Whippet Dog Breed Information
The large eyes have a keen, intelligent, alert expression. The long, tapering tail reaches to the hipbone, when drawn through the hind legs. Not a particularly demonstrative breed, still he is gentle, obedient, and of good size for riding in a car or taking on a trip.
The working breeds consist of three classes: guard, herding, and draft or sled. These are the dogs that stand beside man to lighten his burden, protect his possessions, and herd his livestock. The German Shepherds, Dober- man Pinschers, and Rottweilers make excellent guard dogs. Collies, Great Pyrenees, Pul is, Shetland Sheepdogs, and Welsh Cor-gis long have attended the flocks and herds.
Alaskan Malamutes, Samoyeds, and Siberian Huskies are the sled dogs of the frozen North. For the city dweller, the larger breeds are not suitable.