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Whippets Breed Information

Whippets were developed in the 19th century and are closely related to Italian grey hounds. This breed is very swift and was used for dog races. This breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in the year 1888. They were used as watch dogs, guard dogs, trackers, and also as hunters. This breed is powerful built and is medium in size. They are muscular in appearance and have a long and slender body. They have a long muzzle, which tappers towards the end. Their teeth are set in scissor bite. The ears of this breed are long and also folded, and are slightly rounded at the tips. They have a long tail which is slightly curved towards the end. They have small cat like feet, with arched toes. The coat covering the body of this breed is short and also smooth. They are available in black, fawn, brindle, red and also other colours. This breed is very smart and also intelligent. They are fast learners and are easy to train. They are brave and fearless. This breed is loyal and also devoted towards their master, and also the family. This breed is very sweet tempered and also lovable. Once they are properly trained, they can easily get attached to the family. They are gentle and also calm towards the children, but they should never be left alone with the kids, as they can accidently hurt the children. They are reserved when around strangers, but are very aggressive towards the animals especially cats. They should be properly socialized to avoid this aggressiveness. This breed should be properly trained or else they might grow stubborn and also jealous. They should be trained by strong willed and also confident trainers. The average height and weight of a male whippet is 47 cm to 56 cm and 11 kg to 21 kg respectively. In case of female whippets, the average height and weight are 44 cm to 5 4 cm, and 10 kg to 18 kg respectively. This breed is not recommended as apartment pets as they are very active and cannot be confined in a small space. This breed only requires very little grooming. The average life span of this breed is 12 years to 15 years.



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