The breed Whippet is classified as sighthounds, and has been used as a hunting dog. Sighthound are almost always light, and with a lean head.

Whippet is an extensively brainy dog breed and mental training is vital.

Whippet cause less challanges with shedding correlated to other breeds. The dog breeds demands extensively little brushing and grooming.

Whippet is not painful to teach and you don't need a lot of experience to handle this dog breed. The dog is approximately reactive and extensively susceptible to dog training. These creatures are very energetic and even long and demanding trips will not be a plague. The breed have a middle need for workout.

The dog breeds may be a bit reserved, aloof and wary of guests. They are habitually friendly with other dogs. They are children friendly and good with kids. The Whippet have a tendency to act like a predator. Thus, these predatory animals must be carefully trained. They do not posess instincts to nibble, but if such behaviour occurs the habit should be treated at an early age.

This breed may bark, but mainly not excessively. These dogs does not handle cold climates. This breed is known to be extensively playful. They are not extensively found of being home alone.

Country of origin: these canines was created in England.

Whippet category: Whippet is admitted in the World Canine Organisation archives. The breed is included in the section «Short-haired Sighthounds» (10.3) in the category «Sighthounds». World Canine Organisation symbol for whippet is 162 and was added to the archives 2007-03-06. American Kennel Club categorizes the breed as «Hounds». United Kennel Club recognizes the breed as «Sighthound & Pariah Dogs» in their archives. Canadian Kennel Club categorizes the breed as «Hounds».

Health status in the Whippet: Sadly, some of the dogs may get significant challanges with their health. Secondary challanges with their health have also been recorded (including drug- and chemical sensitivity, emotionally sensitive).

The dog breeds physical structure: The Whippet is a middle-sized dog breed. Dogs can grow to 19 to 22 inches tall. Bitches get as tall as 18 to 21 inches tall. Dogs get 25 to 45 pounds. Bitches is 25 to 45 pounds. The Whippet almost never get overweight. The dog has puny bended ears. is habitually approximately long. Whippet have a slender body type. The hanging low tail is . The fur is short.

Secondary facts about the dog: Envisioned years to live for a whippet is 12 to 15 years. The breed is approximately fashionable and mainly effortless to locate for sale by your local breeders. The whippet were originally bred for racing and coursing, and hunting small game.

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I bought a whippet female puppy in may (she was 2 months old). I had a dog before, but I've never had a puppy, so I had no experiences with puppy training.

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