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The Whippet At a Glance
Recognized By
AKC 
Country of Origin
Great Britain 
Life Expectancy
13 - 15 yrs 
Height Range
17 - 20 in 
Weight Range
26 - 30 lbs 
Colors
Any 
Trainability
Average; can be very sensitive and require patient, positive training 
With Children
Good with older children 
With Animals
Good with similar-sized animals; may chase cats and smaller animals 
Climate
Sensitive to cold 
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor, with plenty of outdoor time to run 
Exercise Reqd
Very high; loves to run full-speed 
Grooming Reqd
Occasional wiping or brushing, dental care 
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User-Contributed Whippet Information
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Favorite Whippet Comments

i am on my third whippet now a female 3 mths old, picked her up at 8 weeks. they are smart, sensitive and loving, quick to learn and eager to please. love to cuddle and always want to be part of the family and any action going on. their feelings get hurt easily, they dont like to be yelled at and love to be praised. i wouldnt have any other breed.
- Posted by kat robinson from arizona
Additional Whippet Comments
My parents had 4 whippets in their lifetime, so far I have had 3 - all of them have lived to be more than 14 years. They are restful, do not demand attention, easy to exercise as they will run on their own. Very difficult eaters, hence they stay so slim. Faithful mainly to one person and their life revolves around the person, sometimes will only eat if food is given by that person. I would never have anything else!
- Posted by Marian Neil from pa, USA
Whippet Information

Whippet Common Health Screenings
The following health screenings are often performed by responsible Whippet breeders:

CERF Screening (Canine Eye Research Foundation)
vonWillebrand's Disease (vWD) (factor antigen test)

Whippet Health Issues