The Whippet was originally developed in England and was mainly used in hunting small game such as rabbits and foxes. The average height of a Whippet is 1 foot, 6 inches to 1 foot, 10 inches weighing about 20 to 50 pounds. They have a lifespan of 12 to 15 years.
Originally developed in England to hunt small game such as rabbits, foxes, badgers and to exterminate vermin the Whippet is enjoying the life of a well-treated family companion and gets all the attention and affection he needs in many families around the world. The Whippet loves all the energy demanding activities like fly-ball, Frisbee, running, swimming and many others. If he is left alone more than a few hours a day he can become bored and might become very loud and destructive. The Whippet is a great watchdog because he is very reserved with strangers and will always let you know when a stranger is approaching your property. He is known to behave well when children are around but very small children should always be well supervised when they encounter any type of dog breed because they might have the tendency to tease and no dog will accept that. Obedience training and early socialization are very important in this case and can make a big difference if you want to have an obedient and well-behaved dog.
Whippet is a very intelligent dog breed. They can learn new commands very quickly which makes them quite easy to train. Usually they enjoy any type of activity so training will not be a problem for them. In fact it can be something that they will really enjoy.
Shedding should not concern you at all if you plan to buy this type of dog breed. In fact you will never find a hair in your house because the Whippet is not a type of dog breed that sheds hair.
The Whippet, like many other dog breeds, need daily exercise. Don’t worry, those needs can be met quite easy with simple walks or playing some fun games. His coat needs to be shaped two or three months and proper brushing should be done every now and then.
The Whippet was originally developed in Northern England in the 17th century and was mainly used to exterminate vermin and hunt small game. He was bred most probably by crossing some types of long-legged terriers with Greyhounds.