to keep them interested. Does well in working and obedience, the Whippet loves to run and would do exceptionally well in a sprinting sport.
Activity
A small yard will do for this small yet active dog. A daily walk should do. Should not be let off lead unless in a fenced in yard as they will chase and kill small and fast animals. Should regularly run in a yard if possible, but will do well with no yard if given opportunities to run, perhaps in a park.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Whippet puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

3/27/2015 10:49:25 PM

3/27/2015 10:49:25 PM

If I let my Whippet run outside for 45mins. and then walk her for one half hour, is that enough exercise? She will also go out just to pee and poop whenever she needs to. I will be with her all day and night except if I have to go grocery shopping or to the doctor.

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Anonymous

What most people don't realize is that when you put your dog outside, thinking that he/she will burn off their own energy, that normally doesn't happen. The dog is most likely to lay down, sit near the door until the owner reopens it. So unless you have a set up so that you know 100% your dog is going to run for 45 minutes, ie: electronic racing course (which should be supervised when in use) then you need to walk your dog more. Whippets need an average of an hour to an hour and a half of running exercise a day. So half an hour walk in the morning, half an hour walk in the evening and a 45 minute - 1 hour session at the dog park where your dog is running around playing and socializing would be just fine. If you are able to be with your dog all day long, then you should be able to give your dog the exercise he/she needs no problem.
3/29/2015 10:21:39 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/16/2015 1:44:23 PM

1/16/2015 1:44:23 PM

Whippet I will have to leave the house for 10 hours a day for work. Will a whippet, by himself, destroy the place due to boredom or separation anxiety? I have always heard the you need to get whippet's in 2's.

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Anonymous

Unless you plan on coming home on your breaks and at lunch to let your Whippet out to pee, then you are away too long to be humane to your dog. However, if you have someone coming to your home to allow your Whippet out to use the bathroom, then that is fine. Whippet's need an average of an hour to an hour and a half of exercise a day. If those needs are met, then the dog should be fine at home as long as half the exercise is done in the morning to tire out the dog. But a friend for your whippet is always nice
1/16/2015 5:42:43 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/3/2013 2:10:35 AM

9/3/2013 2:10:35 AM

DOES THE WHIPPET MAKE A GOOD APARTMENT DOG DOES THE WHIPPET MAKE A GOOD APARTMENT DOG?

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Anonymous

The Whippet is a racing breed and needs more room and exercise than an apartment home can give. If you like racing breeds, try the smaller, less energetic Italian greyhound. Please note that Italian greyhounds are sensitive to the cold. Do not get an Italian greyhound if you live in a cold climate.
9/26/2013 3:22:20 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/4/2013 4:57:14 PM

4/4/2013 4:57:14 PM

i found that my whippet poo is white.would this be down to the diet his on of chicken and fish

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Anonymous

A diet of chicken and fish would probably lead to your Whippet's poo being "white". I hope you are also feeding your Whippet a well balanced dry food. I am a firm believer of a dog needing carbs in their diet as well as a good protein. A diet of pure protein is not balanced for the domesticated dog. Once you begin offering your Whippet a well balanced dry food along with their chicken and fish, I am certain the "white poo" will be eliminated.
5/5/2013 10:48:09 AM

Anonymous

Check with your vet, my Whippet always pooed standard brown. Remember poo is mostly discarded blood and other internal fluids normal in all mammals along with standard food waste. Check with your vet and get a blood test.
12/30/2013 1:16:22 AM

Anonymous asked:

11/29/2012 8:33:17 PM

11/29/2012 8:33:17 PM

how old do they live How old do whippets live to?

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Anonymous

Standard is 12-15 or more years, just keep them thin.
12/30/2013 1:17:14 AM

Anonymous asked:

11/21/2012 5:26:42 PM

11/21/2012 5:26:42 PM

is whippet suitable hello, id like to ask if the whippet is suitable for a rather small appartment (60sq m.) and no yard? how many time needs to go out per day? thank you

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Anonymous

Yes, but Whippets must be exercised, usually twice a day.
12/30/2013 1:18:16 AM

Anonymous asked:

11/15/2012 2:33:57 AM

11/15/2012 2:33:57 AM

will whippet dogs run away and not come back are whippets good with kids They don't turn on you? do they?

