Extract taken from the Kennel Club's Illustrated Breed Standards:
"There can be few breeds with more delightful charm than the dainty Whippet. Size tends to vary in different countries, although the standard requires an animal standing around the 20-inch mark, but no matter the size, the essence is in the balance of muscularity with neatness, power with elegance. Carrying a short, fine coat, cleanliness is the Whippet's hallmark and it is easy to get him tidy enough for the house within a very short time after returning from a country walk in winter.
The description of his temperament in the official standard, 'gentle and affectionate', is a considerable understatement; he has a true love for the company of mankind and is equally at home in castle or cottage. Light enough to pick up when necessary, but spirited enough to spend a long day on exercise, with a tremendous turn of speed over short distances, he represents one of the most deservedly popular of all the sporting dogs"
This a true reflection of this super little dog we are all proud to own. In the show ring, none of us mind not winning a prize because we certainly take home the best prize of all - our whippets!