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Whippet

Dog Whippet

The Whippet is a breed of dog originating in England.

The Whippet is an elegant and athletic dog of medium size (between 44 and 51 cm). It looks like a slimmer and lighter version of the Greyhound, with a well-muscled body (between 10 and 15 kg), a deep chest and a slim waist. Its head is elongated, with a slender snout, oval, expressive eyes, and small to medium-sized ears that are folded back.

The Whippet has a short, smooth, tight coat, which can come in a variety of colors and patterns, ranging from fawn and black to blue and brindle. Thanks to its slender build, the Whippet is well suited for speed and running, and it is often used for greyhound racing.

In terms of personality, the Whippet is generally described as gentle, affectionate, and sensitive. Although he is an agile runner, he also enjoys relaxing indoors and is often referred to as a "couch greyhound". The Whippet is generally a calm and devoted dog to his family, and he can get along well with children and other pets if properly socialized.

When it comes to exercise, the Whippet needs daily runs and games to burn off its energy. However, it is important to note that the Whippet has thin skin and can be sensitive to extreme weather conditions. It can be prone to frostbite in cold weather and sunburn in hot weather.

The Whippet has an average lifespan of 12 to 15 years. As with any breed of dog, they can be predisposed to certain health conditions, including heart problems and eye problems. Regular visits to the veterinarian, a balanced diet and proper coat care are essential to maintaining its health and well-being.

In summary, the Whippet is an elegant, gentle and athletic dog. It is suitable for an active family life, but also enjoys relaxing moments indoors. If you're considering adopting a Whippet, make sure you can meet their needs for exercise, affection, and care specific to their sensitive skin.


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