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Whippet Breed Information

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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Featured Whippet Breeder

Charmed Village Kennel
Member Since: May 2007
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Charmed Village is a small family kennel located in Hinckley Ohio 20 miles south of Cleveland. We breed Type A miniature rat terriers, primarily tricolored and chocolate/white. We breed only a small number of high quality puppies a year. We select for an engaging temperment, high intelligence, an...

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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 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, 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

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