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Breed Group: Hound
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A lively breed, the Whippet is rather sensitive. Proper introductions should be done at an early stage. This breed has a wonderful disposition, but can be very shy if not properly socialized. Does not do well with small and passive animals, but is generally good with other dogs given they are gradually introduced. The Whippet is a fast runner, and should always be kept on a lead.
Very fun loving and energetic, this breed is prone to shyness. Does well in working sports, but is very gentle. Not recommended as a kennel pet, the Whippet is best suited as a household companion. They have many athletic traits, and are great sprinters.
Amiable, docile, yet high energy, the Whippet makes a wonderful child's companion providing the child knows how to handle a dog. Rather independent, this breed is also a quick learner but does require consistent training methods and variety as they bore quickly. The Whippet is a very sensitive breed and should never be roughly handled, as shyness is a factor.
Very easily groomed, Whippets must however be protected from the cold. His short, smooth and silky coat does not adapt well to colder climates. Averagely shedding, occasional brushing to limit shedding should suffice. Bathing every six months should be fine, as the short coat does not trap dirt well.
The Whippet has a short, tight, and smooth coat. Firm in texture, yet soft. Coat does not adapt well to colder climates so this breed needs a considerable amount of protection from cold weather. Coat should remain fairly weather resistant given the length, and texture.
The Whippet does best in a home with a gentle and warm handler. Being very intelligent, they are also independent which does require a bit of variety to keep them interested. Does well in working and obedience, the Whippet loves to run and would do exceptionally well in a sprinting sport.
A small yard will do for this small yet active dog. A daily walk should do. Should not be let off lead unless in a fenced in yard as they will chase and kill small and fast animals. Should regularly run in a yard if possible, but will do well with no yard if given opportunities to run, perhaps in a park.
20-40 lbs
Male: 19-22; Female: 18-21 inches
Beige, blue, roan, black, black and white, or white with streaked or yellow patches
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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How much do Whippet puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Whippet varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Whippet puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Whippets sold is $1,850.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Whippet with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $2,800 upwards to $10,000 or even more for a Whippet with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Whippets sold is $1,300.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,850.00
Average Price: $1,300.00
Top Quality: $2,800.00 to $10,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 810 Whippet puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Whippet puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Whippets true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Whippet Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 810 Whippet dogs.
  • 1. Lucy
  • 2. Max
  • 3. Boomer
  • 4. Abby
  • 5. Albus
  • 6. Aspen
  • 7. Blitz
  • 8. Bob
  • 9. Boy A
  • 10. Chloe
  • 11. Conner
  • 12. Daisy
  • 13. Emmie
  • 14. Grace
  • 15. Oliver
  • 16. Orion
  • 17. Sammy
  • 18. Spot
  • 19. Trevor
  • 20. Tucker

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Pipers Whippets and Dachshunds
Member Since: July 2009
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
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We are a small kennel in southern Ohio,with a lot to offer.We raise Akc.Champion Whippets and Dachshunds.Our dogs EXCEL in the show ring and even more so in 'real life'.We raise our dogs on grass and couches. No concrete for our guys. The pride we feel when winning best of breeds and group wins is only surpast by the pride we feel when watching these elegant, devoted companions turn into speed racers extraorinaires.The beauty a whippet brings to your life is only the tip of the iceburg. The healthy minds and bodies of this unusual breed makes you feel the need for more than one. Be prepared as they will win you over. Please contact us for available puppies and any information you need to know. We are happy to help you in your search for your new companion. The Starks.

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Anonymous asked:
I am looking for a submissive whippet who likes people and other dogs and likes to play. Can a puppy be chosen with those characteristics?



The Whippet breed is a naturally sensitive, loyal, sweet breed of dog. If you get your puppy from a responsible, reputable and knowledgeable breeder; then he/she will be able to pick out the perfect puppy for you behavioral wise. But it is up to you as the owner to socialize and train your puppy to be good with other people and dogs.


Thank you, I have quit a bit of experience training Whippets, but I've only bought one ( 5 month old) puppy. He was the only one left so I didn't get to see him interacting with his brothers and sisters. I had no alpha dog to put him in his place. He grew up big and loved to chase down and knock down my two smaller female whippets. After that experience I always got adult dogs. Finding a Whippet isn"t easy. If a breeder can pick out the right kind of Whippet for us that would be great. I would have more choices.

