Once you decide a whippet is indeed the breed for you, the next thing you'll learn is that it may not be easy to find one. Whippets are not an extremely popular breed and are not usually readily available. Buying a puppy is not like buying a household appliance and you shouldn't "order" one from a website. This is a very protected breed and the people who love them are careful not to over-breed. Don't count on bringing one home tomorrow. Be prepared to spend some time on a waiting list, to drive several hours, or to pay for shipping. But if this is the right breed for you, it's well worth the wait.

Spend the waiting time deciding on and buying the supplies you'll need. Join some whippet email lists, visit some websites, and read books about whippets. Whippet owners are a close-knit community and you'll find lots of friends online while you wait for your whippet. Most whippet breeders are extremely conscientious and sell their puppies to the very best homes they can find. Most will ask you to agree to spay or neuter your pup if you don't plan to show, and will probably furnish limited (non-breeding) registration. There are three good reasons for this requirement:

  • to prevent over-breeding and increasing the number of whippets in shelters and rescue because there are not enough good homes for them;
  • to maintain the quality of the breed by breeding only the best dogs in health, appearance, instinct, and temperament, and
  • to prevent careless breeding.

Breeding healthy, sound dogs requires an understanding of the breed's form and function, at least a basic knowledge of genetics and heredity, and some study into hereditary health problems specific to the breed. Too often people simply buy a male and a female of the same breed and breed them without regard to genetic health, temperament, or conformity to the breed standard. That's why so many dogs of the more popular breeds that bear little resemblance to the breeds their owners say they are.

Puppies should never leave their mothers before eight weeks, and by that time should have been wormed and had at least one set of puppy shots (distemper/hepatitis/parvovirus). Ideally, you want a puppy who has been raised "underfoot" in the home of the breeder. Kennel-raised puppies are a good bet only if they have received lots and lots of attention and socialisation. Also expect a lot of questions of the sort on our puppy questionnaire. A good breeder raises their puppies with love, and they want to find the best homes for them. A lot of responsibility comes with bringing new life into the world, and a breeder sends a little piece of their heart home with each pup. Don't take offence or think they are just being nosey. It's difficult to let go of little ones you've brought into the world and totally devoted yourself to for eight to ten weeks. The breeder will need to assure themselves that you're going to take very good care of the puppy they entrust you with.

Most of all, a breeder should be someone you feel at ease with. When you buy a puppy, you also should be making a friend for life. The breeder is your most valuable resource should problems arise, and you want to feel completely comfortable calling on them. They will appreciate it if you stay in touch and keep them updated on your pup's progress.

Just as in any hobby, there are nice people and not-nice people involved. You don't have to put up with rudeness or a person who cannot give up control of the puppy even after you take it home. Find a breeder you really like, even if it means waiting a little longer. Breeders often have adult whippets looking for homes for various reasons. Sometimes a show puppy doesn't live up to it’s potential; occasionally there's a dog who doesn't get along with another dog in the household. Sometimes a breeder just realizes they have more whippets than they needs! If you want an adult Whippet, check with rescue first. If there are no rescues available in your area, start checking with breeders or on our Rescue page.






  ... Breeders Directory ...
        The following is a list (in alphabetical order) of Whippet Club of Queensland members
with registered kennels.

If you are a club member and would like your details listed here please contact the Secretary.









ALARVES Jenni McKernan   0408 425 423 Ocean View - Qld [email protected]
ALLSTARS Margaret Burnside

08 8522 3394

Gawler - SA [email protected]
ASLAN Lana McCrindle 07 4959 1353 Mackay [email protected]
JETAIME Valerie Reichert 0499 977 995 Gold Coast [email protected]
JEULIZE Julie Jenkins 0408 007 036 Redcliffe [email protected]
JORDEAUX Ian Barnwell 0438 223 714 Gold Coast [email protected]
PHOENWAY Serge and Silvana
0407 033 560 Toowoomba [email protected]
RICOSHADE Cherie White 0422 151620 Chambers Flat [email protected]
SHAWTHING Vicki Shaw 0417 788611 Sunshine Coast [email protected]



 ... Puppy Listings ...

Ricoshade Whippets

At Ricoshade we have gorgeous quality puppies with a lot of love to give you, available to loving forever homes.
Born on 16/03/2023 you can view them on our FB page: Ricoshade Whippets.
They will be wormed every 2 weeks from 2 weeks old, microchipped and had their first vaccination.

They will come with a puppy pack, a month's free pet insurance, a voucher for a 3kg bag of Eukanuba puppy biscuits and a lifetime of support from us.

Puppies will also be DNA tested for proof of parentage.

Please contact us on [email protected] or call 0422151620



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  Alarves Whippets

Dogs QLD Member - 4100144903
Please contact Dogs QLD on email: [email protected] to verify my membership.

Breeder Supply Number : 4100144903

Alarves Hounds offers for sale, two beautiful fawn and white girls. We have now finally made our difficult choice of our keeper so these two prettily marked Whippet babies are available to loving forever homes.

This litter is a repeat mating that produced FCh Alarves Gotscha For Life – “Pretzel”, and like him & his Daddy, “Harry” – Multi BIF Multi BIG RUBIS Ch FCh sFCh Alarves Wam Bam Thank U Maam LCX2, and other Harry children, I am hopeful that there will be more amazing lure coursing & conformation stars within this litter. Mum is the beautiful "Cadence"- Arcon Out Of The Blue JC, imported from New Zealand.

These girls are healthy, happy & are already showing the drive and passion to chase a plastic bag!

This litter has been thoughtfully bred from beautiful bloodlines incorporating Peperone, Nevedith, Arcon, Beesholme & Ronndal lines. They are well conformed for show but also have the temperament to be someone’s best friend and companion.

Alarves puppies are whelped & raised in the lounge room & are well socialised with people, other dogs and cats. They are accustomed to all the goings on of a busy household, are microchipped, vet checked, vaccinated (8 week & 12 week), wormed fortnightly & tick/flea/heartworm prevention given. They are also DNA typed for parentage certification & will be registered on Main Register with Dogs Qld. A complete puppy pack & 6 weeks FREE puppy insurance is provided.

For info please contact Jenni on 0408425423 or [email protected]

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