35 Whippet Mixes: A Complete Guide (With Pictures)

Whippet mixes

Dubbed the “poor man’s racehorse,” the Whippet is a smaller and less expensive version of the Greyhound that captured the interest of breeders in producing a lot of excellent mixes that carry its best traits.

As with most hybrids, one exciting aspect of exploring these Whippet mixes is that no two pups are exactly alike. Even littermates may have their own distinct appearances and behaviors based on the parent they take after.

While going through each of these Whippet mixes, you may want to assess which of these designer breeds best fits your lifestyle and environment. It is important that you end up with the dog that you will be happy with!

35 Whippet Mixes

Whippets are known for being loving, quiet, affectionate, and low-maintenance dogs. Though they are robust, athletic, and speedy, they also love to relax and lay back. 

As they are crossed with other breeds, it becomes more exciting to see the best traits of both parents merging into one wonderful puppy.

Without delaying further, here are 35 of the most popular Whippet mixes where you can find your next best companion:

1. Aussie Whip

Aussie Whip Australian Shepherd Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: Australian Shepherd & Whippet

Crossing the hardworking Australian Shepherd with the athletic Whippet brings you the Aussie Whip. This hybrid is a small to medium-sized dog, standing around 18 to 23 inches and weighing between 20 and 65 pounds

It may have a short and smooth coat if it takes more after the Whippet or a medium to long double coat if it inherits this from the Aussie. Further, it can take after its parents’ solid, merle, or brindle coat patterns. 

What you can be assured of is this breed’s love for the outdoors and its friendly and affectionate nature, especially to its family. 

They are also very gentle with children. However, watch out if they inherit the strong herding instinct of the Australian Shepherd, as they can nip children, along with your other smaller pets at home.

2. Chi Whip

Chi Whip Chihuahua Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: Chihuahua & Whippet

The Chi Whip is a relatively new designer breed that was developed in the 2000s. It is the result of breeding the male Chihuahua with the female Whippet. This way, the larger Whippet can carry the pups safely. 

Due to the smaller nature of both parents, expect the Chi Whip to be a lap-dog-sized hybrid, as well. This Beagle mix can weigh anywhere between 30 and 80 pounds and stand around 16 to 24 inches tall.

Typical of the Chihuahua parent, the Chi Whip may also exert the dominance and personality of a much larger dog to compensate for its small size.

Further, expect this small dog to be very active due to the Chihuahua and to be athletic as well due to the Whippet. Hence, it is critical for them to get their daily fix of physical exercise and will best fit active owners.

3. Boxerwhip

Boxerwhip Boxer Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: Boxer & Whippet

If you are a fan of strong and athletic hybrids, the Boxerwhip may be a good option for you. This cross is the result of combining the Boxer and the Whippet. 

Due to the size disparity of the parent breeds, the Boxer Whip will usually be larger than the Whippet but a bit smaller than a full-sized Boxer. It may also sport a muscular and robust build, yet leaner than the Boxer.

Boxerwhips have a loving, loyal, confident, and positive character. They also tend to form special bonds with their owners and enjoy their attention. 

On the other hand, they are initially reserved with strangers, but that changes with proper socialization.

Further, the Boxerwhip is known for its high-energy level, and it will always look forward to its daily walk or playtime outdoors. However, watch out for its innate instinct to chase after small animals.

4. German Whippet

German Whippet German Shepherd Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: German Shepherd Dog & Whippet

The German Whippet is a large mixed breed produced by crossing the German Shepherd and the Whippet. It typically weighs anywhere between 35 to 80 pounds and stands at about 20 to 24 inches at the shoulder. 

This designer breed can either be on the stockier or leaner side, but expect it to have a muscular tone. Due to the German Shepherd’s thick double coat, the German Whippet can also sport a thicker coat than the Whippet’s single coat.

They may also take after the German Shepherd’s well-known black and tan color, but other colors may also be present, such as brown, black, blue, and white.

If you are looking for a strong and speedy dog, then the German Whippet can inherit this from both parents. 

Further, these dogs are loyal, affectionate, and protective of their families. This protective nature also makes them quite reserved with strangers.

5. Collie Whip

Collie Whip Border Collie Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: Border Collie & Whippet

If you have an active lifestyle, a Whippet Collie would be a good companion dog for you. It is a new designer breed developed in the United States in the early 2000s with the aim of producing a loyal, intelligent, and energetic dog.

