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Breeders often have adult whippets looking for homes for various reasons. Sometimes a show puppy doesn't live up to her potential; occasionally there's a dog who doesn't get along with another dog in the household. Sometimes a breeder just realizes she has more whippets than she needs! (They are addictive, after all.) If you want an adult whippet, check with rescue first. If there are no rescues available in your area, start checking with breeders.

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Whippets need a regular chance to run. A large fenced yard (say at least 100' long) is ideal. If you don't have that, you'll need to visit a neighborhood tennis court or other large fenced area three or more times a week. Whippets are usually calm in the house but most have spells of running and leaping about in play a few times a day. These 'tears' are rarely destructive; whippets are not given to bodyslamming the bookcase or clearing the coffeetable with a sweep of the tail. If your whippet is more active in the house than you like, he is probably not be getting enough exercise.

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 May 2008 19:32