National Geographic : 1937 Oct
U INanonai ueograpnmc society Painting by Edward Herbert Miner STREAMLINED FOR SPEED, GREYHOUNDS AND WHIPPETS CAN OUTSTRIP A RACE HORSE-FOR ASHORT DISTANCE Unlike most hounds, they run by sight, not scent. The lithe, spare-ribbed speedsters have long beenused for coursing hares and other fleet game, but nowadays they are most often seen in pursuit of a mechanical rabbit at elaborate, dog racing tracks. The little Whippet (left center), aminiature Greyhound, can streak 35 miles an hour over a 200-yard course. Like the Greyhound, it makes a good watchdog and pet.