The Whippet originated in Northern England as a hound/coursing dog. Their appearance consists of a short coat with a variety of colors. Their average height is 18 inches and 18-28 pounds making their build long and lean. The Whippet was developed for racing and was known by many as the poor man's racehorse. The fastest Whippets were known to run 200 yards in under 12 seconds. The Whippet is faster than a Greyhound over long distances. The AKC recognized the Whippet in 1976 and has no standard on color patterns for the breed. Ever since they were recognized the breed has become more than just a race dog. They have also morphed into great companion dogs. Their companion temperament is quiet, affectionate, friendly, and gentle. Ever since the recognition of the breed, dog owners all over the world have found interest in the Whippet. They are a great choice for active life styles, families with children, and companionship. Our Whippet gifts and merchandise collection offers our most popular gifts in a variety of colors. Our Whippet items and collectibles are offered in brindle/white, grey/white, tan/white, and white. Find Whippet products from figurines to key chains to statues, ornaments, and more!