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: 0.42

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 Hunches In Bunches F0.400.12-0.04
2 Domino Ottawa Star F0.280.130.01
3 WildAbout Atomic Addiction M0.67-0.09-0.05
4 Jalessas Light and Easy M0.44-0.100.15
5 Mariner's Dragon Prince of Surrey Hill M0.300.03-0.04
6 Take Five Agua de Beber M0.83-0.15-0.09
7 Shannon Down Half Sour F0.79-0.200.12
8 Shannon Down Super Hornet Rapid Release M0.71-0.14-0.11
9 Terrena's Concession Obsession of Mariner M0.33-0.10-0.05
10 Surreyhill Diablesse The Morel Of The Story M0.48-0.11-0.19

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

DLA Frequencies :

ClassHaplotypeFrequency in the Breed
Class I10021.79%
Class I10088.93%
Class I101616.07%
Class I10408.93%
Class I10451.79%
Class I10561.79%
Class I10583.57%
Class I106632.14%
Class I11048.93%
Class I11621.79%
Class I12088.93%
Class I12091.79%
Class I12481.79%
Class I12491.79%
Class II20013.57%
Class II200310.71%
Class II20067.14%
Class II201716.07%
Class II20288.93%
Class II203116.07%
Class II20333.57%
Class II204832.14%
Class II20621.79%

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List of Public Dogs

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1Domino BeekeeperM0.29-0.06-0.01
2Domino Blue MoonF0.280.090.15
3Domino Ecum SecumF0.220.08-0.17
4Domino Frabjous FascinatorF0.370.160.00
5Domino Holy HolsteenF0.240.200.09
6Domino Hunches In BunchesF0.400.12-0.04
7Domino Jeepers CreepersF0.260.170.09
8Domino Joy To The WorldF0.210.07-0.08
9Domino Leen QuizzeenF0.290.22-0.05
10Domino Macaroni And CheeseM0.290.090.18
11Domino Ottawa StarF0.280.130.01
12Domino SaskatoonF0.340.19-0.03
13Domino Screeming EagleF0.290.150.01
14Domino Snow MoonF0.240.190.25
15Domino You Can't Teach A Sneetch!F0.350.110.05
16Jalessas Light and EasyM0.44-0.100.15
17Mariner's Dragon Prince of Surrey HillM0.300.03-0.04
18Shannon Down Half SourF0.79-0.200.12
19Shannon Down Super Hornet Rapid ReleaseM0.71-0.14-0.11
20Shannon Down Wreck it RalphF0.74-0.140.00
21Strictly Nacho BusinessF0.85-0.16-0.23
22Surreyhill Diablesse The Morel Of The StoryM0.48-0.11-0.19
23Take Five Agua de BeberM0.83-0.15-0.09
24Terrena's Concession Obsession of MarinerM0.33-0.10-0.05
25Whoville Wylee Offensive BotanyF0.33-0.14-0.03
26WildAbout Atomic AddictionM0.67-0.09-0.05
27Wildabout Heroine AddictF0.520.01-0.24
28WildAbout WoodfordM0.320.07-0.03

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