Whippets are among the fastest land athletes on the planet. If you get a Whippet you will be choosing a dog with a sweet personality and fabulous nature who loves to run very, very fast!
Whippets are happiest if they can run free for at least one hour a day, and you will be in awe watching them do so. Daily walks and free off-leash running time are essential, but this breed has the tendency to chase small animals, so care must be taken to prevent this.
Once they have expended their energy on their daily dose of running, they make the most pleasant dogs to live with. They are very affectionate with kids and happy to chase them up and down the backyard.
Whippets are slightly smaller than their bigger cousin the Greyhound but have similar temperament and looks.
This breed will do well at agility or any other running sport and are best to train by using play or affection as a reward.
Whippets may look a bit fragile, but they don't have any tendencies towards genetic illnesses.
|Life expectancy:||12-15 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||Below average|