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Whippet

Whippet

The Whippet dog breed was a poacher’s best friend, speedily going after rabbits and other small game. Today the Whippet competes in agility, fly ball, lure coursing, rally, and obedience and is a loving therapy dog. His unique nature, friendly personality, and stylish look make him a favorite as a family companion as well as in the show ring.

About this Breed

A medium-sized sighthound giving the appearance of elegance and fitness, the Whippet denotes great speed, power and balance. In fact, the Whippet, an English Greyhound in miniature, is the fastest domesticated animal of his weight, capable of speeds up to 35 m.p.h. A very versatile breed, they can appear in a wide variety of colors and markings. Although keen when racing or coursing, they are quiet and dignified in their owner's living room. Don’t let the Whippet’s racing background fool you. Although they do have bursts of energy, this breed, like the Greyhound, is often very relaxed and enjoys resting for most of the day. “Coach potato” would be a very appropriate term, especially since they love to jump up on furniture. Apartment dwellers, take note: These dogs do well in small spaces as long as they are exercised properly (on-leash only), and they rarely bark. They do prefer to be with their people over being left alone and will excel at dog sports that allow them to run, like lure coursing.

Height

Male: 18.5-22.5in

Female: 17.5-21.5in

Weight

Male: 20-42lb

Female: 20-42lb

Fun Fact

Did you know that the Whippet is extremely fast, capable of reaching speeds up to 35 mph.

Favorite Names

For Males

  1. Pixel
  2. Take Five B...
  3. Ali
  4. Arlo
  5. Armani
  6. Arthur
  7. Badger
  8. Arty
  9. Banjo
  10. Andy

For Females

  1. Take Five B....
  2. Take Five B...
  3. Aurora
  4. Beanie
  5. Big Shots Walking on sunshine
  6. Blue Cedar’s Grace
  7. Blue Cedar’s Jellybean
  8. Blue Cedar’s Hope
  9. Blue Cedars Kimber
  10. Avis

Common Locations

  1. Nevada, United States
  2. Connecticut, United States
  3. Florida, United States
  4. Texas, United States
  5. Ontario, Canada
  6. Manitoba, Canada
  7. Washington, United States
  8. Hawaii, United States
  9. Quebec, Canada
  10. Alberta, Canada

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