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Whippet Info

Whippet Breed Information

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Lifespan: 12-15 years Height: 18-22" Shedding: Moderate Litter Size: 4-8 pups
Group: Hound Weight: 45-55 lbs Hair Length: Short Size: Medium

Breed Overview

The Whippet is a Medium dog breed, with a starting weight of 45 lbs that can reach 55 lbs. It is officially part of the Hound group and recognized by the CKC, AKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC. Some critical information for potential owners. The Whippet breed has a typical lifespan of 12 to 15 years, Short hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Whippet should know that the average litter size is between 4 to 8 puppies.

Whippet Breed Characteristics

Group Hound Drooler no
Size Medium Guard Dog no
Origin England Easy to Train
Kid Friendly no Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly somewhat Active Indoors no
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly no Yard Needs small
Intelligent Grooming Requirements monthly
Barks Dangerous no

Whippet Temperament

Intelligent and laid back, Whippets are calm indoors and considerably sweet and docile. Whippets are independent and can never be fully trained. They require gentle training as they are sensitive both mentally and physically. A Whippet will thrive when training involve games with running. Whippets have been known to chase down and kill cats, but will be okay with a cat that they have grown up with in the house.

Health Problems

upset stomachs and skin problems

Whippet Coat

Whippet Dog Colors

Solid black, solid white, red, fawn, brindle, blue, cream, and more, with a wide variety of spots, blazes and patches. Any color and pattern are acceptable

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