There is no standard appearance for the Whippet Collie. However, most owners of this hybrid observe them as having slim, athletic builds, long legs, narrow chests, pointy ears, and long whip-like tails.

Their coats are also usually short and can come in black, white, and brown.

With the sighthound characteristics of the Whippet and the herding instincts of the Border Collie, the Whippet Collie is a versatile working dog that is known for its high prey drive.

Hence, early socialization and leash training are critical to managing their chasing instinct. Further, even though they are loving and affectionate dogs, they may nip small children if not trained.

6. Grey Whippet

Grey Whippet Greyhound Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: Greyhound & Whippet

With the Greyhound being an ancestor of the Whippet, mixing them results in the Grey Whippet — a dog that looks like a smaller Greyhound or a larger Whippet.

The appearance of the Grey Whippet is very easy to predict as both parents are sighthounds and come from the same heritage. 

They would have the trademark “S” shaped bodies of both the Greyhound and the Whippet, including long necks, deep chests, and slender waists. They also maintain their single coat of short hair.

The Grey Whippet is potentially the fastest hybrid as well. Since the Greyhound can run up to 43 miles per hour and the Whippet as fast as 35 miles per hour, their cross can run in the same speed range.

Further, these hybrids are affectionate, friendly, loyal, and gentle. Just ensure that they have their daily dose of exercise to keep them on their best behavior.

7. Italian Whippet

Italian Whippet Italian Greyhound Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: Italian Greyhound & Whippet

Also known as the Whippig, the Italian Whippet is the mix between an Italian Greyhound and a Whippet. It may weigh anywhere between 20 and 40 pounds and is about 17 to 22 inches tall. 

Like both parents, the Whippig is expected to have a slim, skinny, and athletic build. It also has a narrow head, a long neck, upright ears that slightly fold at the tip, long legs, and a short, silky, and smooth coat.

The Italian Whippet is also known for its high prey drive, so it is not recommended in a multi-pet household with other smaller animals. Early socialization and leash training can help in controlling this behavior.

The Whippig is a generally healthy hybrid. If given the proper diet, physical activity, veterinary support, and proper environment, this designer dog can live up to 12 to 15 years.

8. Hippet

Hippet Siberian Husky Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: Siberian Husky & Whippet

The Hippet is the mix between the Whippet and the Siberian Husky. The result is a medium-sized dog that is about 19 to 23 inches tall and approximately 30 to 50 pounds heavy

This medium-sized hybrid commonly adapts the intricate mask and markings of the Husky. Its coat is also a bit shorter than the Husky’s and might shed more than that of the Whippet.

The eyes of the Hippet are also identifiable with its Husky parent and are usually blue, brown, or heterochromatic.

Further, the owner of a Hippet must be able to provide it with a good amount of physical activities and mental stimulation exercises, given its high energy and innate intelligence. 

Generally, the Hippet is a loyal, friendly, and loving hybrid. However, with the hunting instinct of the Husky and the chasing instinct of the Whippet, its owner must also manage its high prey drive. 

9. Pippet

Pippet Pitbull Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: American Pitbull Terrier & Whippet

The Pippet, also known as the Pit Whip, is the product of mating the American Pitbull Terrier with the Whippet. Despite the misguided reputation of its Pitbull parent as aggressive, the Pippet is a loving, obedient, calm, and intelligent dog.

The build of the Pit Whip will highly depend on which parent it takes after, but it is most likely going to be in between the skinny Whippet and the stocky Pitbull.

The coat of this hybrid will definitely be short and sleek and will usually come in fawn, brown, black, red, brindle, or two-toned colors, such as brown and white.

Both the Whippet and the Pitbull are excellent family dogs and work best with all family members, which is also true for the Pippet. 

However, it is still best for them to undergo early socialization and obedience training to reinforce their good behavior. This will also help manage their wariness around strangers and other dogs.

10. Jackwhip

Jackwhip Jack Russell Terrier Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: Jack Russell Terrier & Whippet

Crossing two outdoorsy, courageous, alert, and intelligent breeds like the Jack Russell Terrier and the Whippet brings you the Jackwhip, which carries the best characteristics of both breeds.

Also known as the Jackawhip, the Whippet Jack Russell mix may range anywhere between 14 and 40 pounds and can stand at around 12 to 18 inches

Given the diverse coat types of the Jack Russell Terrier, such as smooth, rough, and broken, the coat of the Jackwhip can also vary depending on the type of JRT used for breeding.

