Whippet Puppies

Whippet Puppies

The Whippet is also known as the Snap or the English Whippet dog. This is a medium sized dog breed originating in England. They descended from the greyhounds and they closely resemble a small sized greyhound. The best thing about this dog breed is that it is prone to very few health issues. People consider them as family dogs though they are also still used in sports such as agility, fly-ball and lure coursing. The San Diego Whippet puppies were initially greyhounds but were deemed unsuitable hunters because of their size.

Description

The Whippet puppy San Diego is a medium sized sight-hound that closely resembles the Greyhound. It has a long skull with a fairly wide space between the ears. It has a long muzzle which has almost no stop and it tapers towards the black, dark blue or dark brown nose. The teeth make a level bite. The ears are erect and held back. The eyes are oval shaped and dark in color. The fore legs are straight and have thick feet that are catlike. The tail is long and tapers to some point. The tail is normally held low with an upward curve near the tip. Dewclaws may be removed.

The coat of the San Diego Whippet puppies is short and smooth and comes in a range of colors. The main colors are brindle, red, black, tiger white, slate blue and fawn. The coat may be solid colored or have mixed colors.

Temperament

Whippet puppies San Diego are very intelligent, affectionate, sweet, docile and lively. They are calm when indoors. It is important never to train the dog roughly since it is very sensitive both mentally and physically. Its intelligence calls for progressive training that involves different techniques else it will get bored. To achieve the best results in training, you must train the puppy from an early age and involve both running and games.

The San Diego Whippet puppies are great with kids so long as there is no rough play. The dog is generally clean and has no dog odor. It is easy to care for and makes a great travel companion. They also make great watchdogs though they may be reserved with strangers. They will kill cats and other small animals when given a chance but they are great with other dogs. When socialized sufficiently with other house pets, the dog will coexist with them without any problem. The sweet personality of this breed is what makes it a perfect companion dog. You should, however, present yourself as a strong pack leader.

Health

The Whippet puppy San Diego is mainly prone to skin problems and stomach upset.

Care

The Whippet puppies San Diego will do best with a yard to run free. They will also need brisk daily walks but on a leash. The smooth and fine coat needs regular rubbing with a damp chamois to give it a gleam. Brush regularly and only bathe when absolutely necessary. The dog is an average shedder.

Average size

Height: 18 to 22 inches

Weight: 25 to 45 pounds

Life expectancy

12 to 15 years

Typical use

Family dog

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