If you want to buy a Whippet puppy or adult Whippet, adoption may also be a good option for your family. Whippets make excellent pets and in general are very easy to get along with. Some Whippets for adoption may not be the right family dog due to mistreatment or neglect from the past owner but for the most part, Whippets are great pets no matter where or how you get one.
Whippets come in many colors and patterns. No coloring or pattern is considered undesirable should you wish to show your Whippet in competitions.
Many breeders will not give you the paperwork on the dog unless you have the dog spayed or neutered which will be an issue if you wish to show the dog or breed the whippet. This should be discussed with the breeder before purchase. Most whippet breeders are very careful about this matter as they try not to destroy the whippet breed with inbreeding or puppy mills. Because of this, you will have a very difficult time trying to find a whippet at a puppy shop. At the social site, the correct information will be available at the Homepage at social networking sites. The breed of the puppies will be selected as per the requirement of the person. The purchase of the pets after checking the reviews will be beneficial. The person should be careful for the purchase of the pets.
If you are looking to adopt a whippet, there are many whippet rescues. These rescues rarely have puppies and there are typically very few adult dogs available for rescue. As a general rule, you will not find a pure bred whippet in a shelter. If they should get one, it will be adopted immediately.
Whippets range in size from 18 inches to 22 inches at the shoulder and from 25 pounds to 40 pounds but naturally, some may be slightly bigger or smaller. These measurements are only an estimate. The female whippets are generally smaller than the males.
Whippets resemble greyhound dogs, only smaller. All though whippets are not greyhounds, whippet ancestral blood lines may be traced back to the greyhound with mixed breeding. The Italian greyhound is also not a whippet. An Italian greyhound is actually a toy breed of the greyhound. Whippets do share some of the same qualities as greyhounds and the Italian greyhound. They absolutely love attention, playtime and chasing small animals.
As a general rule, whippets will mellow with age or by the time they are 2 years old. Whippet puppies can be very energetic and mischievous getting into anything and everything. All whippets will want to sleep on your couch or your bed since they have very little fat on their bodies. It is best to keep whippets crate trained with a thick padded cushion for comfort if you do not want them to sit on your furniture. A crate will also provide your whippet with a safe place to hide out and rest.
Are Whippets good with children? I’ve asked this question many times and have always come up with the same answer, the answer is yes. Whippets are very good family dogs.
As with any dog, your dog should be put away when you have children visiting for both the safety of your pet and other children. Children love to run and as I mentioned earlier, whippets love to chase. Every responsible dog owner will tell you that your dog, no matter what the breed, should never be left alone with a child.