With the hunting background of the Jack Russell Terrier and the chasing instinct of the Whippet, prepare to keep your Jackwhip on a leash when outdoors unless you want it chasing after small animals.

Further, with the excellent health disposition and lifespan of both its parents, the Jackawhip can live for about 12 to 16 years.

11. Vizsla Whip

Vizsla Whip Vizsla Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: Vizsla & Whippet

The Vizsla Whip, otherwise known as the Vizsla Whippet, is a mix of two athletic and reliable breeds, the Vizsla and the Whippet. Their average height is usually around 20 to 24 inches, and they weigh between 30 and 50 pounds.

They are expected to have short and smooth coats in a variety of colors, such as golden, black, fawn, white, red, cream, blue, and brindle.

The Vizsla Whip’s most distinguishing characteristic is its athletic, energetic, and speedy nature. Hence, it needs a lot of physical exercise to burn off all its energy and prevent it from resorting to destructive behavior. 

These dogs are also excellent swimmers since they are a combination of the swimming prowess of the Vizsla and the efficient body shape of the Whippet that can easily cut through the water.

After a day of activities, they are loyal and affectionate pets at home.

12. Shiba Whippet

Shiba Whippet Shiba Inu Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: Shiba Inu & Whippet

The Shiba Inu and the Whippet combine to create an interesting mix between two parents of distinct characteristics. It gets its height more from the Shiba Inu, while its weight is closer to its Whippet parent.

Appearance-wise, it inherits a lot of its looks from the Shiba Inu, including its dense and short fluffy hair, its small eyes, upright ears, and even its usual cream coat color with white markings.

The Shiba Whippet has a very loving and affectionate temperament. On the other hand, the intelligence of this hybrid makes it quite stubborn, making it a challenge to train.

Hence, obedience training and positive reinforcement are required to make it easier for these dogs to follow commands.

When it comes to independence, it will require little attention if it takes after the Shiba Inu. Meanwhile, it may be uncomfortable if left alone should it inherits this trait from the Whippet. 

13. Whipbeagle

Whipbeagle Beagle Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: Beagle & Whippet

One of the best tracking hybrids in this list is the Whipbeagle, which combines the excellent sense of smell of the Beagle and the alertness and speed of the Whippet.

This small to medium-sized designer dog is about 15 to 20 inches tall and weighs anywhere between 22 and 35 pounds.

Like most hybrids, the looks of the Whibeagle will depend on which parent genes are more dominant. However, most Whipbeagles retain the facial features of the Beagle with its floppy ears.

Meanwhile, they can have dense double coats if they get this from their Beagle parents, or they can inherit the single coat of their Whippet parents.

These dogs are very sociable, have a well-balanced temperament, are fun-loving, and enjoy the company of their families, even strangers! Hence, they do not make good watchdogs.

They are also very friendly with both children and other pets as well.

14. Whipador

Whipador Labrador Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: Labrador & Whippet

The Whipador is an interesting hybrid that combines two breeds of completely different body types — the Labrador and the Whippet. This makes it quite difficult to predict what the Whipador will look like.

This hybrid may stand anywhere between 18 to 25 inches and can weigh around 25 to 80 pounds. Many Whipadors are observed to have muscular bodies, long yet broad facial features, long folded ears, and almond eyes.

Whipadors are also expected to have short and smooth coats and can wear the dominant colors of both parents, such as black, yellow, fawn, white, brindle, and tan. 

They are also one of the most good-natured breeds on this list. They are very sociable and friendly, even with strangers, children, and other pets. They are also very loving, affectionate, and willing to please their owners. 

Additionally, Whipadors have a lifespan of about 10 to 12 years.

15. Whiphund

Whiphund Dachshund Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: Dachshund & Whippet

As one of the smaller mixes in this list, the Whiphund is the cross between the Dachshund and the Whippet. This mix offers a lot of assortment in terms of appearance, especially with the different varieties of its Dachshund parent.

Having said this, the size of the Whiphund will depend on whether a standard or a mini Dachshund was used for breeding. Additionally, its coat type will also depend if the Doxie parent is a smooth, long, or wire-haired one.

When it comes to this dog’s temperament, expect Whiphunds to be loving, affectionate, and sociable dogs. These dogs may also tend to form strong bonds with their favorite person in the family.

