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Whippet Dog Breed Puppy Ads
AKA: Snapdog
Breed Group: Hound Group Height Male: 19-22 inches (47-56 cm.)
Breed Size: Medium Height Female: 18-21 inches (44-54 cm.).)
Breed Origin: England Weight: 25-45 pounds (11-21 kg.)
Appearance
The Whippet is a svelte, elegant, and fragile looking dog. He looks very much like a small version of a greyhound. These dogs have long legs, intelligent expressions, and move with grace and dignity. The coat of the Whippet is close fitting, fine, and smooth. The coloring of these dogs can vary and includes blue, brindle, white, fawn, and black. The height of the Whippet is around 18-21 inches for females, and 19-22 inches for males. These dogs weigh in at around 20-30 pounds for females, and 25-40 pounds for males.
 

Temperament
He is a medium-sized member of the Sighthound family and looks very similar to the Greyhound, except smaller. He is gentle, sensitive, affectionate, and very calm and quiet when in the home but capable of great stamina when in the sporting mode.

The Whippet excels at coursing and racing and his natural athletic talents and quick mind make him ideal for agility, flyball, obedience and disc dog competitions as well.

 
History
One of the fastest breeds in the world, the Whippet was bred in Britain as a result of a careful selection and crossing of small Greyhounds and certain Terriers. His original purpose was to chase and capture small game. Today he is considered one of the most stylish of breeds — equally at home as a family companion or running in races at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour!
 
Health
The life expectancy of the Whippet is around 12-15 years. There are a number of health problems to look out for with this breed. This includes cataracts, lens luxation, heart problems, SA, PRA, thyroid problems, and sensitivity to chemicals and drugs. You should also remember that the skin of the Whippet is very thin and can easily get damaged by anything from garden nettles to the claws of an angry cat. They are very sensitive to cold because of their thin skin, and should be provided with a sweater in colder weather when outdoors. Make sure that you provide the Whippet with soft, cushioned bedding to protect his bones and joints from pressure. The parents of the Whippet puppy should have CERF certificates and clearance for sebaceous adenitis (SA).
 
 
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Other Breed Clubs  
The American Whippet Club (AWC)  
National Whippet Club of Canada  
The Whippet Club of NSW Australia  
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Whippet


Scale ( 1 to 5 ): 1=Low 5=High
Guard Dog? 2
Watch Dog? 3
Exercise Needed? 3
Grooming? 1
Energy Level? 3
Shedding? 1
Ease to Train? 3
Good with children? 5
 
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