Originating in England, the Whippet is a sighthound originally bred for their remarkable speed and agility. Their slender, elegant appearance, with a streamlined body and fine coat, reflects their exceptional athleticism.
Over time, Whippets have transitioned from their hunting roots to become beloved family pets. They are known for their gentle and affectionate temperament, making them excellent companions. Despite their racing heritage, Whippets are often described as “couch potatoes” indoors, enjoying a comfortable and relaxed lifestyle. However, they have bursts of energy and thrive during outdoor activities, such as agility courses and sprints. Their adaptability to different living environments, including urban settings, makes them a versatile choice for Australian families seeking a loyal and graceful pet.
Whippets have a strong prey drive that can sometimes lead them to chase small animals, so it's important to ensure they are in a secure and controlled environment. Additionally, their thin skin can make them more susceptible to injuries, so supervision during exercise is crucial. Whippets can also be sensitive to extreme weather conditions due to their lean build, so it’s important to provide appropriate protection in very hot or cold climates.
There are many factors that can influence the cost of pet insurance for your Whippet, including the following:
This is the most basic type of pet insurance, covering costs for accidental injuries such as car accidents, poisoning, burns, fractures, snake and spider bites, but not illnesses and other conditions.
This type of insurance provides cover for accidental injuries as well as illnesses like cancer, gastrointestinal problems and eye, ear and skin conditions, but not routine care for your pet.