The Whippet is one of the most iconic racing dog breeds. It is part of the Hound group and is known to relish human contact and cuddles. Some have suggested that the breed may descend from the Greyhound after Miners in the 17th Century bred it down. The Whippet is the easiest of the dog breeds in the Hound group to train, though it may still take time and determination to get it to perform tricks. Once trained in obedience, however, the Whippet makes an exceptional dog model, animal actor, and PR dog. Best of all, they get along fine with cats and dogs and are great with children.