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What is the whippet's temperament?
Whippets have a sweet and loving temperament but can be stubborn and willful at times.
Whippets have a double personality.
The couch potato that became a permanent decoration to your sofa, will
suddenly turn into a determined and courageous hound when hunting or
Are whippets good with cats?
Some whippets get along with cats and some don't. Read more here about mixing cats and sighthounds.
Are whippets good with children?
Whippets seem to naturally like children. They tend to be gentle and loving.
You can read more about whippets and kids clicking here.
Are whippet destructive?
When bored, most dogs will get destructive. Click here to find out how to prevent redecorating.
Should I breed my whippet dog?
I learned at my expenses that dog reproduction is better left to the those who have proper facilities to breed dogs and whelp puppies.
Dog breeding involves a lot of work, expenses and responsabilities. Read about our adventures with the hurdles of canine reproduction by clicking here.
Are whippets good apartment dogs?
If you can provide enough exercise, whippets will happily adapt to apartment living. Thanks to their short coats, they are low maintenance dogs and shed very little.
Are whippets easy to train?
Probably a whippet is not the best candidate for the world obedience title but they are very eager to please and with patience and gentle methods you can teach them almost anything.
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Whippet Crate Training
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Whippets and Cats
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Whippet Training FAQ
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Whippet FAQ: I Need a "Meet the Breed" Sheet
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Is a Whippet the Right Dog for Me?
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Living Arrangements, Dog Doors and Whippets
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Whippet Puppies FAQ
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Whippets and Canine Nutrition
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Dog Car Sickness
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Whippet Collars Not rated yet
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Whippet Reproduction Not rated yet
What age is too old or unhealthy to breed a female whippet? Is it healthier for whippets to be left alone or to be spayed? ANSWER: I am not a dog …
Whippet Size Not rated yet
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Hiking with Whippet Dogs Not rated yet
I'm considering getting a whippet, but I need a breed which will be happy to join me on the occasional long walk. Are whippets generally able to walk …
Whippet Boy or Girl? Not rated yet
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