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The sleek and stylish Whippet, fondly referred to as the 'Poor Man’s Racehorse', is admired for its distinctive streamlined physique and swift agility. Descended from Greyhounds, Whippets are adaptable medium-sized dogs that make ideal companions for various lifestyles. The Whippet's short, smooth coat comes in a wide range of colors and patterns, including solid black, white, red, fawn, blue, cream, and brindle. They have a lean muscular build engineered for speed, reflective of their historical use in racing and coursing games. Whippets are gentle yet lively, coupling a calm demeanor with a playful streak when adequately exercised. Their high intelligence and keenness to learn make them easy to train. Whippets are best suited to a balanced lifestyle, needing moderate daily exercise, along with ample time to rest and relax.
Read our Whippet Buying Advice page for information on this dog breed.