Last Updated on March 4, 2023 by Becky Roberts
*The Whippet, a fast and friendly dog, is rapidly gaining popularity among dog lovers around the globe. The American Kennel Club (AKC) in 2020, have ranked the Whippet as the 61st most popular dog breed in America, and he is described as affectionate, playful and calm. Being such a sweet and mellow pooch, it was only a matter of time until he was bred with other dog breeds to create a well-balanced and caring designer dog.
The Whippet is a Victorian English breed. His forefather, the Greyhound was too costly to feed and too big to house so the Whippet was born. The Whippet was almost as fast and as skilled as a sighthound and became the preferred choice for racing men. He arrived in America in the early 20th Century and has been a big hit as a racing dog and family pet ever since.
Measuring 18 to 22 inches tall, and weighing 25 to 40 pounds, the Whippet is a medium sized pooch. He is a relatively healthy dog who enjoys a long lifespan of 12 to 15 years. Responsible breeders should ensure that any Whippet mix is tested for deafness and eye disorders in their dogs. Before you buy a Whippet, make sure to check the Whippet parents health certificates. What about the other parent? Let’s take a look at the other parent!
Popular Whippet Blends
- 1.1 German Whippet
- 1.2 Collie Whip
- 1.3 Pippet
- 1.4 Grey Whippet
- 1.5 Chi Whip
- 1.6 Italian Whippet
- 1.7 Whipador
- 1.8 Jackwhip
- 1.9 Whipoint
- 1.10 Vizsla Whip
- 1.11 Whiphund
- 1.12 Shiba Whippet
- 1.13 Whipbeagle
- 1.14 Boxerwhip
- 1.15 Whipperman
- 1.16 Hippet
- 1.17 Whipgi
- 2 Final Thoughts
Popular Whippet Blends
A designer dog is one that has 2 purebred parents ,. As a mix of two breeds, you can expect him to inherit some of their traits. No one knows if this is an equal split of the parents or a stronger influence from one parent. You should be certain that you like both breeds.
What you can expect with most Whippet mixes is that he will be affectionate, sweet and calm in the home. He will likely be athletic and lean, although he may not be as fast as his Whippet parent.
In 2020, a Whippet named Bourbon won the AKC’s ‘Best In Show’ award, and as such this breed was brought to the forefront of dog lovers’ minds across America, so we predict that the Whippet breed and Whippet crosses are going to get a lot of attention in the next coming years. Let’s now take a closer look to the Whippet mix.
Breeds: Whippet & German Shepherd
The German Whippet is another much bigger boy, weighing in at 35 to 80 pounds and measuring 20 to 24 inches. While he may not be as big as other German Shepherd mixes, like the Bernese Shepherd, the German Whippet will still grow to a pretty decent size. His coat will likely be medium to short in length and will have the same black-tan color as the German Shepherd. This guy is likely to shed moderately and have large triangular ears that are very noticeable.
He will be a loyal dog and will make you the star of the show. He will protect his family and estate like his German parent, but he will also be sweet enough to help out the bad guys. He will be very intelligent and full of energy, and will need around 60 minutes of exercise every day.
Breeds: Whippet & Border Collie
The Collie Whip looks very much like the Aussie Whip. He is extremely intelligent and one the most skilled herders in the country. He often draws comparisons to the Borgi as well. He can be shy around strangers but the Whippet’s sweetness will make him more comfortable with them. To keep his mind stimulated, the Collie Whip needs a lot of challenging and intense exercise.
He will measure between 18 and 22 inches tall, and weigh between 30 and 50 pounds. Whippet is a similar height, but he might appear slightly taller due to his longer, fluffier coat. He will most likely adopt the black and white Collie colors.
Breeds: Whippet & American Pitbull Terrier
The Pippet is a mix between a Pitbull and the whippet. Despite his diminutive name, he is quite large. Weighing in at anywhere between 30 and 60 pounds and measuring between 18 to 21 inches, he measures the same height as a Whippet just with extra muscles and body! The Pippet will likely be very fast and powerful. You should reinforce your fencing and give him intense exercise.
The Pippet will likely be very affectionate and sweet with his family and, after warming up to strangers and others, they too. He will not enjoy being alone so it is important that he has a loving family. His coat will be shiny and short, with mild shedding all year. You should always check the laws in your area before you mix Pitbull Terrier mixes.
