Whippet

Temperament: Gentle, quiet and intelligent, Whippets were bred to be house dogs that could occasionally hunt up a rabbit. They are very attached to their owners and like all sight hounds, tend to have a lot of prey drive.

Height: Female: 18–21 inches (45–53 cm), Male: 19–22 inches (48–56 cm)

Weight: 15 – 31 lbs

Life Span: 12 – 15 years

Breed Average Outlier Index: 0.39

Breed Average Genetic Relatedness: 0.03

Breed Average Internal Relatedness: -0.01

Last 10 Recently Added Public Dogs!

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1 Domino Dynamometer M0.130.14-0.01
2 Domino Stihl The One M0.320.040.00
3 Domino Dremel Without A Cause M0.260.09-0.11
4 Domino The Highest Caliper F0.280.030.01
5 Domino Ryobi Runner M0.240.07-0.09
6 Domino Beskar Steel Armor M0.240.05-0.09
7 Domino DeWalter M0.250.010.08
8 Domino Jigsaw Puzzle M0.310.02-0.07
9 Domino Rosie The Riveter F0.340.07-0.08
10 Surrey Hill Mariner Top-of-the-Trees F0.48-0.07-0.07

The Whippet is a sighthound, one of a number of breeds with similar elegant type, structure and drive that range across the Middle East and Europe. Known for their speed and prey drive, sighthounds vary in size to meet their fuction. Said to have originated in England, and bred down from greyhounds, the Whippet was said to have working class roots. Their smaller size made them an ideal one-dog family pet who could help hunt but still be affordable and easy to keep - unlike some of their larger cousins found only in the large kennels of the rich. Whether used for hunting hares for dinner or dog racing and accompanying gambling, the Whippet grew in popularity in the late 19th century, dwindled to a very small breed during the World Wars, and then became one of the most popular breeds in England in the beginning of the 21st century, and had spread to all the continents.

Late onset PRA and congenital deafness, more rarely: hypothyroidism, epilepsy, Addison's, other autoimmune diseases. Learn more and report cases at www.whippethealth.org

The follow includes dogs with birthdates listed in the database.

DLA Haplotypes in the Breed

The Dog Leukocyte Antigen or DLA is the region in the canine genome that controls the immune system, among other things. There are three classes or areas, and the VGL Canine Diversity Test genotypes or records the two regions with the most variation. Because it is an area that mutates more rapidly than others, the method VGL uses is ideal for identifying specific combinations of DNA, and not merely showing whether a dog inherited two of the same sets of genetics from its parents or two different ones.

"Haplotype" is a generic name for a set of genes that are bound together and inherited as a set. The DLA Class I and Class II haplotypes are very tightly bound and represent about 2 million base pairs of DNA - a sizeable chunk. These two haplotypes together make an extended haplotype that is nearly always passed from parent to puppies as a pair. We therefore have two tables below showing both the combinations of DLA found in this breed and how often they appear, and also how often they appear individually.

Remember that frequency percentages do not show how many dogs carry them, but rather how many of these haplotypes exist in the breed as a whole. Every dog has two sets of DLA haplotypes, one inherited from dam, and one inherited from sire. These almost never recombine in new generations.

DLA Class I/Class II Combinations :

Class I HaplotypeClass II HaplotypeFrequency in the Breed
1066204828.46%
1016203114.62%
1104201714.62%
1040202811.54%
100220019.23%
120820066.92%
100820034.62%
105820332.31%
105620171.54%
120820171.54%
104520620.77%
114220180.77%
116220060.77%
120920170.77%
124820010.77%
124920030.77%


DLA Frequencies :

ClassHaplotypeFrequency in the Breed
Class I10029.23%
Class I10084.62%
Class I101614.62%
Class I104011.54%
Class I10450.77%
Class I10561.54%
Class I10582.31%
Class I106628.46%
Class I110414.62%
Class I11420.77%
Class I11620.77%
Class I12088.46%
Class I12090.77%
Class I12480.77%
Class I12490.77%
Class II200110.00%
Class II20035.38%
Class II20067.69%
Class II201718.46%
Class II20180.77%
Class II202811.54%
Class II203114.62%
Class II20332.31%
Class II204828.46%
Class II20620.77%


