Welcome To The Whippet Health Foundation, Inc.!
The Whippet Health Foundation is a tax-exempt nonprofit Corporation formed to provide financial and other support for individuals and organizations focusing their educational and research efforts on dogs in general and the Whippet in particular. To this end, we have launched a comprehensive health database for Whippets which can be accessed via the Database button at the top right of this page.
To find out more about our organization, please visit the About Us page.
To make a donation, please visit the Donations page.
Please use the buttons at the top of this page to access much more information about our organization and Whippet health.
Investigation into Diet-Associated Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dogs
Dr. Darcy Adin at the University of Florida has an update on her research into Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM). The Whippet Health Foundation contributed $12,000 toward her grant for this research. Please click the links here to see the updates.
Working Dog Brain Study
Research into the neural and behavioral variation in working dog breeds. Of particular interest is the relationship between individual variation in brain organization and predisposition to acquire new learned skills. We are looking for dogs that are actively engaged in breed-specific behaviors (e.g., sighthounds that “hunt” naturalistic lures regularly). If possible, we are also looking for littermate or blood-relative “duds” who don’t show much skill at those same tasks..
WHF Announces Futurity Incentive Program
The Whippet Health Foundation strongly encourages health testing for all Whippets, especially those involved in breeding programs. The WHF is now offering a cash incentive to AWC Futurity class winners whose parents meet certain criteria.