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
11121 NE 93rd Street, Vancouver, WA 98662
EASTERN WHIPPET ASSOCIATION
New Jersey, racing, coursing
Secretary: Marcia Wirth
Kettle Run Rd.
Marlton, NJ 08053-9801
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
THE GREATER TWIN CITIES WHIPPET CLUB
Matches, coursing, racing, rescue
Secretary: Gail Wieberdink
569 Woodhill Drive
Roseville, MN 55113
JERSEY RAG RACERS WHIPPET ASSOCIATION
Coursing, racing, matches
Carol & John Huff
2367 Bryansville Road
Delta, PA 17314
LONE STAR WHIPPET CLUB
Specialty, ASFA & AKC Coursing
Secretary: Karen Black
10121 Tantarra Drive
Burleson, TX 76028
NEW ENGLAND WHIPPET CLUB
WRA and NOTRA racing & fun matches
Secretary: Dale Healy
P. O. Box 6
Jericho, VT 05464
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
6380 N. Murray Lane
Columbia, MO. 65202
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WHIPPET ASSOCIATION
Specialty, racing, coursing, match
Secretary: Tammy Carver, email
An independent Whippet club in Western Washington offering specialty shows, lure coursing, racing, obedience, education and breeder referral. email