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: 0.40

Breed Average Genetic Relatedness: 0.03

Breed Average Internal Relatedness: 0.00

Last 10 Recently Added Public Dogs!

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1 Domino Agent P M0.280.070.11
2 Domino Hello Sweetie F0.290.130.06
3 Domino Back To The Future M0.210.150.09
4 Domino The Lake House F0.250.090.07
5 Domino Jumanji F0.270.030.13
6 Domino Cloud Atlas F0.160.100.14
7 Dragon Wagon F0.49-0.05-0.10
8 Honey Bunny F0.49-0.110.24
9 Gogo Yubari F0.61-0.190.19
10 Nota Bene Audrey F0.59-0.04-0.04

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
1066204827.78%
1016203117.59%
1104201716.67%
1040202811.11%
100220016.48%
100820034.63%
120820064.63%
105820332.78%
120820171.85%
104520620.93%
105620170.93%
114220180.93%
116220060.93%
120920170.93%
124820010.93%
124920030.93%


DLA Frequencies :

ClassHaplotypeFrequency in the Breed
Class I10026.48%
Class I10084.63%
Class I101617.59%
Class I104011.11%
Class I10450.93%
Class I10560.93%
Class I10582.78%
Class I106627.78%
Class I110416.67%
Class I11420.93%
Class I11620.93%
Class I12086.48%
Class I12090.93%
Class I12480.93%
Class I12490.93%
Class II20017.41%
Class II20035.56%
Class II20065.56%
Class II201720.37%
Class II20180.93%
Class II202811.11%
Class II203117.59%
Class II20332.78%
Class II204827.78%
Class II20620.93%


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List of Public Dogs

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1Domino Agent PM0.280.070.11
2Domino Back To The FutureM0.210.150.09
3Domino BeekeeperM0.280.130.00
4Domino Blue MoonF0.280.090.16
5Domino Cloud AtlasF0.160.100.14
6Domino Double O SevenM0.410.040.02
7Domino Ecum SecumF0.210.23-0.16
8Domino Frabjous FascinatorF0.360.050.00
9Domino Group of SevenM0.390.10-0.01
10Domino Hello SweetieF0.290.130.06
11Domino Holy HolsteenF0.220.140.10
12Domino Hunches In BunchesF0.410.08-0.03
13Domino Jeepers CreepersF0.270.110.10
14Domino Joy To The WorldF0.210.08-0.07
15Domino JumanjiF0.270.030.13
16Domino Leen QuizzeenF0.280.15-0.04
17Domino Macaroni And CheeseM0.32-0.010.19
18Domino Ottawa StarF0.260.130.02
19Domino SaskatoonF0.340.08-0.01
20Domino Screeming EagleF0.280.150.01
21Domino Seven CardStudM0.360.060.05
22Domino Seven League BootsF0.270.16-0.16
23Domino Seven of PentaclesF0.220.140.04
24Domino Seven SeasM0.240.14-0.04
25Domino Seventh HeavenF0.400.09-0.02
26Domino Shambala BoomerangM0.210.080.00
27Domino Snow MoonF0.250.050.26
28Domino The Lake HouseF0.250.090.07
29Domino You Can't Teach A Sneetch!F0.330.040.06
30Dragon WagonF0.49-0.05-0.10
31Gogo YubariF0.61-0.190.19
32Honey BunnyF0.49-0.110.24
33Jalessas Light and EasyM0.42-0.110.17
34Mariner's Dragon Prince of Surrey HillM0.270.02-0.01
35Nota Bene AbramM0.560.06-0.21
36Nota Bene AchillesM0.580.02-0.07
37Nota Bene Aemilia Dark LadyF0.620.01-0.22
38Nota Bene AgrippaM0.45-0.010.01
39Nota Bene AlienaF0.670.02-0.15
40Nota Bene ArciteM0.500.01-0.01
41Nota Bene ArielM0.550.040.00
42Nota Bene ArtesiusM0.450.04-0.06
43Nota Bene AudreyF0.59-0.04-0.04
44Shannon Down Half SourF0.78-0.200.12
45Shannon Down Super Hornet Rapid ReleaseM0.75-0.12-0.11
46Shannon Down Wreck it RalphF0.72-0.170.01
47Strictly Nacho BusinessF0.81-0.12-0.22
48Surreyhill Diablesse The Morel Of The StoryM0.45-0.08-0.17
49Take Five Agua de BeberM0.80-0.12-0.09
50Terrena's Concession Obsession of MarinerM0.34-0.11-0.02
51Whoville Wylee Offensive BotanyF0.300.00-0.02
52WildAbout Atomic AddictionM0.56-0.05-0.05
53Wildabout Heroine AddictF0.460.08-0.25
54WildAbout WoodfordM0.300.14-0.04

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