American Whippet Club
1970 Whippet Annual
Our great appreciation to Lynne Underwood for allowing permission to preserve this 1970 Whippet Yearbook on the AWC Website.
BRENDA'S CHAMPAGNE A.R.M.
Sire: Royal Berry
The consistent veteran, Brenda's Champagne, has been racing ever since the A.R.M. system began in 1967, and is still competing as an A racer. He finished his A.R.M. Championship at Marysville, Ohio in 1970. Champagne is a parti-colored male, 22-1/4 inches at withers and 32 lbs. He is a house pet and has given the Clift family all the enjoyment a whippet can give. He is trained and handled by 15 year old Brenda Clift.
WHIRLWAY'S APACHE P.C.C. A.R.M.
Sire Ch. Hollypark Red Cloud of Suntan
Apache prefers warm weather and a hard dirt track, he runs best on left side of pack, he is definitely not a short distance runner. Apache tends to employ his coursing know-how on the track, which is not always to his advantage. He was never raced seriously until after he was 12 months old, but started his training at 6 weeks of age. Apache has free run of the house at night as he is quite a guard dog - he will even guard a suitcase if you leave a muzzle or a leash on or by it. He is an easy going, well-mannered whippet that gets on well with all men or beasts.
Apache just seems to sense when Saturday and Sunday rolls around - time for a run, he hopes. Even though Apache loves to race, he prefers the live jack rabbit to the lure.
High Score 1st, 2nd, 3rd A.R.M. Whippet points went to 4th, 5th and 6th place Whippets.
Apache is also working towards his A.K.C. championship, always shown from Bred by Exhibitor Class, W. D., B.O.W., B.O.S., Pasadena K.C. 6/9/71 - C. Cormany, Judge W.D., B.O.W., Canejo K.C., Thousand Oaks 9/12/71 I. Stoffers, Judge.
ROSLON'S GINGERBREAD BOY A.R.M.
Sire: Ch. Eyleland Cinnamon Roll
In talking of Gingerbread Boy his owners say its far easier to try and eat just one potato chip.
Gingerbread Boy's racing ability can be attributed to size and an all out kind of enthusiasm about hunting and racing. When he is in the field he is constantly hunting,
always on the move looking for game. When he attends a race meet his enthusiasm comes to a full boil - most of it channeled toward getting into the action when he breaks well from the boxes. He is hard to beat, but if he has a poor start he becomes conscious of his competition and loses his concentration on the lure. His most noble achievement was maintaining inexhaustible patience and tolerance for his little half brother, Little Muffin Man. He's a docile, affectionate house pet and minds promptly on command.
But he has his days though as most whippets do. Early this fall while on a camping trip, he routed a herd of some twenty imprudently curious cattle from our campsite. In spite of getting kicked and sent sprawling twice by cattle and repeated commands to come back, he drove the herd from the clearing through 300 yards of timber to an open field before returning to receive menacing gestures with a gooseberry switch and a thorough scolding as further rewards for his efforts.
RIVERDALE CHARMINE A.R.M.
Sire: Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland Dam: Heather Blue Breeder: Gary Purvis Owners: Gary & Pamela Purvis
BRENDA'S BRANDY A.R.M.
Sire: Hasty Royal Red
Brenda's Brandy is a silver blue fawn male that loves the lure. This whippet is a pleasure to own, not only for his racing ability, but for the affection and actions at home. His racing record would make any owner proud.
This year every race that Brandy has run has been an A Race. He's a very consistent racer, trained and handled by 15 year old Brenda Clift.
MAGNIFICENT LANCE A.R.M. March 1968
RACING FEATS - LITTERS
Billmar Litter - whelped 2/23/69 - Sire: The Duke of Billmar ex Sege Sadie Ladie bred by William & Mary Tetzlaff.
At Chicago International Races in 1970 the puppy racing entry was 19, four of these from the Billmar litter. In the final results of the day the four litter mates had placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th high scoring puppies. Billmar Blaze is now running Grade A.
1 Billmar Blaze 21 pt. Tie
3. Billmar Whizzy 15 pt.
Epinard Litter - whelped 10/4/69 - Sire: Can. Ch. Emberson of Course A.R.M. ex Eyleland Hannah bred by Lynne Underwood.