This, in turn, may lead to separation anxiety if these dogs are left for longer periods, and they can also get quite jealous of other dogs that their owners pay attention to.

16. Whipgi

Whipgi Corgi Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: Corgi & Whippet

The Whipgi is produced when the Whippet is mated with the Corgi. A Pembroke or a Cardigan Welsh Corgi may both be used for breeding this designer dog, which will always result in a sweet and feisty medium-sized dog.

They may weigh anywhere between 20 and 40 pounds and can stand around 10 to 22 inches at the shoulder. Its facial features mostly resemble the Corgi with its pronounced snout, round eyes, and upright ears.

The Whipgi is very fond of humans. They are very sociable, even with strangers. However, they do not blend well with other dogs. Without proper socialization, they can get into usual fights.

Further, if they inherit the Corgi’s strong herding instincts, you may need to monitor their playtime with small children at home since they may have a tendency to nip at them.

Additionally, Whipgis are also loyal, courageous, and intelligent dogs.

17. Whipoodle

Whipoodle Poodle Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: Poodle & Whippet

Also known as the Whipadoodle or the Whipoo, the Whipoodle is the lovable mix of the Poodle and the Whippet. Though it is mostly produced using a Standard Poodle, a Mini or Toy Poodle can also be used. 

The overall appearance of the Whipoodle will also depend on the more dominant parent, and this is also true for its coat type and colors. However, it is observed that most Whipoodles have slightly curvy or wavy coats.

They can also come in solid colors or have secondary colors on their chests, paws, and faces. With the Poodle’s hypoallergenic coat, the Whipoo may also be semi-hypoallergenic, but that may not always be the case.

Further, the Whipadoodle is known for its high intelligence. This can also cause it to be quite stubborn, so obedience training is a must for this breed.

Meanwhile, here is a video of a very active senior Whippet Poodle mix for you to appreciate:

Whippet poodle going for a walk.

18. Whipoint

Whipoint German Shorthaired Pointer Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: German Shorthaired Pointer & Whippet

The Whipoint is the mix between the German Shorthaired Pointer and the Whippet, resulting in a medium-sized hybrid that is about 20 to 24 inches tall and weighs around 35 to 60 pounds.

Its coat is usually short and smooth and may come in any of the parents’ dominant colors. It may also wear the ticking pattern of the GSP.

Further, it is also observed to have large button eyes and triangular, floppy ears and a broader head compared to that of the Whippet.

With one parent being a pointing dog and the other being a chasing dog, expect no less in terms of the tracking and hunting skills of the Whipoint. Its natural speed and prey drive makes it an even more effective hunting mate.

Hence, be prepared to provide this loving and affectionate dog its daily dose of physical and mental exercises to keep it on its best behavior.

19. Whipperman

Whipperman Doberman Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: Doberman & Whippet

If you are looking for an effective watchdog, then the Whipperman is something that you may wish to consider. This medium-sized dog is the result of breeding the Doberman with the Whippet.

It measures about 40 to 50 pounds heavy and 22 to 24 inches tall. Its coat color will most likely be smooth, short, and straight, which is true for both parent breeds.

Its common colors include black and tan, red, blue, cream, white, and brown and fawn.

The Whipperman is a highly intelligent, adaptable, and energetic breed that is also known for its strong presence and its proud stance. With its strong bite force, it is best to have it undergo obedience training and early socialization.

Further, do not forget to wear them out physically and mentally with plenty of activities to ensure they do not resort to undesired behavior out of boredom. 

20. Foxwhip

Foxwhip American Foxhound Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: American Foxhound & Whippet

The Foxwhip is the combination of two purebred dogs — the American Foxhound and the Whippet. This hybrid is usually about 18 to 25 inches tall and can weigh around 20 to 70 pounds.

The appearance of the Foxwhip can vary depending on the genetic influence of its parents. However, you can expect it to have a single layer of straight, short to medium length of coat.

You can also observe it to have a medium build, a narrow face, large forward-folding ears, and hazel/brown eyes. 

With the hunting skills of both parents, expect the Foxwhip to be an excellent hunting companion as well. It is also a very energetic and lively dog, so scheduling a daily physical activity routine for this dog is a must.

It is also highly trainable, making it a breeze for this hybrid to follow commands. At home, the Foxwhip can be an easy-going and even-tempered companion.

