Whippet Dog Activities

The whippet dog is a great match for active people. Find out about whippet racing association, the famous Ashley, dog agility, hunting, dog shows, and hiking with your whippet.



These small hounds, although calm and relaxed in the house, are one of the best suited dog breeds for active people who can appreciate this breed's unique characteristics.

There are many ways to enjoy the outdoor with these multitalented dogs. Discover them in these pages.



Whippet coursing

Lure Coursing

Why should you get up at the break of dawn on Sunday morning, drag along all the family and endure the elements just to join a coursing meeting? Because you are going to love every minute of it!

Whippet dogs excel in lure coursing and it is a joy to watch them show off their natural talents. Find out about the best whippet racing gear and how to prevent running injuries.


Racing

The whippet was very popular with the coal miners in Northern England for his unparalleled ability as racing dog of incredible sprinting acceleration. This dog breed characteristic is still intact and you can really appreciate it on a day at the races. The acceleration of a whippet in action is amazing. Click on the title to watch a whippet rag racing video.


Dog Shows

Whippets are among the easiest breeds to prepare for the ring but training a show dog requires some preparation. Click here to read about our showing adventures with our new pup and find out how to train whippets for shows.


Whippet at dog show


Frisbee

Find out about whippet frisbee training and how to teach your dog to catch a frisbee like Ashley whippet.

Agility

If you think only border collies excel in agility, think again. Not only whippets can be successfully trained but they can also excel on the agility course. Whippet agility training can be fun and rewarding.


Whippet enjoying dog agility, the tunnel


Hunting

Our small hounds have a strong chasing instinct and are great hunting dogs. Enjoy this collection of hunting dog pictures and find out about the best book about working and hunting whippets.

Hiking With Your Dog

Is a whippet a good hiking dog? You bet! Hiking with a whippet is a great way to keep fit and enjoy nature with your best friend. Find out about the best places where to go hiking with your dog in North America.



Whippet competing in flyball


Flyball

Whippets enjoy and excel in flyball, a relay race where dogs must catch a tennis ball released from a box and then bring it back to their humans over an obstacle course.


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