Do you have a whippety question? Enter here your query or keyword.


Influential Whippet Kennels

Which are the most influential whippet kennels? In this page you’ll find the names of famous whippet breeders and kennels that still may appear in your dog’s pedigree.


Influential British Kennels

In 1891 the whippet dog breed was officially recognized by the Kennel Club in England.

With the registration, breeders started breeding not only for speed but also for looks, creating an elegant, working dog of exceptional speed.

Early whippet breeders were Mr. A. Lamotte (Shirley), Mr. H. Bottomley (Manorley), Mr. W.Beara (Willes), Mr. W.Lewis Renwick (Watford).

After the difficult years of world war II whippets became more popular and most kennels based their programs on the Tiptree dogs of Stanley Wilkins.

Here are some of the influential British kennels that shaped the breed as we know it today:

Sapperly, Seagift, Allways, Wingedfoot, Of Test, Harque, Hillgarth, Teighways, Ladiesfield, Dragonhill, Ballagan, Tweseldown, Poltesco, Laguna, Peppard, Banachie, Fleeting, Deepridge, Shalfleet, Glenbervie, Cockrow, Dondelayo, Samarkand, Allgarth, Walkabout, Barmoll, Flarepath, Denorsi, Silkstone, Courthill, Oakbark, lowglen, Nevedith, Peperone, Savilepark, Welstar, Baldrey, Dumbriton, Nimrodel.


American Notable Whippet Kennels

Also in America, the interest in the whippet dog breed started with racing, then after the official recognition, showing became increasingly popular.

In America the breed was recognized in 1888 and the first whippet registered by the American Kennel Club was a dog named Jack Dempsey.

Until the 1940s the most influential kennels were: Meander, Mardomere, Pennyworth, Stoney Meadows, Whipoo, Gold Dust.

Leading kennels of the 1960s and 1970s were: Bohem, Highlight, Marial, Runners, Morshor, Sporting Fields, Hound Hill, Whippoorwill, Merci Isle, Delacreme, Bo-Betts.

In the 1980s the Hamrya, Chelsea, Surrey Hill, Starline begin to emerge as most notable kennels of those years.



Swedish Whippet Kennels

In 1914 whippets are included in the stud book of the Swedish Kennel Club and in the 1940s, after world war II the breed becomes more and more popular.

In those years the Fleet Foot and Tundran kennels were the most influential.

Other notable kennels are: Bojar, Seeberga, Bohem, Gardsjons, Accent’s, Airescot, Bokella, Balzac, Carmodey, Colt’s, Delaklin, Equus, Fennaur, Foxy, Hjortonblommans, Klenod’s, Memoar, PerMo’bile, Signum.


The historical information in this page comes from these whippet books that offer an invaluable help to anyone seriously researching the whippet dog breed and its pedigree information.




Search the Whippet Archives and discover about the ancestry of your dog. Click on the link to search and add information to the whippet archives.

Back to Whippet Breeders

Go from Influential Whippet Kennels to TheWhippet.net Homepage




Subscribe to my Free Newsletter!

With the free e-zine you'll get a house training flash course plus a handy infographic.

And your e-mail address is always safe with us, don't worry!




Recent Articles

  1. Hide n Seek

    Jul 08, 20 11:09 AM

    Why does my whippet want me to find his bone? He hides milk bones all over the place and sometimes he finds it immediately and hides it again and again.

    Read More

  2. Adoption

    Jul 08, 20 11:05 AM

    My wife and I are really struggling finding 'the right' smallish rescue dog and what we don't want to do is buy from a breeder. Has to be a bitch and everyone

    Read More

  3. Happy Neutered Male Whippet Looking for a Pal

    May 10, 20 01:08 PM

    Charming playful (neutered) male whippet aged 5 looking for a whippet pal. I take plenty of rest between showing off in the park. Text me on 0868114974,

    Read More