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The Whippet training information you will read here was developed by a panel of renowned dog training experts whose combined wisdom represents nearly 100 years of specialist experience training dogs.

Here are a few of our experts:

Ty Brown

Ty has been featured in National TV and Radio shows like Voice of America and has been

training dogs ever since he was 14 years old.

NBA players, NFL players, professional golfers, singers, wrestlers, governors, CEOs, billionaire entrepreneurs, and many other celebrities trust Ty because of his unique approach to training their pets.

He has trained dogs in 18 states in the U.S.A and four other countries worldwide and has spent several years working with high level executive protection dogs who make wonderful family pets, but potent guardians if called upon.

Val Heart

Val is an internationally recognized Expert Animal Communicator and Master

Healer who has authored 6 books on Animal Communication and has been featured in several TV and Radio shows such as the Wayne & Jayne Radio Show and Whole Life Radio with Carmen & John LaMarca.

Her uncanny insight into 'animal thought' comes from having intimately worked with over 6,200 animals during the past 30 years, which is why we trust her profound experience when she speaks.

Dr. Susan Lauten

Dr. Lauten has a Masters in Animal Nutrition and a Ph.D in Biomedical Sciences.

Recently a guest of

Dr. Marty Becker on "Top Vets Talk Pets" and interviewed by The Oregon Live, she has authored several peer-reviewed articles and veterinary nutrition reference book chapters.

With 5 years of experience teaching Veterinary Nutrition at a Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Dr. Lauten brings unequalled veterinary perspective into how your dog should be cared for both medically and nutritionally.

Sally Rushmore

Sally has a current practice which teaches nearly 200 young dog owners to train their dogs in obedience and

agility each year.

Having spent over 40 years training dogs, Sally has proven experience in helping dogs to love and obey their owners and bond deeply with them - while guiding owners to truly appreciate the wonderful gift of friendship this inevitably brings.

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Whippet: Origin, Personality, Training


Group: AKC Hound, KCGB Hound

Also Known As: Snap-dog “Poor man’s race horse”


About Whippet

Country of Origin, History of the breed

Origin and History of the Breed

Whippets were created in England in the 19th century, from the descendants of hounds brought at the time of the Roman invasions, about 55 B.C.

It was developed for track racing, and catching rabbits - at which it really excels. Its name comes from the expression ‘whip it’ which means to move quickly as if being whipped. It can reach speeds of up to 37 miles per hour in seconds.

"The poor man's race horse," was taken to the United Stated by the English mill operators who enjoyed betting on it. Massachusetts, home to many mills, was also the center of Whippet racing in the US. Later the sport moved south to Maryland, particularly Baltimore.

Whippets are well-suited for hunting, sighting, lure coursing, racing, and agility.

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A General Appearance of the Dog

Whippet is a very slim, lithe, coursing hound that is quite strong and muscular for its small size. The Whippet has a triangular-shaped head with medium ears that can stand erect when listening, and then fold compactly beside the head in what is known as a “rose” shape at other times. Large, round eyes are part of their overall expression and the breed is known to squint their eyes when communicating with their owner.

Whippets are can be slow and statuesque at one moment, and quick and agile the next. Whippet might be considered a small pet if not for their pronounced muscle mass with regards to their small light frame.

Coat Color

The Whippet has quite a variety of coat colors and designs. Their coats can be solid, brindled or tigered. Solid backgrounds of white, slate, sable, fawn and black can also have spots of another solid color.

Coat Type

The coat of Whippet is short, compact and smooth but not particularly dense which makes the use of coats or sweaters necessary in all but the warmest temperatures. Some Whippets like to wear a sweater in the house as well.


Males 19 - 22”
Females 18 - 21”


Males 30 - 45Lbs
Females 25 - 35Lbs.

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Temperament of the Dog

Whippets are generally quiet and gentle dogs in the house, content to spend much of the day sleeping on the couch. They are not generally aggressive with other animals but because of their prey drive, cannot be trusted with small pets such as hamsters, rabbits, etc. especially outdoors. Cats in particular give Whippet cause for confusion and while they may be fine with the family cat indoors, will probably chase it outside as if it were prey. It is not recommended to mix the two.

A Whippet can be aloof to strangers initially but warm up soon to most people. They may or may not bark when strangers arrive, and are not suited to being guard dogs due to their trusting and unsuspicious nature. Highly intelligent, affectionate and dignified, the Whippet is an easy breed for most people since they are lightweight and very adaptable to change in environment.

The Whippet trains easily but gets bored quickly, so needs variety. Various games and periods of running alternated with obedience or agility training help. They are very sensitive to a harsh voice and cannot stand to be threatened or hit. They may never be perfect in obedience as they are very independent.

Outside, particularly when they are racing or lure coursing, they demonstrate their superb athletic skills and will pursue their "quarry" (even when it is an artificial lure) with the heart of a lion. To see these dogs in full stride is breathtaking!

Better suited to an indoor or outdoor lifestyle?

A balanced combination of both indoor and outdoor life is what Whippet is most happy with. Because of their size, they make great apartment pets as their needs indoors are few and they are very quiet indoors. But exercise and opportunity to run in a safe and free environment is also necessary for the breeds’ health. A fenced yard will serve as a safe space for the breed to exercise if you have one but be sure to walk your Whippet on lead to socialize him and to enforce restraint training.

Are they suited to homes with kids?

The Whippet is especially good for families with children. Their size makes them a fine playmate for even smaller children and their easy care leaves no room for excuses when it comes to bathing or brushing!

Children find this breed particularly appealing because of the Whippet’s affectionate personality and endearing need to cuddle for warmth.

They are not prone to snapping, so they are good even with young children.

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Activity Level

How Active is the Breed?

The Whippet is one of the fastest domesticated animals known and can reach speeds of 35 miles per hour when coursing or chasing prey. Once this degree of activity has been satisfied, they become docile and sedate pets in the home. This lifestyle, with bursts of exercise followed by rest, needs to be repeated on a regular basis to keep a Whippet happy and healthy. This breed thrives on the two extremes.

How Much Exercise Does the Dog Need at every stage of its Life?

Since Whippets are sight hounds, they never seem to lose the need to chase and therefore are an active breed their entire lives. Puppies must be on lead early to acquaint them with restraint and to ensure their safety. Puppies also enjoy stuffed toys for play and will toss and shake them about for exercise. Older dogs will need frequent walks on lead or playtimes in enclosed spaces to keep them satisfied. Whippets make great pets for serious walkers but may have difficulty keeping up with a jogger for more than a short time.



The Whippet’s smooth, fine, short-haired coat is easy to groom. A regular rub all over with a damp chamois will keep the coat gleaming. Brush with a firm bristle brush, and bathe only when necessary. The coat of the Whippet is virtually free of "doggie odor." This breed is an average shedder.


Health and Care

Genetic Problems

The breed is prone to stomach upset and skin problems. Bloat and Torsion are two situations that the Whippet is prone to but can be avoided by offering small meals twice a day and limiting activity immediately after feeding. This breed is sensitive to the cold. Wearing a coat is required outside in the winter in climates that deem it necessary. A sweater indoors is sometimes needed unless dense bedding is offered for this pet to snuggle in.

Breeding the Dog and any Cautions

A Whippet is fairly easy to breed and exhibits few difficulties in whelping. Speak with your pet’s breeder to ensure a proper mate for your pet is selected to ensure a healthy litter.

Litter Size: Whippet litters can range from 3-8 puppies, 4-5 being the average.

Life Span: 12-15 years

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