An independent "what's in it for me?" attitude toward training. CHECK.Strong instincts to chase other living creatures that run CHECK.They do insist on the luxury of being up on the furniture CHECK. Whippets love running games and require short bursts of vigorous exercise each day. CHECK.The Whippet is sweet-natured and docile, yet playful and athletic.CHECK."amiable, friendly, gentle, but capable of great intensity during sporting pursuits." CHECK.