Good with Kids:
The Whippet is a small Greyhound, meaning that its entire body is built for racing and hunting. They need plenty of exercises. In some countries, they are not allowed to freely run off the lead, in common with other dogs that hunt by sight. These dogs are affectionate but not particularly very obedient. They love children.
Country of origin:
Medium sized dog breeds
Hounds dog breeds (AKC)
Sighthound and pariah (UKC)
These dogs are affectionate, cuddly, and lovely with children. They are also intelligent but not particularly obedient, cheerful, peaceable, playful, a touch obstinate, and sometimes vigilant.
47-51cm for dogs and 44-47cm for bitches
Whippets are usually very good with children but they tend not to be too fond of strangers. They will invariably warn you of strangers. They are very tolerant with other dogs and there is rarely difficulty with them. The tendency to chase anything that moves too quickly is inborn in them. The household cat to which the dog has been accustomed to will be left alone.
The short-haired coat is fine and dense. It comes in many colours but the most common colours are white with streaked or yellow patches, black, black with white, blue, roan, or beige with darker mask.
Little grooming is required for these dogs. It is sufficient to brush them from time to time to remove dead and loose hairs. Keep the claws trimmed short. Some examples have a predisposition for tartar but this can be kept in check by regularly giving them something to chew.
Introduce plenty of variety into a whippetâs training. The best results are achieved by interspersing games and running but remember that this will never be an unreservedly obedient dog.