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Anonymous

Whippets will usually come back, if they remember where they came from. A good long range training collar should be used to condition them to stop. NEVER let a Whippet out in an open field next to a road as Whippets will chase anything anywhere. A school field that is fenced in should be good also open terrain if you can keep them in sight, again the training collar to stop them. Whippets are excellent around children above six or seven years old as Whippets have delicate bones so can be hurt very easily. Whippets will never "turn" on their owners (or anyone else for that matter), they are intelligent but timid dogs and very submissive.
12/30/2013 1:41:18 AM

Anonymous asked:

4/14/2012 11:03:23 PM

4/14/2012 11:03:23 PM

what are the exact potential health problems of a whippet?

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Anonymous

I have a whippet , I share my experience with you. Sensitive digestive system and the skin is so soft. When you go hiking with them, be ware the skin will scratch by hard rock etc.
10/12/2012 9:54:10 PM

Anonymous

Whippets can have knee problems so check with the breeder to be sure first. Mine was a beauty but I paid $2300 for his knee surgery, I would do it again as he was such a little love.
12/30/2013 1:32:16 AM

Anonymous asked:

3/30/2012 1:03:06 PM

3/30/2012 1:03:06 PM

How difficult is it to find a whippet breeder?

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Anonymous

Just google whippet breeders. Wha la.
5/23/2012 7:49:39 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/30/2012 12:58:54 PM

3/30/2012 12:58:54 PM

How long is the average lifespan of a whippet?

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Anonymous

i think 9-12 years if treated properly
4/15/2012 7:57:18 PM

Anonymous

If treated right the estimated is 10-15 years
8/12/2012 8:39:53 PM

Anonymous

I have seen Whippets live to there late teens. I knew one that was 22 and still healthy. Good nutrition and lots of love
1/17/2015 1:11:33 AM

Anonymous asked:

3/30/2012 12:49:20 PM

3/30/2012 12:49:20 PM

how do you know if a whippet is the right dog to get?

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Anonymous

Well , Whippets are good with kids, they shed but if you brush there fur once a week they don't shed much, they are playful and easy to train. In fact I adopted a Whippet 2 years ago and he has never had an accident ,not once! So they are a very good choice of a pet.:)
4/25/2012 10:41:21 AM

Anonymous

Well, if you like lap dogs and live in a warm area.
8/8/2012 9:53:43 PM

Anonymous

I have never noticed a shedding issue, just a very clean breed. Whippets do demand attention so get them out twice a day and remember they do get cold so cover them up!
12/30/2013 1:29:25 AM

Anonymous asked:

2/12/2012 12:29:48 AM

2/12/2012 12:29:48 AM

Hi, I recently adopted a 2 year old whippet mix, and he is so adorable & loving, very... Hi, I recently adopted a 2 year old whippet mix, and he is so adorable & loving, very affectionate within the 2 hours felt like he was apart of my family forever. My one issue is i have a 5 year old cat who seems to be very intimidated with change, and although I knew this would be a period of getting used to, the dog seems to bark (not physically attack) but bark and jump near the cat, who hisses and fluffs up. Any good suggestions to get these two more comfortable with each other. the dog was smart enough to run into the crate when the last attack fight happened and was tense but also still wagging his tail. ANy help would be appreciated.

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Anonymous

you might consider making the effort to introduce them both very, very slowly. It might possibly take a long time, but eventually they both should get used to one another. every cat is different. I've seen instances where an older cat was introduced by being held close to the dog that was held by another person but the cat was not close enough to harm the dog. I hope any of this is of any help to you and your pets.
4/15/2012 8:22:36 PM

Anonymous

You should make them get used to each other like let the cat smell the dog but hold its paws then let the puppy smell the cat.
2/7/2015 9:47:17 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/9/2012 9:09:13 PM

2/9/2012 9:09:13 PM

My whippets will not get away from me. Every time I get up from the couch, they run over... My whippets will not get away from me. Every time I get up from the couch, they run over everything in their path to get to me. What can I do?

