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14 Quick Facts About Whippets

#6 Whippets love to run and are incredible sprinters

On the other hand, after brief periods of activity, they're ready to kick back. If you get a whippet, be prepared to share some space on the couch. 

#7 Whippets have very little body fat

So they need an extra layer or two when winter rolls around. Luckily, they look pretty cute in sweaters and coats.

#8 THEY’RE EXTREMELY POPULAR

According to the American Kennel Club, it’s the 55th most owned dog in the country. 

#9 Whippets are incredibly quiet, friendly dogs

Most love strangers, and some Wippets don't ever bark. 

#10 THEY’RE TOO CUTE FOR HORROR MOVIES

The Whippet was shot in Alien 3. Watching a Whippet run down a corridor in costume was not quite as horrifying as the director hoped, so the idea was scrapped.