Whippet is strong dog, agile and very fast, they can run up to speeds of 40 miles per hour. naturally, at first glance have appeared on the whippet’s body. in particular, the design of strong hind legs and hind legs resemble rabbits, but lifted up. than as a pedestal, rear leg capable of swinging power with strong and able to push for a run in leaps further ahead. it makes Whippet very fast in running. and indeed, the whippet was originally bred for hunting. Whippet is the best hunter friend. the exact origin of whippet is unclear, but whippet still has a relationship with Greyhound.
although often move beyond such competing in agility, flyball, lure flows, rally, and obedience, but at home they have a friendly personality, considerate and thoughtful, and displays very good attitude to family members. it makes whippet as a favorite of family companion dog.
And for now, whippet become a popular dog in Europe, especially in Britain, here they are used for rabbit running, sport loved by the working class. Whippet is also a versatile popular dog in the United States, primarily as a racing dog.
Whippet Dog male has a height of about 47-56 cm (19-22 inches), a female whippet height 44-54 cm (18-21 inches). weight for both males and females around 11-21 kg (25-45 pounds).
Whippet have an exotic appearance with a strong body, lightweight, muscular, lean and graceful. this dog is similar to a small Greyhound, they have a sleek and elongated skull, dark oval eyes, a long snout tapers to the nose and ears folded. proportional to his long neck, back and waist curved front legs straight, strong and lean. Whip-like tail and reaches hock of the hind legs. whippets have a flexible spine, flexible footstool with strong support, so being able to step foot long, which can speed up the dogs. whippet can run up to speeds of 40 miles per hour.
Whippet has a very short coat that is not resistant to environmental conditions that are too cold, the coat comes in a variety of colors and patterns. colors including black, fawn, gray, white, blue, solid or mixed. The pattern that emerged, some have patterns such as deer, piebald, and may appear on the body in many patterns or as a solid block of color.
Whippet dog is a gentle, quiet, obedient, alert and sensitive. Whippets are very gentle and kind to the kids, who love to play and can be an excellent companion for them. this dog enjoy at home in a quiet room but would rather run and play outside. sometimes they can be timid and shy, they are also very sensitive (both physically and mentally) and cannot take rough treatment or harsh correction.
Whippets are good with children but are not friendly with strangers. They are wary of strangers and have a tendency to bark when they feel threatened or feel their families are under threat. Whippet is an ideal pet for people who want a dog house is quiet and totally devoted companion.
Whippet become a good family pet, ideal, quiet and reliable. they enjoy playing with children, tolerant of other dogs. it should not be overlooked is the socialization, as early as possible in order to create a harmonious atmosphere between family members.
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Whippet in good health can survive up to 15 year old, on average Approximately 12-15 years. This dog is generally healthy breed. however, they display some hereditary diseases. if you want to buy this dog, it is advisable to buy from responsible breeder and you need to make your choice Whippet in good health. and you also need to ask your whippet health history to whippet breeder who sells to you.
some health issues that you should consider, among others, von Willebrand disease, disorder usually diagnosed in your dog between the ages of 3 and 5, and unfortunately cannot be cured. a blood disorder, is caused by a reduction in von Willebrand factor in the blood which ultimately affects the clotting process. if you get a dog you have symptoms such as bleeding gums, bleeding of the nose, prolonged bleeding after surgery, and prolonged bleeding during heat cycles or after whelping, it is advisable to immediately take him to your veterinarian for treatment that include cauterizing or suturing injuries, transfusions von Willebrand factor before surgery, and avoiding certain drugs.
other problems such as Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), deafness sensitive to anesthesia and some other drugs, primarily due to the low percentage of their body fat and liver inability to metabolize the drug. Additionally, testicular disease undecended appears quite frequently in men and may require surgical attention.
Care and training
Whippets require minimal maintenance, mainly because of the short coat, but more on attention. you just need to clean up the dirt on a smooth coat with a rag. you need to watch, because Whippet coat is short and thin, they need sweaters or coats during cold weather conditions. This is helpful to keep their bodies warm. You should put Whippet in the room, give the place a cozy, warm and soft as well as reduce the activity outside because whippets can’t tolerate the cold weather for a long time.
whippet require a regular training about 25 minutes per day, or if you are busy, at least let them run free in the yard (preferably fenced courtyard) and squeeze in 20-30 minutes of your time to walk with a leash every day. Avoid exercises that are too heavy and hard which can cause strain on the joints and changes in temper. practice with patience, calm and consistent then it will have a trained whippet and slowly give training in sports such as agility, flyball, attraction flows and racing.
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