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A whippet is not a good choice if you have outside cats. Remember that this breed was developed to chase and kill small, furry running creatures. They may be best friends in the house, but once outside, your whippet's beloved Muffy becomes prey! Chasing is a deeply rooted whippet instinct, and you can't train it out.  Don't worry...the picture above is just a stuffed toy!

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Strangers

As a rule, whippets are friendly with strangers, often even if not introduced! Whippet owners even have a name for this never-meets-a-stranger personality trait. We call it "excessive greeting disorder" and warn people to be ready for a two minute whippet-intensive encounter when they arrive at the house. Whippets are rarely much good as watchdogs. As a rule, this is not a very vocal breed, and some hardly ever bark at all. (There are exceptions.) Whippets are too small to be useful for protection. If you need a watchdog, get a Doberman!



Last Updated on Saturday, 31 May 2008 19:32