21. Basenppet

Basenppet Basenji Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: Basenji & Whippet

The Basenppet, also known as the Whippenji, is a quiet designer dog that is born out of the Basenji and the Whippet. It is a small dog, usually weighing around 22 to 40 pounds and standing between 17 and 22 inches tall.

Most Basenpetts have narrow snouts, either rose-shaped or pricked ears, curved furry tails, and single, short, and straight coats. They may sport the Whippet’s solid coat colors or the Basenji’s multi-colored patterns. 

The quiet nature of Whippenjis makes them an excellent option for apartment dwellers. On the other hand, with the hunting instinct of both parents, they are reliable partners in the field as well.

Behavior-wise, these dogs are affectionate and friendly. They are also curious, intelligent, and independent dogs. These characteristics make them quite stubborn, too.

Hence, it is still best for them to undergo obedience training and early socialization to prevent them from being manipulative.

22. Bedlington Whippet

Bedlington Whippet Bedlington Terrier Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: Bedlington Terrier & Whippet

The Bedlington Terrier and the Whippet can be matched to produce the Bedlington Whippet. This active dog sports a low-shedding hybrid which makes it easy to groom.

Further, since its Bedlington Terrier parent is hypoallergenic, the Bedlington Whippet may also be partly hypoallergenic, making it a better option for allergy sufferers. 

A friend who owns an active one-year-old male Bedlington Whippet has mentioned that it is a smart dog that picks up on commands easily. With the help of videos, my friend was able to train his dog on his own.

However, he also noticed the high prey drive of his Bedlington Terrier, chasing after cats most of the time. So he always makes sure to have it on a leash when taking a walk outside.

Further, Bedlington Whippet owners have noticed that their pets tend to be picky eaters, so feeding must be done creatively

23. Whippoula

Whippoula Catahoula Leopard Dog Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: Catahoula Leopard Dog & Whippet

The Whippoula is what you get when you mate a Catahoula Leopard Dog with a Whippet. The result of this is a powerful hybrid that also has a beautiful appearance.

This designer dog usually has a short coat that may either be a single or double layer and can also be straight or rough, depending on the more dominant parent.

However, expect it will most likely have the appealing mottled coat pattern of the Catahoula and its varied eye colors. On the other hand, it can also wear the brindled coat pattern of the Whippet.

Whippoulas are also very energetic, alert, independent, and territorial dogs. They are also very protective of their families and are reserved with strangers, making them excellent watchdogs.

Its tremendous amount of energy needs to be matched with an adequate amount of daily exercise to prevent these dogs from being unruly.

24. Cocker Spannet

Cocker Spannet Cocker Spaniel Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: Cocker Spaniel & Whippet

If you are fond of friendly and good-natured dogs, then the Cocker Spannet, a mix of the Cocker Spaniel and the Whippet, is the right dog for you.

It is difficult to predict the actual appearance of this hybrid and will follow the genes of the dominant parent.

Cocker Spannets will most likely be medium-sized dogs having leaner builds, longer snouts and legs, and short, smooth coats if they take more after the Whippet. 

Meanwhile, they may have average builds with drooping ears, broad noses, and silky and wavy coats, especially on their ears, legs, and tails, if they inherit these traits from the Cocker Spaniel.

When it comes to their behavior, Cocker Spannets are very sweet, loving, charming, and snuggly dogs. They love companionship, and they require the attention of their owners.

In fact, they can be subject to separation anxiety if they are left alone for a long time.

25. French Bullwhip

French Bullwhip French Bulldog Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: French Bulldog & Whippet

Another friendly and well-mannered hybrid on this list is the French Bullwhip, which is the cross between a French Bulldog and a Whippet. 

It is a small to medium-sized dog standing about 11 to 22 inches and weighing 16 to 40 pounds. Depending on the parents’ genes, this hybrid can have a slender body and long legs if it takes the features of the Whippet.

Meanwhile, it can have a stockier and more muscular body, short, stubby legs, brachycephalic features, and bat-like ears if it inherits these traits from the French Bulldog.

French Bullwhips are very sweet, affectionate, charming, playful, and loving dogs. They are also very sociable, even with kids, strangers, and other pets. Hence, do not expect them to properly function as watch or guard dogs.

Their love of companionship and attention also makes them prone to separation anxiety, so crate training and constant companionship are recommended for this mix.

26. Shar Peippet

Shar Peippet Shar Pei Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: Shar Pei & Whippet

The Shar Peippet is an unusual combination of two dogs with distinct body types, the Shar Pei and the Whippet. Hence, the look of this hybrid can be so diverse, even with puppies of the same litter.