Breeds: Whippet & Greyhound
Often compared to each other, it should be no surprise that these pups are a popular designer dog. The Grey Whippet is known for its speed and ability to see. This combination of two similar dogs ensures that you will find a calm, placid dog who loves cuddles on the couch.
Standing between 20 and 28 inches tall, this guy will be slinky and athletic in appearance, but a bit muscular than the Whippet. His coat will be smooth and short, and will accept any color from either breed. You can be certain that he will warm the most difficult hearts with his long muzzle, big eyes and round face.
Breeds: Whippet & Chihuahua
The Chi Whip is a tiny, but fiercely independent mixed breed pup. He has slender legs and is just like his Whippet parent. He will measure anywhere between 8 and 18 inches tall, and weigh between 10 to 25 pounds. The Chi Whip is small and slinky. He is a clever Chihuahua mix that has lots of energy. He will have a shorter coat than his parents and can take any color.
The Chi Whip is likely a sweet, needy dog that loves attention and cuddles but hates being left alone. He won’t fit into your handbag but you will need to spend the majority of your day with him in order to avoid separation anxiety. You will be captivated by his personality and fierceness.
Breeds: Whippet & Italian Greyhound
And now to go the other way, the Whippet crossed with the tiny toy Italian Greyhound is also known as the Italian Whippet. These breeds are commonly mistaken for one another, with the Italian Greyhound being much smaller than the Whippet. This guy measures between 15 and 20 inches in height and weighs only 14 to 25 pounds. You can expect a tall muzzle, a thin body, and long legs because he looks so much like his parents.
The Italian Whippet is playful, bouncy and affectionate when he’s with his family. However, he can be shy and sensitive around strangers. He will not be left alone for too long, so it is important to place him with someone who can care for his sensitive soul.
Breeds: Whippet & Labrador Retriever
What happens when you cross a whippet and America’s number one dog? Of course, a Whipador! This energetic Labrador mix needs at least an hour’s exercise every day to keep his body healthy and his mind stimulated, otherwise you will find that he’ll destroy your furniture with his bored jaws. You can expect a happy, playful dog full of love and joy.
The Whipador is thicker than its Whippet parent and will adopt the larger Labrador shape with the shorter legs of the Whippet. Expect big, forever puppy eyes and large, drop-down triangle ears. He could have the Labrador yellow, brown, or black coat, or the Whippet’s earthier tones, but who knows?
Breeds: Whippet & Jack Russell Terrier
This terrier-terrier mix is always up for a game or two and will chase squirrels all day if you allow him to! You can expect another energetic pooch to be on this list. However, the Whippet’s calmer side will make him a more balanced dog. He is polite and sweet. You should be ready to train him.
The Jackwhip will weigh between 15 and 25 pounds and measure between 12 to 18 inches, so a little smaller than the Whippet parent. He may take on the longer coat of the Jack Russell, or the shorter coat of the Whippet, but he will moderately shed all year round.
Breeds: Whippet & German Shorthaired Pointer
The Whipoint is a medium-sized pooch, who will measure between 20 and 24 inches in height and weigh 35 to 60 pounds. His coat will be sleek and short, with a pattern similar to his German parents. He will look young even as he gets older with his large, oversized triangle ears and big button eyes.
He is full of enthusiasm, speed and prey drive. However, he can be difficult to retrieve if he runs away or isn’t obediently trained. He is affectionate, loving and loyal to his master and his family.
Breeds: Whippet & Vizla
This guy will undoubtedly be very loving and sweet with his family. There is also a high chance that he may be anxious about being alone for too long. Crate training can help reduce his anxiety. He loves to run and play, but he also enjoys spending time on the couch with his master.
He will measure between 20 to 23 inches in height, and weigh between 30 and 50 pounds. He will have incredibly long legs and oversized ears that compliment his adorable face.
Breeds: Whippet & Dachshund
The Whiphund is similar to the Whipgi in that his feet will likely turn outwards. This keeps with the traditional dwarf dog look. His puppy dog eyes and silky, short hair will charm anyone he meets. His longer Whippet legs will allow him to climb stairs and other heights more easily. He will measure between 12 to 18 inches tall, and weigh between 18 and 35 pounds, dependent on whether his wiener parent is a miniature or a standard sized.
