PURINA: Your Pet, Our Passion

TO ALL PET LOVERS: We would like to assure you that we are considered an essential business. Purina is operating as normal, our supply chains are open and all efforts are being made to ensure we can keep the stores stocked with product as best as we can during these uncertain times. We ask everyone to shop as normally as possible and to be considerate to ensure everyone can get the food they need for their pets. Please be kind, patient and considerate to other shoppers and all store staff during what is an unsettling time for all. Enjoy the extra time at home with loved ones, your pets will no doubt love having you home. We are still here for you, if you need any assistance our Pet Care Advisors are still available on 0800 738 847 or AskPurina@nz.nestle.com.



An elegant sighthound capable of speeds up to 56 kph, the Whippet developed in England, where he was used for racing and rabbit hunting. Amiable, friendly and gentle, Whippets make excellent indoor companions. Despite their intensity during sporting pursuits, they are quiet and dignified at home. These natural athletes do best with regular exercise.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Suitable for apartment living
  • Not hypoallergenic
Did you know?
A Whippet called Ashley Whippet was the first flying disc dog. In 1974, the dog and his 19-year-old owner, Alex Stein, dashed onto the Dodger Stadium baseball field and began performing flying disc tosses for fans and a television audience, inciting a national flying disc craze.
Also Known As:
English Whippet
Snap dog
  • Size Medium
  • Height Males – 48 to 58.5 centimetres at the withers Females – 46 to 53 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight 9 to 18 kilograms
  • Coat Short/Smooth
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Any
  • Activities Agility, Conformation, Lure Coursing, Racing
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both