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Longhaired Whippet

Longhaired Whippet

The Longhaired Whippet is an athletic and endearing dog. These little speedsters are extremely friendly and love the company of others

About this Breed

The Longhaired Whippet, also called the Windsprite or Silken Windsptire, is, by all means, a Whippet with a longer coat. Walter A Wheeler Jr. discovered the recessive gene for long hair in Whippets and bred them into existence. These dogs popped up in America during the 1970’s. Longhaired Whippets are sighthounds and are extremely athletic dogs. Their coat is very soft and often wavy or curly. Fortunately, this wonderful coat does not require more than average maintenance. This is a smart breed that absolutely adores people and values companionship above all else.

Height

Male: 19-22in

Female: 18-21in

Weight

Male: 20-30lb

Female: 20-30lb

Fun Fact

It is was believed that the Longhaired Whippet was created by crossing Whippets with Shetland Sheepdogs. The breed’s founder denies this, claiming the breed comes from a recessive gene found in Whippets.

Most Closely Related Breeds

Favorite Names

For Males

  1. CH Stone House Heart of Gold
  2. Dojan
  3. Force
  4. GrCH Stone House Milagro
  5. Happy Dream's Damour
  6. Max
  7. Redford - CH Stone House Heart Throb
  8. Shady

For Females

  1. Brikal Willow at Stone House
  2. CH Stone House Firelight
  3. CH Stone House Kyanite
  4. CH Stone House Soaring to the Gold
  5. Leia
  6. Myth
  7. Penny
  8. Stone House Come Touch The Sun
  9. Stone House When I Dream
  10. Tova's Gotta Dance

Common Locations

  1. Pennsylvania, United States
  2. Oregon, United States
  3. New York, United States
  4. Germany
  5. California, United States
  6. New Jersey, United States
  7. South Carolina, United States
  8. British Columbia, Canada
  9. Virginia, United States
  10. Ontario, Canada

Longhaired Whippets on Embark

Explore some Embark dogs that share Longhaired Whippet ancestry.

  • Dojan

    Dojan

    Purebred

    Force

    Force

    Purebred

    Redford - CH Stone House Heart Throb

    Redford - CH Stone House Heart Throb

    Purebred

    Zia

    Zia

    Purebred

  • Shady

    Shady

    Purebred

    Stone House Come Touch The Sun

    Stone House Come Touch The Sun

    Purebred

    Stone House When I Dream

    Stone House When I Dream

    Purebred

    Myth

    Myth

    Purebred

  • Happy Dream

    Happy Dream's Damour

    Purebred

    Tova

    Tova's Gotta Dance

    Purebred

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