We are located in the East Texas Pineywoods, and are very convenient to Dallas, Houston, and Shreveport.
I have owned, shown, bred, and enjoyed living with Whippets since 1970. My first whippet named Susy, literally attended some of my classes at the University of Arizona. It's not that hard to hide a whippet when you are in a chemistry class of over 1000, and you sit close to the back of the auditorium. I believe whippets to be one of the "Best Kept Secrets" of dog breeds.
Asthetically they are unique, sleek, elegant, and built for speed. They blend into most family situations well, as they are always keen to join in on any activity, and equally excited about taking a nap with you. They tend to be laid back, and easy to live with, yet quite alert, and some are even pretty top notch watch dogs. The most endearing trait of a whippet is their desire to bond and become your closest friend, and soul partner.
As a breeder I place temperament and liveability above all else when I breed a litter of pups. After that comes health and then beauty and soundness. I am always looking for the next lovely one to take to the show ring, but of course, in a typical litter, there will some pups that do not have the desire, or exactly what they may be looking for in the show ring, so those whippets can make wonderful companions and sometimes performance dogs or therapy dogs. Feel free to browse the site to see more about our foundation, current whippet residents and our available whippets. We welcome visitors and are always happy to assist with any whippet or dog related questions. Thanks for visiting Whisperun.
Whisperun is also the home of homebred Champion Italian Greyhounds and also Standard Poodles. These breeds both blend in well to a household of whippets. Just like one's own children, each one is special in their own ways. Please visit whisperunitaliangreyhounds.com or whisperunpoodles.com to learn more about our involvement in those breeds.
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In 2010 I got my first whippet from R. Jolene Davis and was blessed with the most loving and beautiful companion for more than thirteen years. When Emmitt passed away after a full and joyous life I reached back out to her, primarily just to thank her for allowing me to take home such a special dog. It just so happened that she had whelped another litter recently and, to make a long story short, last week we brought home Judd - a remarkable black and white parti male - who has the same beauty, grace and goofiness of his predecessor. After meeting Jolene in person I understand why she breeds such wonderful dogs as her excitement, love and knowledge of whippets is undeniable. I would strongly recommend her and her kennel to anyone looking for a whippet. Now I just need to convince my wife to let me get another one....
I am writing to express my sincere appreciation for Jolene's help in finding the perfect whippet puppy for me. I had been searching for a whippet for several months, and I was starting to get discouraged. I had visited several breeders, but I had not found a puppy that was a good fit for me and my family.
When I came to your kennel, I was immediately impressed by the way you cared for your dogs. Your whippets were all healthy, happy and well-socialized. I could tell that you took great pride in your breeding program. When I met Billi, I knew right away that he was the one for me. Billi has been a joy to have in our family. He is the perfect combination of playful and cuddly. He loves to go for walks, play fetch and cuddle up on the couch. He is also very well-behaved.
I am so grateful to you for helping me find Billi. He is a wonderful addition to our family, and I know that we will have many happy years together.
Thank you again for everything, Jolene.
Five years ago this month I contacted Jolene because I had just lost my beloved IG. My grandmother always told me how fabulous Whippets were, so I decided to finally get one. My fabulous boy has been the most loyal, loving companion one could ever want. We go out at 5 AM for a run on the golf course every day, never missing a day. My vet tells me he has the healthiest heart she has ever heard. I am constantly being stopped on walks or in Home Depot because people want to admire his gorgeous coloration or rave about his amazing demeanor. My entire family adore him and know that Grandma is protected on early walks, whether in the city or on the ranch. He has been incredibly easy to train and understands many commands, far more than I would expect him to. Obviously, Jolene’s Whippets have exceptional qualities because people who know about them have indicated that I am very fortunate to have him. I agree.
My family fell in love with "Scout" the first time we saw her puppy pics on the website. Our Blue-Brindle Irish female is now nearly 13 weeks old and has exploded in growth from when we picked her up at 8 weeks (right at 13lbs at the moment). Sooo pretty .. and she's got those eyes ... absolutely gorgeous. She has been the easiest pup too ... took to potty training within a day; just an all-around really intelligent little girl. Her personality is off the charts!! We simply could not be more pleased with her!! From our first inquiry to Take-Home day, Jolene was amazing to work with. She's very knowledgeable and always politely answered all of our questions. If you're considering a whippet, Whisperun is the place to be looking!