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: 0.04

Breed Average Internal Relatedness: -0.02

Last 10 Recently Added Public Dogs!

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1 Nota Bene Audrey F0.59-0.04-0.04
2 Nota Bene Aemilia Dark Lady F0.620.01-0.22
3 Nota Bene Ariel M0.550.040.00
4 Nota Bene Arcite M0.500.01-0.01
5 Nota Bene Achilles M0.580.02-0.07
6 Nota Bene Artesius M0.450.04-0.06
7 Nota Bene Agrippa M0.45-0.010.01
8 Nota Bene Abram M0.560.06-0.21
9 Nota Bene Aliena F0.670.02-0.15
10 Domino Seventh Heaven F0.400.09-0.02

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 I10027.78%
Class I10085.56%
Class I101621.11%
Class I104010.00%
Class I10451.11%
Class I10561.11%
Class I10583.33%
Class I106628.89%
Class I110411.11%
Class I11621.11%
Class I12085.56%
Class I12091.11%
Class I12481.11%
Class I12491.11%
Class II20018.89%
Class II20036.67%
Class II20064.44%
Class II201715.56%
Class II202810.00%
Class II203121.11%
Class II20333.33%
Class II204828.89%
Class II20621.11%

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List of Public Dogs

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

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