Whippet Dog Breed
Whippet Dog Classification: Whippets
are sight hounds.
Other Names: none
Whippet in Foreign Languages:
German: Englischer Windhund
Portuguese: lebréu (cão de
Spanish: perro lebrel
Origins: Whippets were initially
bred to course rabbits and as racing dogs.
Description: Whippets resemble
a small greyhound, they have a slender,
slight build. Whippets have a long lean
head, small ears and a long thin tail.
Whippets have a sleek body with long legs
and a lean physique.
Size: Whippets weigh 15 to 30
lbs, they stand 17.5 to 22.5 inches tall
at the shoulder.
||18.5 to 22.5 inches
||17.5 to 21.5 inches
Coat: Whippets have short sleek
coats, with short fine hair. A whippets
coat can be almost any mostly 2 color
combinations for example:- blue and white,
brindle and white, any color that is mixed
Disposition: Whippets are demonstrative
and obedient, they are gentle with children.
Type Dog: Whippets are hound dogs.
Litter Size: Whippets give birth
to litters of 6 to 8 puppies.
Behavior: Whippets are very sensitive
they require a gentle hand when training.
Whippets love to run, and should be exercised
daily on a long leash.
Traits: Whippets are affectionate,
quiet, friendly, lively, gentle, and confident.
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Life Span: Whippets typically
live 12 to 15 years.
Club Recognitions: FCI, AKC, ANKC,
CKC, KC(UK), NZKC, UKC