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Are whippets good with cats?

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If the pup is socialized to cats as it grows up, then the breed can do well with cats. Please remember that are interactions between any two or more animals should be supervised at all times. Especially when one or more is a young animal.

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If I let my Whippet run outside for 45 minutes and then walk her for one-half hour, is that enough exercise? She will also go out just to pee and poop whenever she needs to. I will be with her all day and night except if I have to go grocery shopping or to the doctor.



What most people don't realize is that when you put your dog outside, thinking that he/she will burn off their own energy, that normally doesn't happen. The dog is most likely to lay down, sit near the door until the owner reopens it. So unless you have a set up so that you know 100% your dog is going to run for 45 minutes, ie: electronic racing course (which should be supervised when in use) then you need to walk your dog more. Whippets need an average of an hour to an hour and a half of running exercise a day. So half an hour walk in the morning, half an hour walk in the evening and a 45 minute - 1 hour session at the dog park where your dog is running around playing and socializing would be just fine. If you are able to be with your dog all day long, then you should be able to give your dog the exercise he/she needs no problem.


I have always found it is easier to have two (or more) dogs that can play together. My 2-year-old Whippet and 11-month-old Greyhound puppy play all day long, inside and out, and will sleep all night. They reinforce their training, knowing the dogs that do something on first command will get a treat. the Greyhound puppy copied the Whippet's "sit!" on command - I did not even have to teach her any of the basics - she just watched the Whippet and did what he did.


get 2 or more dogs so they have someone to play with and he/she will be fine but if you have one I recommend getting one or two more.

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I have to leave the house for 10 hours a day for work. Will a whippet, by himself, destroy the place due to boredom or separation anxiety? I have always heard that you need to get Whippets in 2's.



Unless you plan on coming home on your breaks and at lunch to let your Whippet out to pee, then you are away too long to be humane to your dog. However, if you have someone coming to your home to allow your Whippet out to use the bathroom, then that is fine. Whippets need an average of an hour to an hour and a half of exercise a day. If those needs are met, then the dog should be fine at home as long as half the exercise is done in the morning to tire out the dog. But a friend for your whippet is always nice


I have had multiple Sighthounds for over 40 years. It is much easier to have 2 or more dogs who will keep each other company, and play together. Another tip is to leave the TV on when you are gone (my Wolfhound loves the QUBO cartoon station) to put the sound of human voices in the house and to mask the sounds from outside. I prefer a TV as many sighthounds will watch the motion on the screen.


My whippet has been doing fine the last 3 years he's been alive but the first time we let him roam around the house he chew corners of books, took shoes, etc. His name is bravo and he's 4 years old


Yes get two whippets but he/she wont destroy anything.


I had a whippet that I gave about 25 minutes of play twice a day. He was very healthy and happy. I think some folks overestimate how much exercise time their pets need. My whippet tired quickly with intense sprints during fetch. An hour of play with other walk time may be way longer than necessary, and may be even counter productive for his or her health if it's hot or very cold outside.

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Does a Whippet make a good apartment dog?



The Whippet is a racing breed and needs more room and exercise than an apartment home can give. If you like racing breeds, try the smaller, less energetic Italian Greyhound. Please note that Italian Greyhounds are sensitive to the cold. Do not get an Italian Greyhound if you live in a cold climate.


Whippets actually make good apartment dogs as they need only a good run or couple of walks a day. Make sure your Whippet is always on a leash when you go out for walks or for potty time, because they do like to chase. The rest of the time, Whippets are couch potatoes.


It depends on the size of the apartment and how much the owner is willing to exercise the Whippet outside of it. I placed a Whippet with a woman residing in a senior citizen's community apartment building. The dog was adopted by several other residents who devised exercise games for him. They rolled a ball down the hallway for him to chase, and took him on the treadmill in the exercise room. The whippet was walked several times a day around the inside of the building in the winter, and outside in warm weather. Having a Whippet in an apartment is also about attitude. I love my dogs so much that any care is not "work", just time and effort.

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Updated: 7/4/2022