If it takes the presence of the Shar Pei more, then it can have a compact, medium-sized body, wrinkly features all over, a broad hippopotamus-like muzzle, small eyes, and tiny, triangular ears.

On the other hand, if it inherits the trait of the Whippet more, it may have a much more slender body, a long neck, and long, sturdy legs.

Meanwhile, the Shar Pieppet is most like going to have a single layer of short coat. Depending on the dominant parent trait, it may also be rough and wrinkly or straight.

Despite being loving dogs to their families, Shar Peippets can have bouts of aggression if not treated well. Hence, obedience and early socialization are critical for them.

27. Whiprott

Whiprott Rottweiler Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: Rottweiler & Whippet

The mix of the Rottweiler and the Whippet is regularly referred to as the Whiprott. This hybrid is suitable for those looking for effective and alert guard dogs that are also very gentle and affectionate with their families.

These dogs normally look like toned-down Rottweilers yet maintain their muscular bodies and robust features. Their proud stance and usual dark-brown eyes also add to their courageous presence.

With this mix’s immense energy and tendency to be stubborn, creating an excellent physical and mental routine is key to driving its good behavior. 

The Whiprott also needs assertive and dominant leadership for it to follow commands. So it is not the best option for first-time pet owners.

Further, the Whiprott may not be the best hybrid to get along well with your other dogs in a multi-pet environment. Hence, if you have other dogs, you may want to consider other friendlier Whippet mixes.

28. Rat Whippet

Rat Whippet Rat Terrier Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: Rat Terrier & Whippet

If you want to get your house rid of vermins or rodents, the Rat Whippet, or Rat Whip, can get this task done for you. This designer dog is the intelligent and agile cross of the Rat Terrier and the Whippet.

The Rat Whippet usually weighs between 10 and 30 pounds and stands around 10 to 22 inches. It also mostly has a slender and muscular body type, a long snout, erect or semi-erect ears, and short, smooth coats.

Its coat colors are usually black, cream, white, and fawn. They may also have patches or markings, depending on the coat of the parents used for breeding.

As mentioned, the Rat Whippet is known for its very energetic and agile nature, along with its high prey drive. They are ideal hunting companions and are very effective in keeping your home vermin-free.

These dogs are also very intelligent, making them highly trainable.

29. Whelpie

Whelpie Australian Kelpie Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: Australian Kelpie & Whippet

One of the rarer Whippet mixes is the Whelpie, which is its cross with the Australian Kelpie. It is usually a medium-sized dog with a muscular build and either a short single or double coat, depending on the dominant parent.

Whelpies measure approximately 18 to 22 inches tall and weigh between 20 and 60 pounds. They usually have long snouts, pointed, erect ears, and sturdy legs.

Its usual coat colors include black, blue, cream, fawn, red, white, brown, tan, and brindle.

Though Kelpie Whippet mixes are loving and affectionate dogs, they might not be too tolerant of children, are quite reserved with strangers, and might not get along well with other pets.

Hence, early socialization is a must to make these dogs more well-rounded.

Further, Whelpies are intelligent and dedicated working dogs with high herding instincts. This means physical and mentally stimulating activities are needed to satisfy these dogs.

30. Sheltie Whippet

Sheltie Whippet Shetland Sheepdog Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: Shetland Sheepdog & Whippet

The Sheltie Whippet is the beautiful cross between the Shetland Sheepdog and the Whippet. This is a small hybrid measuring only 13 to 22 inches tall and weighing anywhere between 11 and 40 pounds.

One of the main differences between the two parent breeds is the coat type. If it takes more after the Whippet, the Sheltie Whippet can have a smooth, short, and straight coat.

On the other hand, expect it to have a double coat of silky and straight medium to long fur if the Sheltie gene is more dominant in this mix.

Further, it can also carry the solid colors of the Whippet or the color combinations of the Sheltie.

These dogs are very energetic, sociable, gentle, and loving dogs. They can get along well with all family members and are fond of children. They are also very friendly with strangers, which makes them inefficient watchdogs.

31. Bullwhip

Bullwhip English Bulldog Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: English Bulldog & Whippet

Another combination of two breeds with distinct appearances is the Bullwhip or the combination of the English Bulldog and the Whippet.

