Whippet Profile

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Lifespan: 12-15 Years

Avg height: 45-55cm

Avg weight: 11-15kg

Coat type: Sparse, fine coat that lies close to the skin

Coat colours: Fawn, black, blue, brindle, white, black and white, blue and white

Originally bred for: For use by poachers in search of rabbits and other small game, snap contests, and Whippet racing

Breed traits: Intelligent, elegant, affectionate, quiet, friendly, gentle


A little about Whippets

This agile elegant breed is sweet, gentle and affectionate making them an ideal pet. Adaptable, they will get along with other dogs and people though they will not be suited to households with other small animals like cats or rabbits. Socialization is important with this breed as they can otherwise succumb to timid or fearful behaviours. They are highly polite and undemanding in the home but do have a strong prey drive. Owners should be careful to not have this breed off-leash unless in a fenced area.



Whippets can be prone to; Von Willebrand's Disease, Anaesthesia sensitivity, Corneal Dystrophy, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Hypothyriodism, and Deafness

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.