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Anonymous

You could try training your whippet to sit and stay so that it does not follow you. As long as you train it right, it should obey as you command.
4/1/2012 5:13:26 PM

Anonymous

Whippets become very bonded to their owners ive discovered
5/23/2012 7:51:07 PM

Anonymous

Your Whippets are looking for exercise and excitement. It will take a little time but they will calm down if you do not reward their excited behavor.
12/30/2013 1:21:23 AM

Anonymous

Let your Whippets chase you around with love, then the next thing you know they won't follow you anymore.
2/7/2015 9:48:58 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/30/2011 10:50:32 PM

9/30/2011 10:50:32 PM

I got my 2 yr old female whippet from a rescue org. She loves me and has bonded with me almost... I got my 2 yr old female whippet from a rescue org. She loves me and has bonded with me almost immediately. The problem is she is afraid of my husband. In the morning she is fine and at night. But during the day she runs from him, she is especially bad when he is standing. If he sits, she might sit next to him on the couch, but still is afraid. I have ony had her 20 days. What can I do for her to not be afraid of him. Treats don't help.

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Anonymous

Hi: The best thing is to be patient. Be supportive to your whippet and let her come to him. May take awhile. Chances are that it was a male that was harmful to her. Whippets can be sensitive anyway. Even something as simple as a tone of voice can cause a problem when they have been hurt. As you said 20 days is a very short time. Give her love and she may come around. They are a special breed and are smart. She will see after a while that he is no threat to her and will come around. Lots of runs and love and she will be fine. Merry Christmas.
12/24/2011 5:15:02 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/27/2011 6:48:30 PM

7/27/2011 6:48:30 PM

I want to breed my whippet anyone have any info on how I should go about this

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Anonymous

Did you contact an area kennel club to find other whippet owners/breeders? With so many surrendered dogs in today's economy, please consider not adding more to the general population just because you love your dog and have the desire to pass on its genes.
11/5/2011 5:39:07 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/24/2011 1:00:51 PM

6/24/2011 1:00:51 PM

I have a Boston/Whippet cross. She's a beautiful dog, Wonderful mother, Great with children..she... I have a Boston/Whippet cross. She's a beautiful dog, Wonderful mother, Great with children..she enjoys being inside, does fine outside...She sings for the children and plays like one of them...lol...She went to work in Home health care with me as a puppy ,and was an Awesome companion to my lady client..Enjoy their mild nature....Beatrice(Bea) is a Great Friend in my life...

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Anonymous

I wouldnt mind adopting a dog but i rather not buy a dog from a shelter. Shelters want to much for the dog and all the restriction. And the answers they give you is well you probably not suited for this dog anyway. What a crock of bull I Own a farm with 128 head of cattle and 1 beauty of a dog i love to death. and my chickens are not sold for eating/ I hate it when people get so money hungry.
1/18/2012 3:45:58 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/22/2011 6:38:02 PM

6/22/2011 6:38:02 PM

do whippets get very big and how are they on house training

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Anonymous

Whippets are a medium to small dog, easy to train, smart dogs...
6/24/2011 1:02:19 PM

Anonymous

Whippets are great on house training. I adopted one that was abused at 2 yrs old and she has never had an accident, I have only had her 20 days. They don't bark at all really either. Very clean, don't have an odor. Shy around some people, seem to be very smart too. My only problem is she doesn't drink enough water.
9/30/2011 10:27:47 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/19/2011 12:14:01 PM

4/19/2011 12:14:01 PM

can you leave a whippet alone for more than 8 hours

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Anonymous

it depends on the personality of a whippet. if it likes to be alone its ok i guess and if it really likes you no you cant leave it alone for that long
4/22/2011 2:44:27 AM

Anonymous

I wouldn't leave a whippet alone in a crate 8 hrs. I can leave it in a crate overnite at my son's house for 8 hrs no problem. But during the day she might chew her towel if you leave her more than 3 hrs. But I just got her 20 days ago.
9/30/2011 10:29:38 PM

Anonymous

YES BUT ID SAY THEY SHOULD BE CRATE TRAINED FIRST
10/6/2011 10:34:32 AM

Anonymous

whippets are highly social dogs; they need the company of their humans and should not be left alone for long periods of time.
3/30/2012 12:54:00 PM

Anonymous

Very bad idea to leave a Whippet alone for long times unless well crate trained, best if they have another dog to play with. A Whippet is very destructive if not conditioned well, even then they do not like being left alone for long periods of time.
12/30/2013 1:25:38 AM

Anonymous asked:

4/10/2011 2:32:35 AM

4/10/2011 2:32:35 AM

do whippets lose lots of hair and do they like water

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Anonymous

Whippets usually shed in the fall and spring, and not too heavily. Depending on the individual dog, they may or may not like water play. The breed was not specifically bred for swimming but they can.
6/10/2011 6:11:47 PM

Anonymous

My whippet can swim! She likes the wading pool at dog park.
9/30/2011 10:30:19 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/26/2011 5:27:05 PM

3/26/2011 5:27:05 PM

Would a whippet be good living with a fully grown cat if they were introduced when the whippet... Would a whippet be good living with a fully grown cat if they were introduced when the whippet was a puppy?

