Whippet
Whippet
Size
Medium
Height
Males – 19 to 23 inches at the withers, Females – 18 to 21 inches at the withers
Weight
20 to 40 pounds
Coat
Short/Smooth
Color
Any
Energy
Medium
Activities
Agility, Conformation, Lure Coursing, Racing

An elegant sighthound capable of speeds up to 35 mph, the Whippet developed in England, where he was used for racing and rabbit hunting. Amiable, friendly and gentle, Whippets make excellent indoor companions. Despite their intensity during sporting pursuits, they are quiet and dignified at home. These natural athletes do best with regular exercise.

Did you know?

A Whippet called Ashley Whippet was the first flying disc dog. In 1974, the dog and his 19-year-old owner, Alex Stein, dashed onto the Dodger Stadium baseball field and began performing flying disc tosses for fans and a television audience, inciting a national flying disc craze.

Training Whippets

Whether it's basic obedience, flying disc or running, it's easy to unlock your dog's hidden potential with our free Purina Pro Plan P5 training app, available for IOS and Android.