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These active and playful dogs are physically similar to the Greyhound and are among the fastest of all breeds. Generally quiet and gentle, Whippets are often used in aged care facilities due to their friendly temperament. Their short coats are great for easy grooming but also mean they cannot withstand prolonged periods in cold weather and are not suited to living outside in a kennel, so make sure they have a good quality coat and a cosy bed for those wintry spells. Their highly athletic ability means they require plenty of exercise and makes them a popular breed for racing and showing. Celebrity owner: Alex James.