16 Amazing Facts About Whippets You Might Not Know

Graceful, thin-legged, at the same time strong and hardy – the appearance of this dog leaves no doubt about its belonging to the family of greyhounds. Whippets are capable of speeds up to 60 km / h. In the past a hunter, now the Whippet mostly plays the role of a companion dog, which, with its character, makes it an excellent family dog.

#1 Whippets are the fastest domesticated animals of their weight. They can get up to breakneck speeds of 35 mph, thanks in part to their unique running style.

#2 “Whip it,” is an old English phrase, meaning to go swiftly, specifically referring to riders whipping their horses to move more quickly.

#3 Another theory is the name is a misspelling of “wappet,” a small yipping dog.

Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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  1. I think one of my Whippets has this condition. She is very strong and her muscles are obvious. She is pure Whippet. Both parents were AKC certified. I did not certify them because I wanted companions. My most current Whippet I got as a pup. That was an exercise. I normally get my Whippets from breeders that had been keeping them for a few years. They do all of the training. This puppy, I had to do more training than normal. I love Whippets.

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