At Santa Barbara races 1970 with an entry of 12 puppies, three of these from the Epinard litter. In the final results of the day placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd.
And in May 29, 1971, at the American Whippet Club Specialty, Pebble Beach, the litter made a repeat performance as Grade A adult races - they placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd for the A.R.M. points. Epinard's Shelley is now an A.R.M. Champion
Whirlaway Litter - whelped 9/25/70 - Sire: Whirlaway's Apache A.R.M. & P.C.C. ex Whirlaway's Spicette bred by Carroll Hayhurst.
At Santa Barbara Races in 1971 with an entry of 14 puppies, four of these from the Whirlaway litter. In final results of the day placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th High Scoring puppies.
1. Whirlaway's Tera of Ortman Farms
On August 21, 1971 at the N.C.W.F.A. races with Whirlaway's Slingshot absent and with 3rd. the litter made a repeat performance three of the litter placing 1st, 2nd, 3rd.
Starting Boxes 1958
Midwest Coursing Club
Pilgrim, little brother to Grimlin
Midwest Coursing Club
Elsa, Grimlin, Cindy, Practice Racing
Epinard's Elsa Love of Hannah
Midwest Coursing Club
Topper, Apache, Dusty Road, Jason, Babuska, Gambling Man
The British Columbia Racing Club, compiled by Bill Turpin, Sr., presents the following list of six consecutive generations of Whippets who have all won their bench championships and were the top racing dogs of their time.
1 Ch. White Acres Silver Spice - by Boo Boo ex Ch. Pennyworth Sea Shore. Breeder - Owner, White Acres Kennel. Whelped 2/16/56 - 8/68. Sire of Ch. White Acres Sylvia , Ch. White Acres the Real McCoy, and Am. Can. Ch. Gypsy's Kelly CD. High Point Adult - Santa Barbara, Ca. 1961.
2. Can. & Am. Ch. Gypsy's Kelly, Can. & Am. CD - by Ch. White Acres Silver Spice ex Can. Ch. Rockabye Gypsy. Bred by Peggy Rees, owned by Joyce Anson. Kelly was second high point to his father Silver Spice at Santa Barbara in 1959 and high point in 1960.
3. Can. & Am. Ch. Sonna Rockabye Baby Can. & Am. CD - by Can. & Am. Ch. Gypsy's Kelly Can. & Am. CD ex Can. Ch. Rockabye Black Mollie. "Pickles", Kelly's daughter was high point winner at Santa Barbara in 1963. Bred by Joyce Anson, owned by Pam Arthur.
4. Can. Ch. Rockabye Ember of Course A.R.M. - by Pennyworth Tumbleweed ex Can. & Am , Ch. Sonna Rockabye Baby Can. & Am. CD. Bred by Pam Arthur, owned by Bill Jr. and Alice Turpin and Victor and Margaret Renner. Ember was the first female ever to win the Award of Racing Merit. She was never out-ranked by another bitch in 1966, 1967 and 1968.
5.Can. Ch. Emberson of Course A.R.M. - by Can. & Am. Ch. Stars and Stripes of Suntan CD ex Can. Ch. Rockabye Ember of Course A.R.M. Bred by Bill Jr. and Alice Turpin and owned by Paul and Georgene Fraser. Sonny was the first Canadian dog to win an Award of Racing Merit and was top rated in North America in 1968.
6. Can. Ch. Epinard's Sonny Jim of Course - by Can. Ch. Emberson of Course A.R.M. ex Eyleland Hannah. Bred by Lynne Underwood and owned by Paul and Georgene Fraser. At 18 months in 1971, Jimbo established himself as one of the top racing dogs in North America.
7. Can. & Am. Ch. Stars & Stripes of Suntan CD - by Ch. Eyleland Double or Nothing ex Ch. Silver Son of Suntan. Bred by Marion Woodcock, owned by Richard and Barbara Webster. Tiger is the sire of many Group winners as well as Can. Ch. Emberson of Course A.R.M.
8. Urray Chieftain - by Rockabye Gunslinger ex Can. Ch. Whirlwind Genevieve. Bred by Richard and Barbara Webster, owned by Bill Sr. and Margaret Turpin. Chief, a stout campaigner on the Pacific Coast, was third ranked dog in North America in 1966.
