From Whippet History Reference we get a picture of a plate in an 18th century French book of plates of whippets and such.
And yet Whippets were not bred until the mid-19th century in Great Britain. So these are not, cannot be, whippets. They are certainly very whippet-like. It’s titled “Le Whippet”. So now what? Have all my books that tell me that Whippets were bred in the mid-19th century in Great Britain from Greyhounds and Terriers been wrong?