Whippet Breed Profile


Among the qualities of the Whippet are that they are lively, affectionate, sweet, docile, quiet, and calm.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is good with children as long as the children learn not to tease the dog. This dog is great with family.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 12 to 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 25 to 45 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases associated with this breed of dog are upset stomach and skin problems.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with patience. Grooming is average, brush every other day.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

The average cost for this breed of dog is around $1,500. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

This breed of dog loves to chase things. Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes for a good watchdog.

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