16 Amazing Facts About Whippets You Might Not Know

#10 Of the sighthounds, the whippet enjoys the most popularity in the United States.

#11 According to the American Kennel Club, it’s the 55th most owned dog in the country. (The greyhound comes in at 141st and the borzoi at 99th.)

#12 For the most part, whippets are incredibly quiet, friendly dogs. This means you shouldn’t count on them to guard you or your home: Most love strangers and some whippets don’t ever bark.

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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