Whippet Breed Maintenance
These dogs are thin and will need a sweater to keep them warm while out in the winter time. These dogs love to hunt and will set chase to anything that moves. Therefore, a yard with a high fence, about 5 to 6 feet, will be necessary. Besides some time to run around outside, Whippets will need several walks every day, lasting 20 to 30 minutes each. These dogs should not have too much strain on their joints, and therefore should not be over exercised. They are also very intelligent, and house training should be a breeze. The Whippet loves to please and should be treated nicely; do not yell or be harsh with them, otherwise, they will not be motivated to cooperate with you. Besides basic obedience, these dogs are very skilled at luring, agility, flyball and other dog sports. 1 to 1½ cups of dog food each day, divided into two meals, should be a good amount for them. Keep your dog’s coat soft and shiny by using a hound glove or rubber curry brush to groom them weekly. They should not need to have baths very often. These dogs have thin coats, and can easily get scrapes and scratches. Check them over often to make sure that they do not have any serious injuries. Trim the nails once or twice each month, and every week the teeth should get brushed two or three times.