How Much Exercise Does a Whippet Dog Need?
Considering to own a Whippet and want to know how much exercise does a Whippet Dog need?
According to a prominent dog association, Whippet Dogs score out of 5 in the scale of dog breeds that require daily exercise.
The Whippet kept as a pet should have regular opportunities to run free on open ground (in a safe area) as well as a brisk daily walk on a leash. It is a sighthound and will chase and kill small animals so a fenced yard is essential.
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They need a big backyard to run around in all day so that they can expend all that pent-up energy. However, there are other breeds that are on the opposite end of the spectrum. If you do not have enough time or energy to play with your pet for several hours a day, then there are certain breeds best for your way of living.
Here are a few dog breeds that prefer napping over running.
1. Chow Chow - They often tend to be relatively aloof, but their independent nature means it will not mind when you commit for work in the morning. They can get over 70 pounds in weight, but they make great snuggle partners.
2. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - Bred mainly as a lapdog and companion, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel excels at its original job. The breed is delicate, affectionate and would much prefer to be inside next to you than doing any sort of vigorous activity.
3. Basset Hound - They are really lazy canines that are delicate and tender towards their loved ones. Although they require small exercise, potential owners should be prepared for a lot of drool.
4. Shih Tzu - Shih Tzus often tend to not be especially keen on going outdoors. Many times, they will get plenty of exercise simply walking the apartment all day.
5. Boston Terrier - Their weight typically maxes out at 25 pounds, so even if you are confined to a studio apartment, this pooch will not mind. Boston Terriers are rather inactive. One walk a day is all you need to ensure these dogs get a good workout.
Perhaps the most demonstrative and obedient of the true sighthounds, the whippet makes an ideal pet for people who want a quiet house dog and absolutely devoted companion. The whippet is extremely gentle with children and can make an excellent companion for them. It is calm indoors but loves to run and play outdoors. It is extremely sensitive (both physically and mentally) and cannot take rough treatment or harsh corrections.
What to do if you lose your Whippet
If your Whippet Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:
1. Register your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. List the lost pet on the Local Lost Pets Facebook Groups Here.
3. Call the local vet clinics to see if anyone has handed in your missing pet.
4. Phone the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.
5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Shelters.
What to do if you find a lost Whippet
If you find a Whippet Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:
1. List the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. List the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.
3. Contact the Local Council to collect the lost animal.
4. Take the pet to the local Animal Shelter near to your suburb.
5. Take the animal to the local Vet Clinic who normally scan the animal’s microchip and call the registered owner of the pet.
Laws Regarding Missing Pets
1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.
2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.
3. You must call your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.
4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.
5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.