Greyhounds and Whippets. One of the fastest dogs in the world, that look very similar. Not only that they look similar, their personalities are also alike. It makes a lot of sense, since both are descendats of the same dog - English Greyhound. They share their characteristics with some other sighthounds like Borzoi or Afghan Hound. So what is the difference?
The biggest difference in their appearance is their size. But its quite big difference. If you will see Greyhound and Whippet standing next to each other, the Greyhound will be always the bigger one. Adult Greyhound weighs around 30 kgs, but Whippet only something around 10 kgs. Male Whippet will measure 55 cm and Greyhound are almost always higher than 70 cms.
If we will talk about personality, there is one bigger difference, which is, how active they are. Both dogs are couch potatoes, but Whippets are more active than Greyhounds. Greyhound will typically go for a walk and than spend the rest of the day just sleeping and resting. Whippets likes to play more, they like longer walks and they are just more active overall.
If you want to learn more about these two breeds, watch this video: