Whippets make great pets, they are sweet, affectionate, gentle and playful. Quiet and lazy in the house, they are happy to just snooze away the afternoon. When out, they love nothing more than a good run. Whippets are fine coated, and like greyhounds, have only about 16% body fat, which is not much when compared with other breeds, who have about 35% body fat. As a result, they feel the cold easily so need to wear a warm coat in the winter. They are house dogs and love their comforts, and they will happily sleep in your bed if you let them! Whippets are extremely sensitive and intelligent dogs, and so dont respond well to harsh corrections or rough handling. Treat them with gentle love and kindness and you will have a best friend for life. Many are good with children and live very happily with other household pets.
If you would like to know more about whippets please see our Whippet FAQ page.