you have a safe yard, someone home for all or most of the day and
you would like to share your life with a very affectionate and
loving dog...a whippet is an excellent choice.
Here are the benefits of owning a whippet...
You will never be alone
Whippets love their family - and special person. They will follow
you, stay with you and be a very charming, gentle companion. If
you don't feel well, you will have a warm and comforting snuggler
nearby...usually under the covers.
Whippets are an "easy-care" pet
As dogs go, whippets are quite clean. They don't usually like to
get dirty - or wet. They are free from the usual "doggy" odor
and they don't shed very much. Grooming is as simple as a quick
rub down with a rubber mit or damp cloth. If they don't wear down
their nails naturally, you will have to plan on clipping them regularly.
Whippets are quiet
Whippets are not "barkers." This isn't to say that some
whippets aren't protective of their homes - but they just won't bark
and carrry on when someone comes to the door. In general, though,
whippets are not considered to be good "watch dogs."
Whippets are fun to walk
If you like to walk, a whippet is an ideal companion. They love going
for "walkies" and will gently remind you when it's time
to go. If you like attention, you will really enjoy walking your
whippet. People have literally stopped in the middle of the street
to ask me what type of dog I have or to simply say that my dogs
are beautiful. Whippets are great "ice breakers." Children
and adults are drawn to them - and fortunately, most whippets love
to be fussed over.