English Whippet, Snap Dog
A greyhound in miniature, the whippet is among the sleekest of dogs, with a curvaceous, streamlined silhouette, long legs and a lean physique. It is the ultimate sprinter, unsurpassed by any other breed in its ability to accelerate to top speed and to twist and turn with unequaled agility. The whippet is a lightweight version of the greyhound, with an especially supple top-line and powerful hindquarters enabling it to execute the double-suspension gallop at its most extreme. It is square or slightly longer than tall. The gait is low and free-moving. The expression is keen and alert.
Perhaps the most demonstrative and obedient of the true sighthounds, the whippet makes an ideal pet for people who want a quiet house dog and absolutely devoted companion. The whippet is extremely gentle with children and can make an excellent companion for them. It is calm indoors but loves to run and play outdoors. It is extremely sensitive (both physically and mentally) and cannot take rough treatment or harsh corrections.
|Height||Male: 19 - 22 inches (47 - 56 cm)Female: 18 - 21 inches (44 - 54 cm)|
|Weight||25 - 45 pounds (11 - 21 kg)|
|Colors||Black Blue Cream Fawn Red White|
|Good In Apartments||
This breed is sensitive to the cold. Wearing a coat is advised in the winter. These dogs will do okay in an apartment if they are sufficiently exercised. Whippets are calm indoors and a small yard will do.
|Good With Children||
Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.
|Good With Dogs||
|Good With Cats||
The Whippet kept as a pet should have regular opportunities to run free on open ground (in a safe area) as well as a brisk daily walk on a leash. It is a sighthound and will chase and kill small animals so a fenced yard is essential.
Moderately Easy Training: It is important to include much variety in the training of a Whippet. It will respond well if training includes games and running. However, it is not possible to achieve perfect obedience from this dog.
Low Maintenance: Grooming is only necessary once in a while to maintain upkeep. Little to no trimming or stripping needed.
And although they don’t shed as heavily as other breeds, you’ll still want to keep a lint roller on hand.