A dog of a small slender breed originally produced as a cross between the greyhound and the terrier or spaniel, bred for racing.
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- In addition to salukis, eligible breeds are whippets, greyhounds, Afghan hounds, borzois, Ibizan hounds, pharaoh hounds, Irish wolfhounds, and Scottish deerhounds.
- There will be three rings at the dog show for greyhounds, lurchers, whippets and any other breeds.
- ‘I've always loved greyhounds and whippets,’ says Myles, glancing over at his pet's naturally doleful expression.
early 17th century: partly from obsolete whippet 'move briskly'.