Is a
Whippet the best pet dog or puppy to suit your lifestyle.

Whippet

Choosing a Whippet as your pet dog or puppy:--

General Description

A sleek, handsome and very fast sight hound which makes an excellent family pet. Gentle, affectionate, friendly, and easy-going.

Suitable Owners

Gentle, easy-going owner keen on exercising this type of dog.

Origins

Originally bred in the North of England to chase and kill rabbits
Dog Group - Kennel Club:

Hounds
Coat:

Fine, short coat.
Grooming:

Low grooming needs, occassional brushing.
Average Height:

44 - 51 cms. 17 - 20 ins.
Average Weight:

12 - 14 kgs. 27 30 lbs.
Colour:

Any colours.
Temperament:

Gentle, affectionate dogs with a mild even disposition. Reserved but friendly with other dogs and humans.

 Exercise:

Likes lots of exercise and enjoys long runs.

Average Lifespan: 

13 - 14 yrs.
Possible Disadvantages

Can be difficult to control on walks if off the lead.
Potential Health Concerns

Eye conditions, possible heart defects.
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