Whippet dog - A medium size dog.

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Whippet dogs, a Whippet picture and finding an adult Whippet for sale.
For conformation details on this sighthound, see the Whippet dog breed standard.
See the Whippet breeders section for a cute Whippet puppy for sale.
See the Whippet dog club, Whippet rescue for more info.


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The Whippet
A Descendant of Ancient Greyhounds

Whippets were created in England in the 19th
century, from the descendants of hounds brought at the time
of the Roman invasions, about 55 B.C.  It was developed for
track racing, and catching rabbits at which it really excels.
Nicknamed by colliers, "The poor man's race horse," the
Whippet is thought to be the world's fastest domesticated
animal for its weight, attaining speeds of 35 mph.

Whippets are quiet, dignified, affectionate, and amiable
dogs.  It is highly intelligent, aloof with strangers, and an
excellent watchdog.  These hardy mid-sized sighthounds
are popular pets, easy keepers, requiring some daily
outdoor exercise and occasional gentle brushing.
For a great companion for the whole family,
consider a Whippet puppy.

Dog: 19 - 22 in. (48 - 56 cm) at top of withers.   
Bitch: 18 - 21 in. (46 - 53 cm) at top of withers.
Weight:  20 - 40 lb. (9.1 - 18.2 kg).                     
Very friendly with other dogs and pets.             
Watchdog:  Very good.                                         
Life Expectancy:  12 - 15 years.                         

Want info on this medium size dog, the Whippet dog, and breeders who have a Whippet puppy for sale?
See the sighthound dog breeders.  If no nearby Whippet breeders, see the Cdn. Whippet dog club, Whippet rescue or the American Whippet club, Whippet rescue to get advice on other Whippet breeders in your area.
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