Longrun Whippets

Welcome to our website!

Stay awhile and look around at our many pages and hundreds of photos. We hope you’ll enjoy our beautiful dogs – we certainly do!

Introducing LONGRUN DOGWEAR

Designed with the discerning whippet in mind!
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Specializing in collars, walking leads, slip leads, racing and coursing blankets, season panties, & belly bands – many items available in sizes for other breeds upon request.


    Welcome!  My name is Sally Long, and I live on a small farm along with my husband, Bill, and a pack of whippets. The youngest of our eight children (they are all grown up – how rude!) has graduated from college. Where did the time go?  We are active in our church, especially in music ministry, and in events involving our whippets.

We are a small hobby kennel located in rural western Illinois, USA, and we are crazy about the whippet breed.  All of our dogs are AKC registered, and some are also UKC registered. (That’s the genuine, original United Kennel Club, the well-respected performance and conformation show organization founded in 1898; not to be confused with the shoddy pet registry, popular with puppy mills and back-yard-breeders, that is now using the same acronym!) Our dogs are all beloved family pets, and some of them also go to shows and performance events.  It is our hope to develop a line of happy, affectionate, beautiful, agile, and fast whippets that can be competitive in the show ring, and also in racing and coursing.  We are very blessed to have a strong foundation to build on, thanks to the breeders of the wonderful whippets in our dogs’ pedigrees.

     After spending more than a year attending dog shows and other whippet events (including the 1999 AWC National Specialty), we finally decided to aquire our first whippet from Samara King and Anne Thatcher of Wyndancer Whippets.  Joy, Wyndancer’s I Got The Joy (DC Chelsea Made You Look of Sage, SC x Ch Wyndancer’s Hidden Highlight, SC), won our hearts in an instant, and was a delight.  We love this breed, and plan to never be without whippets in our home.

Some fun photos of dogs that have enriched our lives: