The Whippet was developed at the end of the 19th century through crossing among the Greyhound, the Italian Greyhound, and another terrier type dog. Its name derives from the expression "whip it" meaning to move quickly. The Whippet is an outstanding track racer over short distances reaching speeds of up to 37 miles per hour. The Whippet is a medium sized sight hound that looks similar to a his cousin the Greyhound. The skull is long and lean with a fairly wide space between the ears.
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