Sight Hound

Teema and Dylan at play and a bucket of Whippets from Endeavor Whippets

Often mistaken for a small Greyhound the Whippet is a breed all to its own.  Slightly smaller and a little slower than the Greyhound the Whippet is a fine, loyal and playful companion.  They do well with children if the children are not abusive or rough.  After the initial “greeting” by a Whippet of its owner’s arrival back home they settle back into a calm existence.  While they see cats and other non-canine pets as “game”, they interact well with other dogs.  The Whippet is a runner and should be given the opportunity to run free in a safe enclosure.  Apartment Whippets will need to be taken on a daily and vigorous walk.  When not in a controlled area they should be leashed as they will chase (and kill) smaller animals.  They are easy to groom and have little to no doggie odor.

Average Height(“‘s)
Average Weight (#’s)
Notes for owners
Short.  No odor Minimal Ok for apartment with plenty of exercise.  Good with children.  Good companion.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

American Whippet Club

National Whippet Club of Canada

Whippet Lovers



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