The Whiphund is another canine mix that’s surprising but has produced the most adorable and sweetest pups. This guy is another rabbit-chasing mix. He has a high prey drive and his faster legs make it more likely that he will skip at the sight or sound of anything. This man is a bit stubborn and won’t be the most submissive on this list.
Breeds: Whippet & Shiba Inu
This Shiba mix is one that works really well, thanks to a balancing out of polar opposite personalities. The Shiba Whippet, a lively boy with lots of energy and curiosity, loves interactive games. To avoid disturbing your neighbors’ pets and squirrels, he will be always on the lookout for them.
He is likely to inherit a thick and fluffy coat but one that is shorter than his Shiba parent. However, he will require more grooming than other Shiba Whippets. Shiba Whippets will measure between 15 and 20 inches tall, and weigh between 20 and 35 pounds. If you’re thinking of welcoming one of these gentlemen into your home, make sure to review your state laws. Many states have strict rules about Shiba mix breeds.
Breeds: Whippet & Beagle
This Beagle crossbreed will combine speed, super sight and an outstanding nose, so you can be sure that if the Whipbeagle sees or smells anything he’ll be off at the speed of light. This happy-go lucky dog is loyal and affectionate and loves all members of the family. He is also great with children young and old. Although he is a bit loud, this adds to his charm.
He will measure between 15 to 20 inches in height and weigh between 22 and 35 pounds. Whipbeagles will inherit the shorter coats of their parents. He will likely have a mix of brown, white and black colors. The Whipbeagle will have large, floppy ears with big brown eyes.
Breeds: Whippet & Boxer
No list is complete with out some type of Boxer crossbreed. The Boxerwhip is an energetic, feisty dog who packs lots of energy and charm. You can be certain that he will make a great addition to your family with his speed and playful personality. He will need to be socialized and exercise regularly, as his strong jaws can cause serious damage. The Boxerwhip would be a great partner for runners, so if you live an active lifestyle, the Boxerwhip could be a great choice.
He will measure between 20 and 24 inches in height, and weigh between 30 and 60 pounds. Although still square, the Boxerwhip will have a more square appearance than the Boxer, with a shorter frame and square fleshy nose. The Boxerwhip may inherit the Boxer’s flat brachycephalic muzzle, but his long whippet muzzle will balance it out and hopefully alleviate any health concerns.
Breeds: Whippet & Doberman Pinscher
The Whipperman might sound fierce, but deep down under his foreboding exterior this guy is surprisingly one of the sweetest Doberman mixes around. He is quite dependent, so a family that can spend lots of time with him is necessary. His intelligence is unmatched, and he needs mental stimulation and brain games to keep him occupied. He is a sweet person, but he will protect his family when he feels the need.
This guy will measure 21 to 25 inches, from paw to shoulder, and measure 40 to 70 pounds, and will be athletic in appearance with a slender waist. His coat will be shiny and smooth and likely to take on the Doberman colors and facial markings.
Breeds: Whippet & Siberian Husky
The Hippet will measure between 19 to 23 inches tall and 30 to 50 pounds in weight, and a lot of that will be his fluffy Siberian coat. With most Husky crosses, it is likely that he will inherit the markings and face mask of the Husky, as well as the bright blue or different colored eyes. This leggy cross is a strikingly beautiful combination.
The Hippet is a fast-paced dog that needs endurance as well as speed. Full of energy, he will need around 60 minutes of exercise every day, and he will be a chatty boy who will keep you entertained long into the night.
Breeds: Whippet & Corgi
This royal mix is adorable. He has the body and ears of the Whippet parent but is a bit smaller. Big eyes and a big nose add to his famous charm, and he may or may not have a stumpy tail and his paws may turn outwards slightly, similar to other crossbreed Corgis. He will measure between 14 to 17 inches in height and weigh between 25 and 35 pounds.
He will be a mix of sight hounds and herders, so be ready for a dog who is hardworking and needs to be stimulated all day. Whipgi can bring his herding instincts into your home. This is not something to be discouraged, especially if there are children or other animals. He will become a loving companion for everyone once he is settled.
These are the most well-known Whippet crosses, but it is not an exhaustive list. Although you must be aware of the traits of both parents, the Whippet can balance any hyper or protective dog and make them sweeter and more gentle. We’d love to hear from you if you have a Whippet or another mix!