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Is whippet right for you? 


  • The Whippet can live in an apartment, provided it has several outings a day during which it must be able to run and do sprints. He will also be very happy in a house with a fenced backyard.

  • It adapts to both city and country life.

  • The most important thing is that his master gives him several ballads where he can let off steam and run. It is vital for him. He will not be able to content himself with simple daily walks.

Family situation

  • All family situations are suitable for the Whippet, it is an easy, discreet and calm dog. 

  • Compatible with the presence of young children, as long as rules of daily life are put in place for the well-being of all. 

  • Compatible with the elderly who will, on the other hand, be able to offer him his daily race.


  • The Whippet is an active dog at times, he needs to sprint! It is vital for him!

  • It requires several outings a day to expend its energy and run freely. On the other hand, he will enjoy spending a day lounging in front of the TV with his family. 

  • His master must be available to be able to devote sufficient exercise to his well-being. ​



  • The Whippet does not support the cold, because its short coat does not give it sufficient protection. It is advisable to put on a coat or a windproof raincoat when going out in the cold season. Boots are also recommended for winter. 

  • It is not a dog ideally made for endurance. He excels more in speed. (Lure races, sprinters, etc.) However, he can very well accompany his master during his morning jogs or bike rides. Thus, canicross or bikejoring are very interesting canine sports for him, as are agility, Frisbee or Dock Diving.

  • This breed of dog hates hard surfaces, it largely prefers cozy corners.

If you believe, after your extensive reading and research, that the whippet is what you and your family are looking for as a companion, we invite you to contact us. It will be our pleasure to learn more about you. Do not hesitate to give us information to describe your family, what you are looking for in terms of temperament, what activities you would like to do with your dog and any other information about yourself.

It is with care that we will take the time to read you, because for us, the choice of the future families of our puppies, are of great importance. It is thanks to you that they will continue to evolve and grow surrounded by love.  The first contact with you is very important and it is with great interest that we will discuss with you. 

Valerie Diotte 
Responsible breeder

Origin of the Whippet

The origins of the whippet: a controversial subject. For some, the breed appeared recently in the 19th century, for others it is much older.

For the first, the whippet made its appearance in the English working environment in the 19th century from crosses between greyhounds and terriers. The whippet, then considered the poor man's horse, was used for hunting rabbits.

For the latter, the whippet already existed well before this date   as evidenced by certain works of painters of the 17th and 18th century.

Anyway, the whippet is of English origin and its name comes from "whip it" meaning "Whip check". The breed was officially recognized only in April 1890 by the English Kennel Club, which, from then on, admitted it in its Book of Origins and in its exhibitions.

​The first whippet to win the English Championship was Zuber, a fawn and white male born in 1889.  (pictured right) France dates from 1913.

Valerie Diotte
Responsible breeder

His temperament 

The Whippet is an affectionate, intelligent and athletic dog. His passion: racing. To maintain his psychophysical balance, he must run frequently.

Inside, he is calm, very clean and rarely barks. This refined dog loves to lounge in a comfortable armchair or in front of a ray of sunshine. The Whippet is always ready to snuggle up to its master, to whom it is very attached, even sometimes dependent.

Soft and sensitive, the Whippet is a pleasant companion for the whole family, playful with children and good with the elderly. He can be a little reserved and shy towards strangers, but never aggressive. As soon as he gets to know the newcomers, he can't help showing them signs of affection. He is an extremely endearing and charming dog.


The education of the Whippet must be carried out with firmness, because it can sometimes be stubborn. However, it must also be done gently, because the Whippet is endowed with great sensitivity and cannot stand brutality or stress. He will gladly listen to his master if he shows delicacy. It is very important to teach him to recall from an early age, because his hunting instincts will encourage him to run after a rabbit, a cat or any other small animal that he comes across on his way. ​.

Valerie Diotte
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