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Anonymous

Yes, as long as they are properally introduced. I have 3 cats and I just recently got a Whippet. They are now the best of friends.
4/6/2011 8:18:18 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/21/2011 10:03:21 PM

2/21/2011 10:03:21 PM

Are Whippet's expensive? Whats the general price range? What is the color variation?

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Anonymous

Beige, blue, roan, black, black and white, or white with streaked or yellow patches are standard whippet colors. They usually range from $200-$500.
3/13/2011 6:02:36 AM

Anonymous

Every whippet puppy I have inquired about has been 1100 dollars. I really want one but can't afford to pay that much.
9/29/2011 3:54:43 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/20/2010 5:59:37 PM

12/20/2010 5:59:37 PM

Can I use an invisible fence for a Whippet? Will it be effective for a puppy?

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Anonymous

No, your whippet will not be able to see the fence, so it will not know what normal fences look like.
1/19/2011 6:19:53 PM

Anonymous

With Whippets it would be best to use a regular fence and some kind of underground thing. Most whippets can jump over a fence if it's not at least six or even eight feet tall. Most underground fences use flags to mark the boundary so the dogs will it's there. But it might ba a little much for a puppy. Only problem with whippets and using just an underground fence would be they might run through it with the speed of light chasing some squirrel out of the yard and once their through it there gone!
1/25/2011 1:20:40 PM

Anonymous

Don't use an underground system, whippets are so fast and build up so much momentum it's easy for them to get through it and when they stop chasing and try and come back they get "locked out" and punished for trying to get back home
3/10/2011 1:52:53 AM

Anonymous asked:

12/20/2010 12:25:15 PM

12/20/2010 12:25:15 PM

I have two whippets and both seem to be constantly hungry. As a result, the male is about... I have two whippets and both seem to be constantly hungry. As a result, the male is about 35lbs; female is about 24lbs. They are 14 months old and get dry food only. Any suggestions?

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Anonymous

Put your whippets on a raw food diet. Ask any pet store or vet about this. Near Los Angeles, there is a place where you can order in bulk: Harmony Farms. All natural meat that mimics the diet of the wild. Keeps animals trim and healthy.
1/12/2011 5:36:47 AM

Anonymous

Give your whippets a mix of dry and wet food, that worked with my whippet.
1/19/2011 6:20:45 PM

Anonymous

What's the problem? Your whippets are within the normal weight range... and if they exercise or chase things regularly then they will eat a lot... what does your vet say
3/10/2011 1:55:34 AM

Anonymous

I give my whippet/border collie mix a high performance dog food. She runs with me about 5 miles a day and is very happy with her food. I give her purina pro plan. I also give her a couple of hard boiled eggs a week and some chicken breast meat.
3/27/2011 8:40:21 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/1/2010 12:21:20 PM

12/1/2010 12:21:20 PM

Do whippets get sick easily?

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Anonymous

Whippets do not get sick easily.
12/2/2010 5:46:51 PM

Anonymous

Not really, but whippets are prone to broken bones and it is difficult to teach them about traffic rules.
1/19/2011 6:21:27 PM

Anonymous

Whippets are actually very healthy dogs. Just keep them on a good diet and make sure they stay warm in the winter time.
1/25/2011 1:05:10 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/21/2010 9:16:57 PM

10/21/2010 9:16:57 PM

Does a Whippet shed?

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Anonymous

I have a wonderful whippet and he does shed, but only a small amount. The short hairs are easy to clean up, so don't worry. My whippy Gabriel is black, so those hairs can be annoyingly easy to notice, but not bad. I think younger dogs shed less. Hope this helps! :)
10/28/2010 3:34:26 PM

Anonymous

Whippets do not have a lot of hair so you should not have a problem with shedding!!!
12/1/2010 12:22:28 PM

Anonymous

Yes I have a whippet, it sheds a lot, but only on fabric not on wood or tiles.
1/19/2011 6:22:07 PM

Anonymous

Just keep whippets brushed once a week and you will notice a great difference in their shedding.
1/25/2011 1:22:00 PM

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