American Whippet Club
1970 Whippet Annual
ENGLISH & AMERICAN CHAMPION COURTENAY FLEETFOOT OF PENNYWORTH
1963 Top Hound of the year (6,389 points) 8 BIS, 22 G 1st, 10 G 2, 3 G 3, 2 G 4.
1964 Dog of the Year (25,110 points) 21 BIS, 31 G 1st, 2 G 2, 1 G 3.
1965 Top Producing Hound of the year and fourth among all breeds.
1966 Top Producing Dog of the year (tied with Yorkshire Terrier).
Ricky is the sire of 48 champion sons and daughters to date and is still at stud by private contract.
Owner: Margaret P. Newcombe 1300 Hidden Harbor Way Sarasota , Florida, 33581
Breeder: Mr. A. E. Halliwell, deceased of Lancashire, England, owner of the famous Courtenay Kennels
Handler: Mr. Robert Forsyth
CH. LAGUNA LUCKY LAD
Another strong sire of the fifties was an English import, owned by the Anderson's of Mardormere Kennels, Ch. Laguna Lucky Lad. He won BOB at Westminster three consecutive years and was Best Hound at the Garden in 1958. In fact in 1961, one of his daughters, Ch. Lucky Penny of Mardormere went BOS to her famous dad. Pity to think that the Mardormere Kennels were closed to outsiders. How much greater an influence they could have had on the breed as a whole.
News of the sixties was easier to come by as most of the breeders and exhibitors are still active and more responsive to a sad cry of HELP. Probably the greatest whippet of that time was English and American Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth. Quoting from Peggy Newcombe, "For me to say we love
him dearly is an understatement, for myself in particular, as I have traveled over 2 1 J-,000 miles by car with him and 6,000 by air, all of this while he was being shown, as after his first six months in the states, I never left his side." His total show record: 87 times shown, 76 BOB, 11 BOS, 5 1 i hound group firsts, 12 seconds, 3 thirds, 2 fourths, 29 BIS - a record that will be difficult is almost impossible to beat. In 1963 he was top hound of the year, 1964 DOG of the year, 1965 Top producing hound of the year and 1966 top producing dog of the year. He is still at stud by private contract.
Pennyworth is a name that is familiar to all whippet fanciers of today. There is no doubt that "Ricky", Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth is the most renowned from the Pennyworth Kennels. Although he is an English import, Pennyworth is also noted for their consistently breeding American champions from crossing English and American bloodlines.
Looking back into the pedigrees of many of the well known Pennyworth dogs we find the Stoney Meadows line rather strongly in the American bloodlines. Ch. Penny worth Would You Believe, himself a success in the show ring was recently named one of the top producing studs for 1970. "Woodie" is the grandson of Stoney Meadows Madrigal and Stoney Meadows Make Believe, two of our more important forerunners of the breed.
I personally feel indebted to Peggy Newcombe as it was through a mutual friend, the late Henry J. Sayres, that I acquired three Pennyworth bitches. Polly, Tanja and Bugs entered our lives and our hearts and we became part of the hooked generation.
I missed seeing Ch. Greenbrae Barn Dance on my last trip east as the day Mrs. Hodge invited me over for a "look", the state of Penn. was deluged by 4 1/2 inches of rain. Mrs. Hodge, Peg as she chooses to be called, was gracious enough to suggest she pick me up at the terrier show at noon to visit her kennels and personally
select my photo of Barn Dance for this Yearbook. Unfortunately, she could not make her way to the show grounds as a bridge was washed out and I never did get my photo or the rest of my copy. I do know that "Barney", himself a specialty winner, is already the sire of 15 champions, including three whippet specialty winners.
CH. GREENBRAE BARN DANCE
Am. and Can. Ch. Mor-Shor's Whirlaway, owned by Dianne Moore Horton, is another important factor of the sixties. Due to an accident, "Flame" retired early from the show ring. He finished his American Championship at only eight months and his Canadian Championship at 13 months.
He is an inbred "Barney" son traceable back to the blending of the best of the Meander and Laguna bloodlines, as used by the Stoney Meadows Kennels. In fact, Ch. Stoney Meadows Imp of Satan proved to be a good producer for Mrs. Horton.
Closing out the sixties is probably the whippet that I personally know the best of all the greats mentioned in this article. "Gridley", Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune, bred by Doris Wear, is now owned by Glen and Joan Frailey, who incidentally also own a top smooth fox terrier. Gridley will be remembered most by his admirers as the whippet who was retired on the day he received his 100th BOB. He had 58 group placements including 21 G 1 and was five times BIS at all breed shows. He took time out from siring 25 champion get to add a specialty win to his credit. In addition to being a great show dog and sire, Gridley to me is a champion enchilada eater and fellow traveler when he makes the rounds of shows to chaperone his "kids".
