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)
- United Kingdom
- FCI Group 10, AKC Hound Group
- Size category
- Avg life expectancy
- 12–15 years
Adaptable / Lively / Gentle / Loving / Even-tempered