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What is a Whippet?

Whippet traits

Poor Man's Racehorse
17-20 inches
20-40 pounds
12-15 years
Whippet characteristics
5 yrs 20 yrs
Grooming needs
Occasionally Frequently
Good with kids
Needs lots of supervision Ready to play
Good with cats
Likely to chase Hey, new pal!
Training aptitude
Headstrong Eager to please
Full-grown size
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Female, 4 mos
Valley Village, CA
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Meet Ellie! Ellie is our little ball of energy. She is so sweet and super playful. We believe she is a four month old Whippet Mix. She would do well in an active home with plenty of space to play in. Adopt Ellie!
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Kealy - Only 29 lbs

Whippet American Staffordshire Terrier

Female, 1 yr 7 mos
Valley Glen, CA
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Kealy loves, loves, loves other dogs! She also loves her toys. She was rescued from an extremely high kill shelter with a litter of newborn puppies. All her puppies are weaned and it's her time to land in her forever home. She has a love and zest for life that is contagious. She is house respectful too! Kealy will be perfect in a family that is active and adventurous. Her dream would be to be in a home with another playful dog. She doesn't care what size. She just loves to socialize and play. She is also the perfect size at 29 pounds. All dogs in our program are up to date on all their shots, spayed or neutered, and micro chipped. Our dogs are in foster homes which enables us to learn more about them in a home environment. We do not place dogs on a first come first serve basis, but rather to the home best suited for them. An application, adoption fee and contract are required. Please direct all questions to All our dogs can be met with an approved application. Thank you for looking at a rescue dog for your next family member.
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Whippet Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)

Male, 3 yrs 1 mo
Shadow Hills, CA
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Woody is an amazing little whippet boy under 10 lb. He is a truly whippet even he has some mix. He get along great with anybody - people, horses, farm animals, dogs, cats and so on. No barker. Sleeps with foster parents. Loves walking, riding the car and be part of his family.
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Whippet Ibizan Hound

Los Angeles, CA
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
1 year old and 32 pounds. Great all around dog and would make a great family pet or a companion for a single person. Great with all people, dogs, kids, and cats! If interested in adopting kindly fill out the application found here 22, 2024, 2:27 pm
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Female, Young
Whittier, CA
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Good with kids, Not good with dogs, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
We rescued Candy from a non-profit in El Salvador. Candy is calm, sweet and very shy. She is great with kids and prefers to be indoor. She loves walks, treats, and lots of affection. Candy would thrive in a calm environment and preferably as a single dog.
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Mama Mia

Whippet Dachshund

Female, 2 yrs 2 mos
Thousand Oaks, CA
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Mama Mia is a sweet girl who is very smart and affectionate. She had 6 puppies with us and now is ready to find her forever home! She is quite the jumper, so we are looking for an adopter with a tall fence! Call to set up an appointment to come meet Mama Mia at Shelter Hope Pet Shop Thousand Oaks in the Janss Marketplace. 805-379-3538
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Frequently asked questions

Whippet Basics

Learn about about Whippet basics like where Whippet come from, how many different types of Whippet you can find, and what other breeds mix with Whippet.

Breeds that are commonly mixed with Whippets include Labrador Retrievers, Bulldogs, and Italian Greyhounds. Characteristics of a Whippet mix can vary widely depending on the specific breeds involved, the individual dog’s genetics, and its upbringing. A few common Whippet mixes include:

  • Whipador (Whippet + Labrador Retriever)

  • Bullwhip (Whippet + Bulldog)

  • Miniature Ausseippet (Whippet + Miniature Australian Shepherd)

  • Whippig (Whippet + Italian Greyhound)

Whippets have primarily been bred for racing and lure coursing. They’re known for their speed and agility, often competing in events where they chase a mechanical lure around a track or field. Overall, they excel in activities that let them use their natural athleticism and energy.

Whippets typically live between 12 to 15 years with proper care and nutrition.

A Whippet is usually considered fully grown when they reach about 12 to 18 months of age. By this time, they’ve reached their full height and weight, although they might still fill out a bit more as they mature.

Yes, Greyhounds and Whippets are related. In fact, Whippets are often referred to as the smaller cousins of Greyhounds. Both breeds share similar characteristics and were originally bred for racing and hunting. They have a lot of the same traits but in a smaller package when it comes to Whippets.

Whippet Appearance

Learn about about the Whippet general appearance like their size, colors, and grooming needs.

A Whippet has a sleek and athletic appearance with a slender build. They have a short, smooth coat that can come in various colors, such as fawn, brindle, blue, black, or white, often with markings or patches.

Whippets typically stand between 18 to 22 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh between 25 to 40 pounds when fully grown. Males are generally larger than females.

Yes, Whippets shed, but their shedding is relatively minimal compared to some other breeds. Their short coat requires regular brushing to remove loose hair and maintain its sleek appearance. So, while they’re not entirely hypoallergenic, they are considered a low-shedding breed.

Whippet Temperament

Learn about about the Whippet temperament and how well they fit into your lifestyle, home environment, and family.

No, Whippets are generally not big barkers. They tend to bark only when there’s a reason, such as alerting their pet parent to something unusual.

Yes, Whippets can make excellent family dogs. They’re affectionate, gentle, and enjoy spending time with their people. However, they do have a lot of energy and need regular exercise to stay happy and healthy.

Yes, Whippets can be good companions to kids. They’re usually tolerant and playful with children, especially when they’re raised together from a young age. It’s always essential to teach kids how to interact with dogs properly and supervise their interactions to ensure everyone stays safe and happy.

Yes, Whippets can get along well with cats, especially if introduced to them early on and socialized properly. Their prey drive can be strong due to their hunting instincts, so supervision is recommended when they’re around smaller animals.

Yes, Whippets do well with other dogs. They’re social creatures and often enjoy the company of other dogs, whether it’s during playtime or just hanging out.

Training a Whippet can be a bit of a mixed bag. They're intelligent dogs but can be independent thinkers, which means they may have a stubborn streak. They can learn commands and behaviors quite well with consistent and positive training methods. Early socialization and training are key to helping them become well-rounded and obedient companions.

Yes, Whippets are considered smart dogs. They can quickly pick up on cues and learn new commands, although their independent nature might make them a bit selective about when they choose to listen.

No, Whippets are not aggressive dogs. They’re known for their gentle and friendly disposition towards people and other animals. However, like any breed, individual temperament can vary, so proper socialization and training are important to ensure they grow up to be well-behaved.

No, Whippets aren’t typically good guard dogs. While they may bark to alert their pet parent to something unusual, they’re more likely to greet strangers with curiosity rather than suspicion. Their friendly nature doesn’t make them the most effective guard dogs, but they can still make loyal and loving companions.

Yes, Whippets can make excellent apartment dogs, thanks to their moderate size and relatively low energy levels when indoors. However, they still need regular exercise, so daily walks and playtime are essential to keep them happy and healthy in an apartment setting.

Whippet Health

Learn about about the Whippet health outlook and what diseases they may be prone to at various stages of their life.