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About Whippets


Smokey - An older WhippetSo you're thinking about a dog - perhaps someone has told you about whippets, or you've seen one and wonder what it would be like to own one of these beautiful, elegant, energetic dogs.

You've come to the right place!

Here you can learn more about the breed - both the standard, and the 'unspoken' characteristics that you may not be aware of. You'll also find out the advantages of living with whippets - and adopting through Whippet Rescue.

  • Is a Whippet the Dog for You?
    This page has a generic description of whippets along with other "real life" characteristics of the breed that can help you determine if the whippet is the right type of dog for your home and life-style.

  • Living With Whippets
    The advantages - and reality - of sharing your home and life with a whippet.

  • Whippet Rescue
    Often, the best way to find a whippet is through Whippet Rescue. Here you'll find answers to typical questions about rescued whippets. You'll also find an application, and learn how Whippet Rescue works.

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    We have prepared an Acrobat PDF file of the complete "About Whippets" section. You'll need the free Acrobat Reader to view and print this document.
    - About Whippets (380k PDF)

3 former rescue dogs snoozing...
Former Whippet Rescue Dogs


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