16 Amazing Facts About Whippets You Might Not Know

#4 Whippets and other sighthounds have been present in art and literature going back to the 1600s (the first mention of a whippet was in 1610), but the idea of an official pure breed didn’t come about until the 1800s.

#5 There was a lot of interbreeding between types of dogs before official clubs were set up, but it is believed that the whippet is the descendant of the greyhound and the terrier.

#6 Whippets love to run and are incredible sprinters, but after brief periods of activity, they’re ready to kick back. If you get a whippet, be prepared to share some space on the couch.

Alice White

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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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