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List of Public Dogs

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1Domino Agent PM0.280.070.11
2Domino Back To The FutureM0.210.170.09
3Domino BeekeeperM0.280.130.00
4Domino Beskar Steel ArmorM0.240.05-0.09
5Domino Blue MoonF0.280.100.16
6Domino Cloud AtlasF0.160.140.14
7Domino DeWalterM0.250.010.08
8Domino Double O SevenM0.410.050.02
9Domino Dremel Without A CauseM0.260.09-0.11
10Domino DynamometerM0.130.14-0.01
11Domino Ecum SecumF0.210.22-0.16
12Domino Frabjous FascinatorF0.360.080.00
13Domino Group of SevenM0.390.10-0.01
14Domino Hello SweetieF0.280.130.06
15Domino Holy HolsteenF0.220.150.10
16Domino Hunches In BunchesF0.410.08-0.03
17Domino Jeepers CreepersF0.270.110.10
18Domino Jigsaw PuzzleM0.310.02-0.07
19Domino Joy To The WorldF0.210.13-0.07
20Domino JumanjiF0.260.060.13
21Domino Leen QuizzeenF0.280.12-0.04
22Domino Macaroni And CheeseM0.320.000.19
23Domino Ottawa StarF0.260.140.02
24Domino Rosie The RiveterF0.340.07-0.08
25Domino Ryobi RunnerM0.240.07-0.09
26Domino SaskatoonF0.340.07-0.01
27Domino Screeming EagleF0.280.130.01
28Domino Seven CardStudM0.360.070.05
29Domino Seven League BootsF0.270.16-0.16
30Domino Seven of PentaclesF0.220.150.04
31Domino Seven SeasM0.240.14-0.04
32Domino Seventh HeavenF0.400.09-0.02
33Domino Shambala BoomerangM0.210.120.00
34Domino Snow MoonF0.250.060.26
35Domino Stihl The OneM0.320.040.00
36Domino The Highest CaliperF0.280.030.01
37Domino The Lake HouseF0.250.110.07
38Domino You Can't Teach A Sneetch!F0.330.050.06
39Dragon WagonF0.49-0.05-0.10
40GingerM0.69-0.11-0.11
41Gogo YubariF0.61-0.180.19
42Honey BunnyF0.49-0.130.24
43Jalessas Light and EasyM0.42-0.110.17
44Mariner's Dragon Prince of Surrey HillM0.270.01-0.01
45Nota Bene AbramM0.560.03-0.21
46Nota Bene AchillesM0.580.00-0.07
47Nota Bene Aemilia Dark LadyF0.62-0.02-0.22
48Nota Bene AgrippaM0.45-0.030.01
49Nota Bene AlienaF0.670.00-0.15
50Nota Bene ArciteM0.50-0.02-0.01
51Nota Bene ArielM0.550.000.00
52Nota Bene ArtesiusM0.450.02-0.06
53Nota Bene AudreyF0.59-0.06-0.04
54Shannon Down Half SourF0.78-0.200.12
55Shannon Down Super Hornet Rapid ReleaseM0.75-0.13-0.11
56Shannon Down Wreck it RalphF0.72-0.180.01
57Strictly Nacho BusinessF0.81-0.13-0.22
58Surrey Hill Mariner Top-of-the-TreesF0.48-0.07-0.07
59Surreyhill Diablesse The Morel Of The StoryM0.45-0.08-0.17
60Take Five Agua de BeberM0.80-0.12-0.09
61Terrena's Concession Obsession of MarinerM0.34-0.10-0.02
62Whoville Wylee Offensive BotanyF0.300.01-0.02
63WildAbout Atomic AddictionM0.56-0.07-0.05
64Wildabout Heroine AddictF0.460.07-0.25
65WildAbout WoodfordM0.300.15-0.04

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