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Seven Fun Facts About Whippets

Seven Fun Facts About Whippets

Whippets are known as the “poor man’s racehorse” and are faster than greased lightning when he has something to chase. But when he’s not running, the Whippet is quite content to stretch out and relax! Here are seven fun facts about this slender speed king: One - The whippet does not not bark very much. This is not a vocal breed and some whippets don’t bark at all. This trait makes them good apartment dwellers! Two - Whippets are smart. They are very intelligent and also very obedient, a great combination. Three - Whippets have a low maintenance coat. Their…
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Breed Spotlight – Whippet

Breed Spotlight – Whippet

Known as the “poor man’s racehorse” the sleek Whippet is faster than greased lightning when he has something to chase. But when he’s not running, the Whippet is quite content to stretch out and relax.  Whippets resemble miniature Greyhounds, with a trim, tight waist, deep chest and lean head, they are the picture of the perfect athlete. Males stand 19 to 22 inches at the shoulder and their life expectancy is between twelve and fifteen years. The Whippet breed was developed in Victorian England by north-country coal miners who wanted to enjoy dog racing and rabbit hunting. But they could…
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