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: 0.00

Last 10 Recently Added Public Dogs!

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1 Ashsinhalt Akuma O Atsukau M0.28-0.050.20
2 Byerley Tilly Rose at Merci Isle F0.25-0.070.38
3 Alarves My Drama Queen F0.32-0.110.28
4 Sugar Rush Sneaky Little Houseguest M0.50-0.090.07
5 Domino Dynamometer M0.130.14-0.01
6 Domino Stihl The One M0.320.040.00
7 Domino Dremel Without A Cause M0.260.09-0.11
8 Domino The Highest Caliper F0.280.030.01
9 Domino Ryobi Runner M0.240.07-0.09
10 Domino Beskar Steel Armor M0.240.05-0.09

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 I10029.42%
Class I10085.07%
Class I101614.49%
Class I10330.72%
Class I104011.59%
Class I10450.72%
Class I10561.45%
Class I10582.90%
Class I106626.81%
Class I110415.22%
Class I11420.72%
Class I11620.72%
Class I12087.97%
Class I12090.72%
Class I12480.72%
Class I12490.72%
Class II200110.14%
Class II20035.80%
Class II20067.25%
Class II201718.84%
Class II20180.72%
Class II202811.59%
Class II203114.49%
Class II20332.90%
Class II20370.72%
Class II204826.81%
Class II20620.72%

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List of Public Dogs

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1Alarves My Drama QueenF0.32-0.110.28
2Ashsinhalt Akuma O AtsukauM0.28-0.050.20
3Byerley Tilly Rose at Merci IsleF0.25-0.070.38
4Domino Agent PM0.280.070.11
5Domino Back To The FutureM0.210.170.09
6Domino BeekeeperM0.280.130.00
7Domino Beskar Steel ArmorM0.240.05-0.09
8Domino Blue MoonF0.280.100.16
9Domino Cloud AtlasF0.160.140.14
10Domino DeWalterM0.250.010.08
11Domino Double O SevenM0.410.050.02
12Domino Dremel Without A CauseM0.260.09-0.11
13Domino DynamometerM0.130.14-0.01
14Domino Ecum SecumF0.210.22-0.16
15Domino Frabjous FascinatorF0.360.080.00
16Domino Group of SevenM0.390.10-0.01
17Domino Hello SweetieF0.280.130.06
18Domino Holy HolsteenF0.220.150.10
19Domino Hunches In BunchesF0.410.08-0.03
20Domino Jeepers CreepersF0.270.110.10
21Domino Jigsaw PuzzleM0.310.02-0.07
22Domino Joy To The WorldF0.210.13-0.07
23Domino JumanjiF0.260.060.13
24Domino Leen QuizzeenF0.280.12-0.04
25Domino Macaroni And CheeseM0.320.000.19
26Domino Ottawa StarF0.260.140.02
27Domino Rosie The RiveterF0.340.07-0.08
28Domino Ryobi RunnerM0.240.07-0.09
29Domino SaskatoonF0.340.07-0.01
30Domino Screeming EagleF0.280.130.01
31Domino Seven CardStudM0.360.070.05
32Domino Seven League BootsF0.270.16-0.16
33Domino Seven of PentaclesF0.220.150.04
34Domino Seven SeasM0.240.14-0.04
35Domino Seventh HeavenF0.400.09-0.02
36Domino Shambala BoomerangM0.210.120.00
37Domino Snow MoonF0.250.060.26
38Domino Stihl The OneM0.320.040.00
39Domino The Highest CaliperF0.280.030.01
40Domino The Lake HouseF0.250.110.07
41Domino You Can't Teach A Sneetch!F0.330.050.06
42Dragon WagonF0.49-0.05-0.10
44Gogo YubariF0.61-0.180.19
45Honey BunnyF0.49-0.130.24
46Jalessas Light and EasyM0.42-0.110.17
47Mariner's Dragon Prince of Surrey HillM0.270.01-0.01
48Nota Bene AbramM0.560.03-0.21
49Nota Bene AchillesM0.580.00-0.07
50Nota Bene Aemilia Dark LadyF0.62-0.02-0.22
51Nota Bene AgrippaM0.45-0.030.01
52Nota Bene AlienaF0.670.00-0.15
53Nota Bene ArciteM0.50-0.02-0.01
54Nota Bene ArielM0.550.000.00
55Nota Bene ArtesiusM0.450.02-0.06
56Nota Bene AudreyF0.59-0.06-0.04
57Shannon Down Half SourF0.78-0.200.12
58Shannon Down Super Hornet Rapid ReleaseM0.75-0.13-0.11
59Shannon Down Wreck it RalphF0.72-0.180.01
60Strictly Nacho BusinessF0.81-0.13-0.22
61Sugar Rush Sneaky Little HouseguestM0.50-0.090.07
62Surrey Hill Mariner Top-of-the-TreesF0.48-0.07-0.07
63Surreyhill Diablesse The Morel Of The StoryM0.45-0.08-0.17
64Take Five Agua de BeberM0.80-0.12-0.09
65Terrena's Concession Obsession of MarinerM0.34-0.10-0.02
66Whoville Wylee Offensive BotanyF0.300.01-0.02
67WildAbout Atomic AddictionM0.56-0.07-0.05
68Wildabout Heroine AddictF0.460.07-0.25
69WildAbout WoodfordM0.300.15-0.04

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