Don’t let the Whippet’s racing background fool you. Although they do have bursts of energy, this breed, like the Greyhound, is often very relaxed and enjoys resting for most of the day. “Coach potato” would be a very appropriate term, especially since they love to jump up on furniture. Apartment dwellers, take note: These dogs do well in small spaces as long as they are exercised properly (on-leash only), and they rarely bark. They do prefer to be with their people over being left alone and will excel at dog sports that allow them to run, like lure coursing.
Did You Know?
The Whippet was originally bred to pursue and capture small game.
Whippets are a quiet and intelligent breed, and do not bark unnecessarily.
Whippets appear to have been first brought to America by English mill operatives of Massachusetts.
The Whippet is extremely fast, capable of reaching speeds up to 35 mph.
Never snappy or "barky," the Whippet is an excellent watchdog.
Whippet racing has become extremely popular over the years and very refined; there is an elaborate handicapping system and racetracks.
colors & Markings
Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.
|Description||Desc.||Standard Colors||Std. Colors||Registration Code||Reg. Code|
|White & Black||202|
|White & Blue||288|
|White & Blue Brindle||333|
|White & Blue Fawn||334|
|White & Fawn||207|
|White & Fawn Brindle||536|
|White & Red||214|
|White & Red Brindle||336|
|Description||Desc.||Standard Markings||Std. Markings||Registration Code||Reg. Code|
|White Markings, Black Mask||114|
|White Markings, Blue Mask||113|