Hunters just love having a hunting dog by their side while in search of game - the common belief of the people in regards to this breed of dog is they rely on their excellent sense of smell for tracking down animals. That is true for many, but not for the Whippet; a pooch of slender yet muscular and well-balanced build. This pooch is used for hunting as well, but uses its outstanding vision to see the game from far away and then go after it silently. Canine using their eyes for hunting belong to the group of sight hounds. Like the others under this category, it's very good at the hunting game - with its athletic structure comes impressive agility, chasing the critters you want shot and turned into a trophy will be a piece of cake.
Running fast isn't the first thing that it'll do though, it would rather use the element of surprise to its advantage. Being lightweight and physically allows it to creep up silently on an unsuspecting animal without alarming it, where it can move in for the kill (if the prey is small), or wait for you to pop a hole into it. The method that it uses will entirely depend on how you train it. These may be very desirable attributes for any hunter, but not everybody can be a hunter or is into hunting. So for those out there who aren't interested in taking up such a profession, you can always opt to keep the Whippet breed as a race dog.
They are surprisingly fast and agile; you don't have to take my word for it, just check out the breeds entering these kind of races. You'll probably see at least one in every race. The natural instinct to run flows through their veins, it's as if they were designed for it. But not everybody is interested in entering their pets in this kind of sport either, nor do they possess the necessary skills.
It's very playful and would make a great jogging companion or even a camping mate. Being outdoors is good for it, but it'll do fine if ever you decide to keep it indoors, as long as you take it out for play and exercise. Training a Whippet could be difficult because they don't learn as fast as the others do and have an attention span of about 10 minutes. To deal with that, the training routines have to be kept short with an atmosphere that's fun and exciting; which helps it digest the commands and tricks you've taught it better.
Dog grooming won't be much of a problem - the fur of this breed is short, requiring minimal brushing and bathing only when needed (which can be quite often if your yard is dirty). A very well-rounded pooch indeed, which makes adapting to different lifestyles easy.