The ‘Poor Man’s Racehorse,’ the sleek, endearing Whippet, is incredibly swift. He is a kind, respectable, and kind man, but give him something to pursue, and he becomes all business. The Whippet breed is known for its sleek grace. The Whippet resembles a Greyhound but is smaller, measuring between 18 and 22 inches at the shoulder. The Whippet has the typical sighthound “inverted S” lines. A vision of an athletic, quick-footed person is created by the deep chest and trim waist, a narrow head supported by a long, arched neck, and slim but strong legs. Whippets prefer stretching out and unwinding for extended periods of time in between bursts of furious pursuit, relishing the role of a devoted and adored companion.
As long as they have the required exercise, whippets do well in cozy apartments as well as a fenced-in yards. Whippets rarely bark, which is a benefit for city dwellers. Despite having an elegant appearance, the Whippet is a sturdy, low-maintenance breed of dog.