Family: sighthound, Southern (sighthound)
Area of origin: England
Original function: racing, rabbit coursing
Average size of male: Ht: 19-22, Wt: 20-40
Average size of female: Ht: 18-21, Wt: 20-40
Other names: none
Whippet Dog Temperament
Perhaps the most demonstrative and obedient of the true sighthounds, the Whippet makes an ideal pet for people who want a quiet house dog and absolutely devoted companion. The Whippet is extremely gentle with children and can make an excellent companion for them. He is calm indoors but loves to run and play outdoors. The whippet is extremely sensitive (both physically and mentally) and cannot take rough treatment or harsh corrections.