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Considering a Whippet?

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A whippet needs company. He wants to be with his people all the time, but if that's not possible, another dog will do. A whippet left alone all day is liable to be very unhappy and may make his misery known by howling, barking, or trying to escape from the house or his crate. Consider adding another whippet to the household if yours seems lonely.

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Children

Whippets are not nearly as delicate as they appear and are usually excellent with gentle children . As long as a child is old enough to know how to treat him and is taught how to play with dogs, a whippet is a good choice for a child. A very young child should never be left alone with a dog of any breed and interaction between a child and a puppy must be closely supervised, for the protection of both. For some excellent information about kids and dogs, see Diamonds in the Ruff: Toddlers and Dogs. If you have older children, they'll enjoy the activity-intensive How to Love Your Dog.



Last Updated on Saturday, 31 May 2008 19:32