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Breed Group: Hound
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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.

Does your Whippet bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
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.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
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. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Whippet puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
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. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
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
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Karasar Whippets since 1967
Member Since: February 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area, Florida
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TOP Show breeder of AKC Whippets since 1967. Member of the American Whippet Club. We have 14 generations of our own breeding. Our dogs have generations of health tested Whippets and we have companion and show pups available occasionally.

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Anonymous asked:
If I let my Whippet run outside for 45 minutes 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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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.

Anonymous asked:
I 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 that you need to get Whippets in 2's.

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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. Whippets 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

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Does a Whippet make a good apartment dog?

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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.

Anonymous

Whippets actually make good apartment dogs as they need only a good run or couple of walks a day. Make sure your Whippet is always on a leash when you go out for walks or for potty time, because they do like to chase. The rest of the time, Whippets are couch potatoes.

Anonymous asked:
I found that my Whippet poopoo is white. Would this be because to the diet he is on consisting of chicken and fish?

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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.

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.

Anonymous asked:
How old do whippets live to?

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Standard is 12-15 or more years, just keep them thin.

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Updated: 8/4/2015