The Whippet dog was a hunter’s good friend, quickly chasing after rabbits. Nowadays, the dog breed competes in agility, flyball, obedience, rally, and it is a caring therapy dog.


Whippet, a hound dog breed, was created in mid-nineteenth-century England to chase bunnies for sport in the area. This dog breed was created from miniature English greyhounds and terriers; Italian greyhounds afterward were bred in to provide the whippet a smooth look.

Physical Appearance

Just like a greyhound, the whippet is made for speed. The legs are slender and long, deep chest, making the dog a powerful one.


19 to 22 inches (male)

18 to 21 inches (female)


25 to 40 lbs.


12 to 15 years


  • Loving
  • Energetic
  • Friendly
  • Calm
  • Gentle
  • Smart

Susceptible Diseases

  • Anesthesia Sensitivity
  • Hearing problems
  • Eye Disorders

Care and Grooming

Whippets usually do not shed a lot, and they don’t require a lot of grooming. Just careful brushing every week will be enough. You may like to do this more frequently as Whippets like to be brushed, particularly with a grooming glove.