Whippet racing

American Whippet Clubs

The American Whippet Club (AWC) is the national breed club for Whippets within the American Kennel Club. The AWC promotes the showing, responsible breeding, obedience training and competition, lure coursing and versatility of the Whippet breed.

The Whippet is a medium-sized sighthound, combining elegance and athleticism with a friendly, amiable disposition. In temperament, the Whippet is affectionate and gentle but is capable of great intensity during sporting events. Originating in England, the breed was first recognized in this country by the American Kennel Club in 1888.

The AWC is the parent organization that oversees most recognized Whippet activities in the United States. The AWC unites people interested in breeding and competition and improving and preserving the health and character of the dog breed for the purposes of showing, racing, coursing, obedience and pet ownership. It is also responsible for promoting good sportsmanship at events that are held under its auspices.

On the AWC site, you can learn about Whippets as both companions and competition dogs, and about the breed’s history, temperament traits, and overall health and care. You can also learn more about Whippet activities and upcoming events, and about our club, with resources to connect with breeders and fellow Whippet fanciers.

We hope you will enjoy your visit to the American Whippet Club website!

Also, there are many independent Whippet clubs throughout the US that put on lure trials, fun matches, supported entries, independent specialties and race meets. Below is a list of many of these clubs. You may wish to contact the one closest to you so that you can be emailed any information on their upcoming events.

ALAMO AREA WHIPPET CLUB

Texas, ASFA & AKC Lure Coursing
Secretary: Matthew Kinch,  email

ARIZONA WHIPPET ASSOCIATION

CASCADE WHIPPET CLUB 

11121 NE 93rd Street, Vancouver, WA  98662

EASTERN WHIPPET ASSOCIATION

New Jersey, racing, coursing

Secretary: Marcia Wirth
R.D. 19
Kettle Run Rd.
Marlton, NJ 08053-9801

GREATER CHICAGO WHIPPET CLUB, INC. 

Specialty, matches, racing

GREATER SAN DIEGO WHIPPET ASSOC.

Specialty show, matches, race practices, rescue

Contact: Dianne Bowen
470 Oxford St.
Chula Vista, CA 91911-2807
619-427-2982, email

THE GREATER TWIN CITIES WHIPPET CLUB

Matches, coursing, racing, rescue

Secretary: Gail Wieberdink
569 Woodhill Drive
Roseville, MN 55113
email

JERSEY RAG RACERS WHIPPET ASSOCIATION

Coursing, racing, matches

Carol & John Huff
2367 Bryansville Road
Delta, PA  17314
717-456-7645, email

LONE STAR WHIPPET CLUB

Specialty, ASFA & AKC Coursing

Secretary: Karen Black
10121 Tantarra Drive
Burleson, TX  76028
817-426-4391,  email

NEW ENGLAND WHIPPET CLUB

WRA and NOTRA racing & fun matches

Secretary: Dale Healy
P. O. Box 6
Jericho, VT  05464
email

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WHIPPET CLUB

Concord, CA, Racing, coursing, newsletter

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WHIPPET FANCIERS ASSOCIATION

Specialty, matches, racing, coursing

PHILADELPHIA AREA WHIPPET SOCIETY/
MID-ATLANTIC WHIPPET RACING ASSOCIATION

DC/Baltimore/Philly/New Jersey, CWA racing, matches, AWC Supported Entry

Karen Lee, email

RIVER CITY RACING ASSOCIATION

Sacramento, CA, NAWRA and NOTRA racing, matches

Race Secretary: Jen Jensen, email

SHOW-ME WHIPPET CLUB

Racing

Cheri Boutelle
6380 N. Murray Lane
Columbia, MO. 65202
573-447-2476, email

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WHIPPET ASSOCIATION

Specialty, racing, coursing, match

Secretary: Tammy Carver, email

WESTERN WASHINGTON WHIPPET ASSOCIATION 

An independent Whippet club in Western Washington offering specialty shows, lure coursing, racing, obedience, education and breeder referral. email

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