Whippet Bibliography

Books and pamphlets

The Whippet

By Bo Bengston
(2011) Available in both hardcover, and for e-readers—the most up to date and comprehensive book available, written by the AWC’s Breed Historian. Kennel Club Classics/BowTiePress: Freehold, NJ.


By D. Caroline Coile, PhD
(1998) Very good general reference on care and training of a Whippet companion. Barron's Educational Series.

The Complete Whippet

by Louis Pegram
(1976) Out of date, but an excellent addition to any collection of books on the breed. Howell Books, Inc.: New York.

Whippets Today

by Patsy Gilmour
(1994) Excellent book on the breed, with emphasis on important bloodlines and dogs. Howell Books, Inc.: New York.

The English Whippet

by E.G. Walsh & Mary Lowe
Originally published in 1984, and written primarily for the serious fancier, with chapters on Whippets afield. Boydell & Brewer, Ltd.: London.

The Illustrated Standard

The AWC guide to understanding the American Kennel Club's Whippet breed standard. Available from the AWC.

Playtraining Your Dog

by Patricia Gail Burnham
(1985)—Training techniques that work well with sighthounds. St. Martin's Press: New York.

Newsletters, magazines and periodicals

The Whippet News Annual

The annual magazine of the American Whippet Club. Available from the AWC.

Wendy Clark, Editor
5088 Breckenhurst Drive, Hilliard, OH 43026. (614) 777-0124, email

The Whippet News

A monthly newsletter by the American Whippet Club. Free to AWC members and available through subscription to the public. Available from the AWC.


Online publication with articles, ads, and show and event coverage. Free to view online. www.ewhippetzine.com

Sighthound Review


Sight and Scent



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