He may look delicate, but the Whippet is a superb athlete as well as a gentle companion.
Height: 18 to 22 inches at shoulder
Weight: 18 to 48 pounds (males average 34 pounds, females average 29 pounds)
Coat: short and smooth
Life span: 12 to 15 years
Breed Group: Hounds
The Whippet was a poacher's best friend, speedily going after rabbits and other small game. Today the Whippet competes in agility, flyball, lure coursing, rally, and obedience and is a loving therapy dog. His unique nature, friendly personality, and stylish look make him a favorite as a family companion as well as in the show ring.
Whippet profile on DogTime.com
General Characteristics
Amount of shedding
Apartment appropriate
Dog friendly
Drooling potential
Ease at being home alone
Need for exercise
Watchdog ability
Affectionate with family
Energy level
General health