A lively breed, the Whippet is rather sensitive. Amiable, docile, yet high energy, the Whippet makes a wonderful child’s companion — providing the child knows how to handle a dog.
The Whippet has a short, tight, and smooth coat. The coat does not adapt well to colder climates so this breed needs a considerable amount of protection from cold weather.
Whippets do well in working and obedience.
Even though the Whippet loves to run and does exceptionally well in a sprinting sport, a small yard will do for this small yet active dog.