(All photos of these dogs supplied by the British Columbia Racing Club) Can. Ch. Rockabye Ember of Course A.R.M.
Canadian Ch. Rockabye Ember of Course A.R.M.
CAN. AM. CH. STARS AND STRIPES OF SUNTAN
CAN. CH. EPINARD'S SONNY JIM OF COURSE
TOP SIRES AND DAMS FOR 1970
The following statistics are based on new champions published in the GAZETTE from January to December, 1970, inclusive. Every effort to locate the owner(s) of the sires and dams and to get them to submit photographs was made. Where no photo is given, it was either not available or not submitted by the owner.
TOP SIRES FOR 1970
Grovenor's Mis Chiff
2. (Three dogs tied for second)
Ch. Greenbrae Barn Dance (4 Champions) Owner: Mrs. Clare Hodge, Bryn Mawr, Pa. Colonial Acres Country Charm
Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune (4 Champions) Owner: Mrs. Joan Frailey, Colton, Ca.
Ch. Tonto of Flying W (4 Champions) Owner: Mrs. Ken Dunnagan, Albuquerque, N. M.
3.(Four dogs tied for third). Each with 3 Champions.
Bismarck of Frisia Owner: Mr. Thomas O'Brien, Gloucester, Mass.
Ch. Meander Shakedown Owner: Mr. Calvin Perry, Largo, Fla.
Ch. Pennyworth Would You Believe Owner: Mrs. Margaret Newcombe
Ch. Stoney Meadows Bold Venture Owner: Mrs. W. P. Wear
TOP DAMS FOR 1970
1. Ch. Stoney Meadows Imp of Satan (4 Champions) Owner: Mrs. Ralph Horton, Largo, Fla,
2. (Six bitches tied for second, each with 2 Champions)
Ch. Eyleland Quick Trick Owner: Mrs. Dorothea Hastings, Yorba Linda, Ca.
Ch. Hollypark Mocka Polka CD Owner: Mrs. Rosalie Simpson, Los Altos Hills, Ca,
Joy of Flying W Owner: Mrs. Ken Dunnagan, Albuquerque, N.M.
Pennyworth Betony Owner: Miss Marjorie Seyberne, Gardiner, N. Y.
Ch. Pennyworth High Style Owner: Mrs. Margaret Newcombe
Pennyworth Xmas Carol Owner: Mrs. Margaret Newcombe
CH Greenbrae Barn Dance
Am. Mex. Ch. Joy of Flying W
Ch. Selbrook Highlight
Ch. S.M. Bold Venture
Am. & Can. Ch. Morshor's Whirlaway
Ch. Stoney Meadow's Imp of Satan
Ch. Stoney Meadow's Royal Fortune
Ch. Hollypark's Mocka Polka, CD
Am. Mex. Ch. Tonto of Flying W, CD
Ch. Pennyworth Would You Believe
GREAT SHOW DOGS OF THE PAST
The information compiled has been slanted more towards "The Impact of Great Show Kennels on the Breed" and kennels have been selected that have had particular impact in each decade.
Almost every whippet pedigree can trace their lineage back to the Meander Kennels owned, operated and expertly run by two sisters, Julia and Judith Shearer. I never had the pleasure of meeting either of these great ladies. Probably the closest I will ever come to the Shearer sisters is by way of my sister-in-law who was a neighbor of theirs for years and who purchased a Pembroke Welsh Corgi from them. Believe me, I will never let her live down the fact that she purchased a Corgi from the foremost Whippet breeders
Thus it was in the thirties that we seem indebted to two whippets in particular from the Meander Kennels, namely: Ch. Sandbrilliant of Meander, an English import, and Ch. Syndicate. The mating of these two very important pillars of the breed resulted in ten champions, of which I have only been able to trace nine at this writing. Ch. Mica of Meander, probably the best known of this group, had six hound group firsts and ten seconds. The rest of the family included Ch's. Slag, Carbon Copy, Thelma, Silica, Fleet, Syndic, Simon and Woodland Princess - all of Meander. Trace your own whippet back to the thirties and the chances are great that one of the dogs mentioned above would appear. This was an extremely important cross in the breeding of today's whippets in America.
