Whippet

KC Pedigree, Medium Large

Doesn't moult much

Not good for first time owners

This speedy little sighthound is much smaller than the Greyhound, although still very fast. It is thought they can accelerate faster than any other breed.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Someone looking for a quiet dog that will be content to spend much of the day on the sofa.

Not the best for ...

Fans of small furries. Whippets have a very high prey drive and are very fast workers. You'll need to keep your wits about you if there are small animals around!

Aliases

English Whippet, Snap Dog

Cross between

None

Origin

United Kingdom

Size

Medium Large
A bit smaller than a Labrador

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Smooth
Dogs that you mainly just need to polish! But be warned - short haired dogs moult all the time!

Shedding

Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

13 years

Good first dog?

No

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