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Whippig Breed Information


Recognized By: DBR , IDCR

Caring for a Whippig

Feeding: The Whippig should be fed two meals daily.

Living with a Whippig

Personality: The Whippig is a sweet and cuddly dog who is not clingy.

Temperament: The Whippig is a sweet and confident dog.

Family Dog: The Whippig makes a great family dog for families with older children.

Grooming: The coat of the Whippig requires little grooming.

Training: The Whippig needs soft touch using positive-reinforcement methods when training.

Behavior: The Whippig is very active outside but typically quiet and seeks warmth and comfort when indoors.

Weather: The Whippig needs to wear a coat when going out in the winter and must live indoors.

Exercise: The Whippig needs a good run at least twice daily in secure fenced in yard.

Physical Ability: The Whippig loves to run and they can run fast.

Whippig Appearance

Appearance: The Wippig can resemble a small Whippet.

Size: The Whippig can weigh around 30 pounds when fully grown and stand between 15 to 18 inches tall.

Head: The head of the Whippig is long and narrow.

Ears: The ears of the Whippig closely resemble those of the Whippet.

Body: The body of the Whippig resembles that of the Whippet. They have sturdy bones and a muscular frame.

Hindquarters: The Whippig has very muscular hindquarters.

Feet: The feet of the Whippig are cat-like.

Tail: The tail of the Whippig is long.

Color: The coat of the Whippig can be Brindle & White.

Coat: The coat of the Whippig is short and sleek.

Whippig Facts

Life Expectancy: The average life expectancy of the Whippig is 12 to 15 years.

Whippig Health

Skin Health: The Whippig has excellent skin health but they have thin skin.

* The most accurate way to determine characteristics of a mixed breed is by researching the parent breeds.
** Not all dogs being represented by this name consist of the exact percentages listed above.
*** It is important to do research on your dog's history before choosing a dog. We are dedicated to providing the most accurate information possible about each breed.

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