15+ Amazing Facts About Whippets You Might Not Know

Graceful, thin-legged, at the same time strong and hardy – the appearance of this dog leaves no doubt about its belonging to the family of greyhounds. Whippets are capable of speeds up to 60 km / h. In the past a hunter, now the Whippet mostly plays the role of a companion dog, which, with its character, makes it an excellent family dog.

#1 Whippets are the fastest domesticated animals of their weight. They can get up to breakneck speeds of 35 mph, thanks in part to their unique running style.

#2 “Whip it,” is an old English phrase, meaning to go swiftly, specifically referring to riders whipping their horses to move more quickly.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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