About this group
Smaller versions of the slender Greyhound, the Whippet is a gentle, intelligent and quiet animal that makes a wonderful and dignified house dog. Content to curl up and rest for most of the day, these medium-sized dogs are perfect companions for some warm sofa cuddling while the snow falls outside. But don’t be fooled by their love of slumber – the Whippet loves and needs regular exercise and can really motor. Reaching speeds of up to 35 mph, they cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time, so a back yard
is not enough.
Whippets were bred from Greyhounds that were deemed too small to hunt and subsequently given to peasants (this was a while ago, obviously). The poor things were maimed too, so that the peasants couldn’t use them to hunt and break the strict, Aristocracy-friendly Forest Laws. These maimed hounds were bred together, however, and the Whippet was born: a docile, speedy and sensitive animal perfect for chasing rabbits, hares and rats.
Why buy pet insurance for your Whippet?
Bred for working, hunting, coursing and racing, Whippets are well designed and generally healthy dogs, although their low body fat means that they need proper nutrition and exercise. Together with regular veterinary care, this means that your Whippet should live to be at least 12 to 13 years old. Pet insurance can help with the costs of vet treatment should your Whippet be affected by injury or illness.
Why join the Whippet Pet Insurance group?
By joining this group you use the buying power you share with other Whippet owners to get a better deal on insurance. Currently, there is a 20% discount offer available with MORE TH>N, so please join the group to find out more.