Most of us can’t resist puppies. Puppies are cute and pull out almost parental feelings from us. For me every young pup is adorable but there’s something quite special about Whippet puppies in particular.
As it turns out there are many benefits to raising a dog from puppy hood. In this post though I’m going to share my perspective on the benefits of raising Whippet puppies and why I think they’re so darned fabulous!
So you can see in advance where I’ll be going with this, I’ll be discussing the following topics:
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Whippet Puppies Will Teach You About Friendship
There something very unique about the type of friendship you have with a dog. It’s unlike the relationship you can have with any other animal in my opinion.
It is entirely possible to spend every waking (and sleeping) moment with a dog. A dog can go practically anywhere with you from car journeys to restaurants. Since how we work has changed post-Covid many employers have made it possible to take a dog into the workplace, if it’s a safe place to do so.
If your dog is like mine, it’ll also spend the night in your bedroom. In the case of my Whippet, she sleeps IN my bed… Whippets are famous bed-warmers!
As you can spend so much time with a dog, you can form a profound friendship that’s driven by unconditional love.
For children (and adults actually), Whippet puppies (or any puppy actually) can teach you life lessons about what friends should be and how they should behave to one another.
Furthermore, a Whippet puppy will eventually lead you into situations where friendship with other people is possible. This may only ever be a passing acquaintance with a fellow dog walker or it may mean you end up becoming firm friends with people you meet through training classes.
Whippet Puppies Will Teach You (and Your Family) About Responsibility
Being a dog owner naturally involves a high degree of responsibility. Domesticated pets rely on us to watch out for them, fed them, keep them clean and ensure they have sufficient exercise.
Caring for a Whippet puppy involves being responsible to ensure you’re looking after it in the right way. Sure, it’s a commitment… taking a puppy for a walk during a rainstorm in winter isn’t most people’s idea of fun. However it’s something that has to be done… and it requires you to step up and take responsibility.
Such commitment provides a great lesson about responsibility for children. Dogs are lovely and loving and entertaining to play with, but this comes at a price. That price is stepping up and being responsible for the aspects of dog ownership that aren’t all about fun.
Of course Whippet puppies come with different responsibilities than older dogs… and some of them of course might be a little mucky!
Are Whippets Good Family Dogs?
They’ll Make You Happy!
Whippet puppies are bonkers! They’re super cute but they’re nuts!
You can start out having a bit of casual fun with them, and that can rapidly evolve into a hilarious zoomies session! Indeed it’s the plain daftness of Whippet puppies that perhaps underlines why they’re so funny.
All puppies help you to feel happy but for me a Whippet puppy is just the best!
Find out what you need to know before buying a Whippet puppy
Whippet Puppies Can Help to Reduce Allergies
Although many people who suffer from allergies to dogs won’t be miraculously cured by a Whippet puppy, those who don’t may well be less likely to develop allergies later on.
This is especially beneficial for children.
A Whippet Puppy May Reduce Stress Related Illness
When we’re feeling stressed, one of our bodies’ responses is to release the hormone cortisol.
Often this occurs alongside increased blood pressure, which can result in a wide range of serious health problems as time passes if left unchecked.
Scientific studies have shown that dogs help to lower our blood pressure and reduce our biochemical reaction to stress and the associated health issues it causes such as:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Gastrointestinal problems
So… Whippet puppies can actually help to protect the quality of your life as well as prolong your life expectancy!
A Whippet Puppy Will Grow and Will Provide a Degree of Protection
To be honest, Whippets are not the first dog breed you’d think of if your home needed protection. Whippet puppies are too cute and Whippet adults are, erm, too cute!
However, contrary to popular belief, Whippets bark. Although they’re thought of as a quiet breed that rarely barks, Whippets can be very protective of their homes. For example, my Whippet barks whenever anyone approaches our front door and becomes very vocal too when our windows get cleaned!
Any dog that barks to protect their territory will be a deterrent for anyone thinking they might like to spend time in your home while you’re not there.
Considering a puppy? Why not adopt a Whippet?
Summary – 6 Reasons Whippet Puppies Are the Best!
There are lots of reasons why you might consider opening up your home to a Whippet puppy. The Whippet temperament makes them great family pets even if they can be a little bonkers!
Perhaps the best reason to share your life with a Whippet though is they make the best of friends. Loyal, loving and surprisingly low-maintenance, becoming a Whippet puppy owner might be the best thing you ever do.
I know that’s how I feel!
Do you already own a whippet puppy? Or perhaps you’re thinking of becoming a whippet owner? Please tell me about your experiences or ask a question in the comment section ion below.
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