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Whippets are descended from the larger Greyhound breed.
Small varieties of greyhound have existed for hundreds of years.
But the Whippet was recognized as an independent breed by the Kennel Club in 1891.
Whippets were originally used to catch small game, such as rabbits and rats.
However, people quickly found a fun alternative to this line of work. Whippet racing
They began to use Whippets for gambling as well.
They created rag races, where the dogs ran on straight tracks across fields, chasing a rag or piece of cloth.
Today’s Whippets are still used for work by farmers and game keepers in England.
And they still occasionally race in areas where it racing is still popular.
The British Whippet Racing Association was formed in 1967, and is still active today.
But due to their small size and very affectionate character, most modern Whippets are now beloved and admired family pets in homes around the world.