Whippet – Full Breed Profile

Dog Breed Group:
Hound Dogs
Height:
18 to 22 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight:
18 to 48 pounds
Life Span:
12 to 15 years

Breed Characteristics:

Apartment Friendly

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Good For First-Time Owners

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Overall Sensitivity

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Tolerates Being Alone

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Affectionate With Family

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Kid-Friendly

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Friendly Toward Other Dogs

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Friendly Toward Strangers

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Drooling Level

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Easy To Groom

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Overall Health

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Prone To Obesity

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Trainabilty Level

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Intelligence Level

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Prey Drive

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Barking Level

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Energy Level

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Exercise Needs

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Playfulness Level

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Whippet is an elegant dog of medium size. This is a sighthound breed originally from England.

Historically, they are descended from Gerehounds, which is noticeable on first look.

Today, this breed is a common choice for families, because Whippets are great around children.

Their nature is soft and their temperament is calm and chill.

Whippets might do slightly better in families with older children, but this doesn’t mean that they won’t do well with toddlers.

They just might need more space where they share space with smaller children. Still, no matter how calm this breed is it’s important not to leave children and vulnerable adults alone with a dog.

Whippets are known for their obedience and love toward cuddling. They love spending time with their humans doing nothing or being outside active.

All in, they thrive on human companionship. However, this affection and love are strictly reserved for family members, as they aren’t social dogs toward strangers.

They may do well on their own, and aren’t prone to developing separation anxiety.

They can be left alone and be comfortable with it. Still, do not leave them alone for too long, because dogs are social beings after all.