It is a family pet having a life span of 12-15 years and litter size of 4-8 puppies. Whippet is an indoor dog need to be kept inside. They also like to play outside. They have short sized hairs. There is low fat present in the whippet body so it’s hard for the whippet to stand in cold. Because of low fat they cannot lie on hard floor for long time. They are best suited for apartments. They are very playful and active. They spend most of the day time in sleeping. They are quite and gentle family pets. ‘Velcro dog’ is the nickname given to this dog. The male more loyal and the female are strong willed, but both in combination make great pets. These dogs are good racers and jumpers.
This breed came into existence at the end of 19th century in the northern England. The breeder crossed two breeds with the hopes of getting a little but very fast hound. That can hunt successfully rabbits and small games. Whippet became one of the most popular in its breed at dog show. These dogs are the champions and won many cups.
Nature and Temperament
It is very sweet and quite dog and seldom barks. It is an affectionate and loving pet and wants to be with their family. When they are unhappy, then only barks. They are very sensitive and emotional so they can be trained only by positive reinforcement not physically. They are very intelligent to learn things.