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Breed: Whippet
Country of Origin: ? 19th century
AKC Group: Hound
Function: Racing
Life Span: 12-15 years
Appearance: Skinny
Color: Brindle, black, red, fawn, tigered white or slate blue, either solid-colored or mixed
Coat Type: Short
Grooming: The Whippet's smooth, fine, short-haired coat is easy to groom. A regular rub all over with a damp chamois will keep the coat gleaming. Brush with a firm bristle brush, and bathe only when necessary. The coat of the Whippet is virtually free of "doggie odor."
Height: 17-19 inches
Weight: 12-28 pounds
Activity Level: Medium
Watch Dog: Yes
Protection: No
Intelligence: High
Trainability: Medium-high
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: Only dogs
Good With Strangers: Reserved
Character: Sweet
Home Environment: Apartment ok
Best Owner: Lively
Potential Problems:  
Physical: Prone to stomach upset and skin problems.