Original Name : Whippet
Type : Graioid
Male size : 18½-20 inches
Female size : 17½-18½ inches
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : United Kingdom
Whippets are happy just about anywhere. The racetrack gets their heart beating, they put their best foot forward in the show rings, and they love living in the home. All told, these gentle, affectionate, even-tempered dogs are ideal companions and great athletes.
Long, lean skull, flat on top, tapering toward the muzzle, but broader between the eyes, slight stop.
Broad, very muscular, firm, rather long back, loins giving the impression of strength and power, very deep chest with plenty of room for the heart.
Any color or combination.
Small, fine texture, rose ears.
Long, tapering, in action carried in a delicate curve but not above the topline.
Fine, short, close.
Whippets marry muscle and strength to elegance and grace in the quest for speed. Built for work, all exaggeration must be avoided to safeguard their aptitudes. Now the most popular of the sighthounds, Whippets were known as small Greyhounds for a while. Their origins are not well known, although there’s no denying undersized sighthounds have existed in Britain for centuries.
The word whippet is now obsolete in everyday English, but one time it meant “to move briskly”. The name was chosen when the breed was officially recognized at the end of the 19th century. The Whippet Club was founded in 1899.