About the Whippet

Whippets are happy just about anywhere. The racetrack gets their heart beating and they love living amongst people in the home. These gentle, affectionate, even-tempered dogs are ideal companions and great athletes.

Now the most popular of the sighthounds, Whippets were known as small Greyhounds for a while. Despite their delicate appearance, Whippets are strong, robust dogs with a lot of energy.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

United Kingdom
FCI Group 10, AKC Hound Group
Avg life expectancy
12–15 translations.feature.breeds.years

Adaptable / Lively / Gentle / Loving / Even-tempered


  • Gentle with children
  • Great companion
  • Requires moderate grooming