The late Judith Shearer of Meander Kennels with two homebreds:
Ch. Meander Mockingbird
Ch. Meander Bob White
Another great kennel of the thirties belonged to Mr. and Mrs. Anderson of Mardormere fame. Pictured here is Mrs. George Anderson and her lovely bitch, Ch. Primadonna of Mardormere. Quoting Mrs. Peggy Newcombe of Pennyworth fame, "This was perhaps the greatest bitch ever bred by Mrs. Anderson and it was my job to have given her the breed from the open class on the day this picture was taken. Mrs. Anderson is handling, Mrs. Flora Penney was the judge and Mrs. Muriel Higgins is presenting the trophy at the Suffolk Co. K.S. show, September 29, 1956. She was one of the few dedicated breeders the breed has had and it is very unfortunate for the breed that she did not allow outside bitches into her lovely kennels".
CH. PRIMADONNA OF MARDORMERE
Another lovely bitch, Ch. Flornell Glamorous became the property of Mr. and Mrs., Anderson when she was nine months old. Handled by Mr. Percy Roberts, Glamorous made her ring debut at fifteen months at the Rhode Island K.C. show and won the Hound group. During the next three years she compiled a record of 21 BIS and about, 70 group wins. Following her retirement from the show ring she became the house pet of Mrs. Anderson proving most valuable as a brood bitch, producing several noteworthy champions.
CH. FLORNELL GLAMOROUS
In the forties we find that Ch. Mica of Meander had strong influence over that generation of whippets. Two litters sired by him produced BIS progeny. San Benito Flash was the dam of Ch. Meander Meteor and Ch. Ptarmigan of Meander, both BIS winners and also Ch. Meander Black Magic. Meander Pickaninny was the dam of Ch. Frosty Morn of Meander, another BIS winner and Ch. Meander Man of Letters.
In the forties we found another kennel entering the scene which is still very much "on the scene". I was fortunate to know Doris Wear, long before I entered the whippet scene, as the wife of Potter, an exhibitor and breeder of Smooth Fox Terriers. I have not been fortunate enough to visit their kennels. Mrs. Doris Wear, of Stoney Meadows fame, expertly combined the two lines mentioned in this article thus far to produce her foundation stock. From her first litter she produced Ch. Stoney Meadows Masquerade who went on to win two whippet specialties. Whelped on January 19, 1948, he was used very little at stud but his influence on the breed today is felt through his daughter, Stoney Meadows Make Believe, she being out of the lovely bitch, Ch. Fashion of Mardormere. Make Believe, when bred to a son of Masquerade, Stoney Meadows Madrigal, produced his two double grandsons, Stoney Meadows Epic and Ch. Stoney Meadows Marathon, whose names appear at the far right of many pedigrees today. So we see that from a double Masquerade cross, doubling back to Ch. Meander Mica, Ch. Stoney Meadows Epic was produced. Another important stud of the fifties was Ch. Meander Bob White who produced Ch. Meander Kingfisher, Ch. Magpie II and Ch. Meander Mockingbird.
Doris Wear showing Ch. Stoney Meadows Masquerade
Judith Shearer and Doris Wear showing Ch. Stoney Meadows Masquerade
In her history of the breeding of the Stoney Meadow Whippets since 1948 which Doris Wear so very kindly wrote for information for the Yearbook she states, "In our own kennel, Epic sired the bitch, Ch. Stoney Meadows Snow Queen, from the very lovely bitch, Ch. Snow Flurry of Meander. Snow Queen was a lovely show girl with a grand outgoing temperament. A specialty show, three groups and a BOB at Westminster were her most important wins but her chief value lay in the fact that her quality and her gay lovable temperament came down to and through her progeny."
Ch. Stoney Meadows Snow Queen at 16 months.
Mrs. Wear goes on, "A great deal of credit must be given to the bitch, Laguna Leonie, that we imported in 1957. She was bred to three Meander dogs, all full brothers and produced seven champions that I know of."
Ch. Eyleland Stoney Meadows Test, offspring of a cross between Laguna Leonie
and Ch. Meander Kingfisher was a good producing bitch for the Eyles. Her descendants are still winning on the bench and on the track. Ch. Meander Bob White, crossed with Laguna Leonie produced three champions, one of which, Ch. Stoney Meadows Rufus have been successful sires whose influence is still being felt.
Stoney Meadows Epic at 2 yrs. of age.