So many times we look through shelters and rescue organizations for the keyword “Whippet” only to find the dog is not a Whippet! It may be skinny or it may have ears that tip on the ends like a Whippet’s but to the knowledgeable, it’s obviously some other breed of dog.
|Frequently misidentified as Whippets are American Staffordshire Terrier mixes or “pit bull” mixes with natural, uncropped ears.||This is another example of a “pit bull” type dog with natural ears, giving the head and expression some similarity to that of purebred Whippets.|
|This is a Great Dane mix — probably thought to be a Whippet mix because of the brindle coat and tipped ears.||This is a Jack Russell mix. Very cute, but not a Whippet.|
|This is a border collie mixed with another breed. It’s listed as a Whippet mix probably because of the ears, coat color, and markings.||This is an Italian Greyhound mix. It’s listed as a Whippet mix but is too fine boned to be a Whippet.|