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Whippet

For my weight, I am the fastest domesticated animal, being capable of running up to 35 miles an hour.

There are several theories about my heritage, but the one that I have heard most often is that my breed was originated in the 1800ís by crossing small English Greyhounds with various terriers. Later, Italian Greyhound crosses were introduced to perfect the breed type.

I am best known for racing, of course, but I am also a superior ratter. My coat requires very little care to keep it nice and healthy, but my body requires a lot of exercise to keep it healthy and fit.

My personality is basically very good, as far as being able to get along with people and other dogs, but my racing heritage does tend to make some of us a little high-strung.

I am better suited to living where I have room to run than I am to being confined to a small apartment.

When fully grown, I am between 18 and 22 inches tall (45.7 to 55.9 centimeters) and I weigh about 28 pounds (12.6 kilograms).


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