15 Historical Facts About Whippets You Might Not Know

#10 The name of the whippet comes from the word “whippet”, which means “driven by the whip.”

So the dogs were nicknamed for their very high speed, which can be compared with a lightning blow of a whip.

#11 Initially, whippets were simply called all fast small dogs, and how this name came to mean the whole breed is still unclear.

#12 In the 19th century, dog racing gained immense popularity, and this gave a new breath for the development of the Whippet breed.

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