Whippet Dog Breed

Thinking of getting a Whippet Dog and want to know if a Whippet is suitable for your household?

Use the Whippet information on this website to learn more about adaptability, health issues, life span of Whippet and more.

Whippet Facts

  • Name: Whippet
  • Other Names: English Whippet, Snap Dog
  • Origin: United Kingdom
  • Breed Group: Hound (AKC:1888)
  • Breed Type: Purebred


Whippet Dog Facts

Whippet Information

A greyhound in miniature, the whippet is among the sleekest of dogs, with a curvaceous, streamlined silhouette, long legs and a lean physique. It is the ultimate sprinter, unsurpassed by any other breed in its ability to accelerate to top speed and to twist and turn with unequaled agility. The whippet is a lightweight version of the greyhound, with an especially supple top-line and powerful hindquarters enabling it to execute the double-suspension gallop at its most extreme. It is square or slightly longer than tall. The gait is low and free-moving. The expression is keen and alert.

Perhaps the most demonstrative and obedient of the true sighthounds, the whippet makes an ideal pet for people who want a quiet house dog and absolutely devoted companion. The whippet is extremely gentle with children and can make an excellent companion for them. It is calm indoors but loves to run and play outdoors. It is extremely sensitive (both physically and mentally) and cannot take rough treatment or harsh corrections.

What to do if you lose your Whippet

If your Whippet Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. List your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Report the lost pet on the Local Lost Pets Facebook Groups Here.

3. Phone the nearby vets to see if someone has handed in your missing pet.

4. Contact the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Pounds.

What to do if you find a lost Whippet

If you find a Whippet Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Report the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Register the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.

3. Contact the Local Authority to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the animal to the local Animal Shelter assigned to your suburb.

5. Take the pet to the local Vet Clinic who can scan the animal’s microchip and call the registered owner of the pet.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets

1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must contact your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.