The size of the Bullwhip can play anywhere from medium to large, and its build may also range between the muscular and stocky Bulldog and the lean Whippet.

Further, they may also sport the huge heads, short legs, and loose skin of English Bulldogs or the long, lean skulls, small, folded ears, and straight legs of Whippets. 

Should they inherit the brachycephalic feature of the Bulldog, ensure to monitor their playtime outside and not expose them to extreme weather conditions.

Temperament-wise, Bullwhips have a happy and cheerful disposition. They are also very friendly and can interact well with children. They are also laid-back, calm, smart, and independent.

However, they can also have stubborn streaks. Hence, it is recommended that they undergo obedience training to make them easier to handle.

32. American Bulldog Whippet Mix

American Bulldog Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: American Bulldog & Whippet

Produced out of breeding the American Bulldog and the Whippet, the American Bulldog Whippet mix is quite unpredictable when it comes to size. However, it may fall anywhere between a medium to a large-sized dog.

Its body type may also fall in between the stocky and muscular American Bulldog and the slender yet robust Whippet. It may also have long snouts or flat and broad skulls, depending on the genes of the dominant parent.

This mix will also most likely have a single layer of smooth, short coat. Its color can be solid or a combination of two to three colors, also depending on the pattern it gets from its parents.

Further, despite their dominating appearance, these dogs are loving and affectionate. They also thrive on the attention of their owners. This can give them the tendency to be jealous of other dogs their owners pay attention to. 

33. Blue Heeler Whippet Mix

Blue Heeler Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: Blue Heeler & Whippet

The Blue Heeler Whippet mix combines the best traits of the Australian Cattle Dog, or the Blue Heeler, and the Whippet. 

The size of this medium-sized dog usually falls between 18 and 20 inches and weighs around 20 to 50 pounds. They are mostly observed to have muscular and lean bodies and pointed ears that become pricked as they grow.

They also usually sport small and sturdy legs, unpatched eyes, and small, fluffy tails. Their coats may also fall anywhere from short to long, depending on the coat type of the dominant parent.

These dogs are both highly energetic and are also very intelligent. This means that you must also be strict in giving them their daily schedule of physical activities and mental stimulation exercises to keep them engaged.

Further, they are very affectionate and loyal dogs. They are also low shedders and low-maintenance dogs, making them easy to groom.

34. Saluki Whippet Mix

Saluki Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: Saluki & Whippet

The Saluki Whippet mix features two sighthounds which make this cross quite a predictable one.

The weight of this mix may fall between 25 and 65 pounds, while it stands at around 18 to 28 inches. It will most likely have a slender body, long legs, and a single coat of short fur with silky feathering on the ears and tail.

It may have a rough coat on these areas if it does not have any feathering. It may also wear the dominant coat colors of both the Saluki and the Whippet.

When it comes to behavior, the Saluki Whippet mix has a ton of energy to spare, so make sure to give them a good amount of physical and mental exercise daily.

Further, the strong sighthound nature in this mix makes it quite independent. While it is aloof with strangers, it is difficult for this mix to resist chasing smaller animals.

35. Pug Whippet Mix

Pug Whippet mix
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Parent Breeds: Pug & Whippet

If you are on the hunt for an entertaining Whippet mix, then you should look into its cross with the Pug. The Pug Whippet mix is an energetic, playful, and comical dog that carries the appearance of both its parents.

These hybrids are small to medium-sized dogs that have compact bodies. If they take after the Pug more, they may inherit its folds and its flat muzzle. Meanwhile, they can have longer features if the Whippet gene dominates.

These affectionate dogs enjoy being cuddled and thrive on their owners’ affection. This makes them prone to separation anxiety if left alone for long periods. 

They also tend to be jealous of the affection their owners may show other dogs.

Further, the playful and energetic nature of these dogs must be controlled if they have flat muzzles. This ensures they do not experience breathing problems when they get too tired.

Final Thoughts

With the wide variety of Whippet mix appearances, behaviors, training and grooming needs, and health considerations, careful research must be done by each interested fur parent to land with the most suitable one.

Aside from your personal preferences, also take into account your current lifestyle, environment, and ability to commit to the very specific needs of these designer breeds.

Remember that all these Whippet mixes must be given time for their physical activities and mental stimulation exercises. This ensures that you experience the best behaviors from these dogs for the rest of their lives.

Have you determined yet what particular Whippet mix best fits you? We would love to hear your opinions in the comments section below!!

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