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Whippet

Whippets blend muscle with elegance and grace, producing a quick, gentle dog.

About the Whippet

Whippets are happy just about anywhere. The racetrack gets their heart beating and they love living amongst people in the home. These gentle, affectionate, even-tempered dogs are ideal companions and great athletes.

Now the most popular of the sighthounds, Whippets were known as small Greyhounds for a while. Despite their delicate appearance, Whippets are strong, robust dogs with a lot of energy.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
United Kingdom
Group
FCI Group 10, AKC Hound Group
Size category
Small
Avg life expectancy
12–15 years

Adaptable / Lively / Gentle / Loving / Even-tempered

Key facts

  • Gentle with children
  • Great companion
  • Requires moderate grooming

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