Gridley was bred by Stoney Meadows Kennels and is the great grandson of Ch. Meander Bob White and Laguna Leonie.
I close this article feeling more frustrated than when I started. It's like eating those Granny Goose potato chips; once you start you find it hard to stop. I feel I have just started to scratch the surface and wish I had more time to research further. I am especially grateful to Richard Reynolds for information on the Meander Kennels, Mrs. Doris Wear for Stoney Meadows copy and to Mrs. Peggy Newcombe for supplying information on Mardormere Kennels. As Rich Reynolds remarked when I discussed this project with him, "This should be a book, not an article". Who knows, perhaps this will lead to a more comprehensive study so all the other whippet breeders, exhibitors and fanciers who have had an impact on this great breed can be added. Time and space have limited this article to what is but it is hoped you have learned a little about the history of our American Whippets. I certainly have!
AM. & CAN. CH. MOR-SHOR'S WHIRLAWAY
He was campaigned exclusively by Robert S. Forsyth, and in 5 1/2 months of showing, his record is as follows: 45 times shown as a Special he has 35 BOB's, 5 BOS's, 6 Group l's, 7 Group 2's, 7 Group 3's, and 4 Group 4's. He won the Hound Group at the Beverly Hills Show in California in 1967. He was Top Whippet in 1967. Won the Stud Dog Class at The Whippet Specialty in 1968 and 1969. Flame is 5 years old and has sired 32 champions and has others with major points. Look for his children in the future! Owner: Dianne T. Horton, 12040 74th Ave. No., Largo, Florida.
Honey Bee, the queen of the 70's, has been retired from Show Biz to assume maternal duties. We cheer her on to fame as a Mom as we cheered her on in the Show Ring. Please see conformation section for top 10 show dogs for 1970.
1. Best of Breeds - 84
3. .A.W.C. National Spec. B.O.B. - 1
CH. MARIAL'S JELLYBEAN, C.D.
Below is a brief paragraph on our Whippet that holds three titles. He is not the only dog with this distinction, as a Humble Acre-bred dog in California has his championship, Companion Dog Degree and Pacific Coursing championship.
Ch. Marial's Jellybean, C. D., A.R.M. (by Ch. Forest Slim Jim, C.D. ex Little Silver) is the first Whippet triple title winner having earned the following three awards.
A.K.C. Bench Championship ( Ch.)
A.K.C. Obedience Title, Companion Dog (C.D.)
A.W.C. Award of Racing Merit (A.R.M.)
He is also an excellent house pet and has passed on his racing determination and obedience temperament to his sons, Marial's Chancellor, A. R. M. and Marial's Trespasser, C.D.X.
CH. HUMBLE ACRE SNOWCLOUD
Dam of 5 champions from 2 litters and Ch. Humble Acre Happy Chance -1970 Specialty Winner, Santa Barbara KC
CHAMPION WHIPOO'S TAR HEEL
Dam of 13 champions, bred three times, Humble Acre foundation bitch.
Out of the first litter came "Swiftwing" - 11 groups and "Snedley" - 8 groups.
Whipoo's Chances Are - Ch. Humble Acre Snowcloud
Happy acquired her title before the age of one year. She was BOB at the AWC Western Specialty, Santa Barbara KC, July, 1970 under Judge Eugene Jacobs
Owner-Handler: Mrs Frederica Page
INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION RINGMORE FINISTERRE
"Finney" is an English Import sired by English Champion Bella Vista Barry.
Winner of "Top Western Hound" for 1965 -Kennel Review Award
Mary Robinson also won best non-professional handler award for that year.
"Finney" was campaigned owner-handled all the way to Top Group Winning Whippet in the United States in 1965; in the Top Ten Hounds in the United States for 1964 and 1965; Best in Show Winner.
Ch. Ringmore Finisterre is also the sire of group winning whippets. He was retired at the end of 1965. His muscle tone and soundness are just as apparent now at a 'ripe old age' as they were when he was in the show ring.
Owner-Handler: Mrs. Mary Robinson, 1579 Elm Drive, Vista, California 92083
NEW WHIPPET CHAMPIONS FOR 1970
Compiled from A.K.C. Gazette January thru December 1970 Pauline Shirley
(Owners names given when known, as-they are not published in the Gazette)
JANUARY ISSUE OWNER
Bettebrook Cecile by Ch. Bettebrook Nevermore x Ch. Bettebrook Minx of Merrywill
Blue Beaver Felina of Flying W by Kiowa of Blue Beaver x Briarwyns Bobby Soxer Colonial Acres Country Charm by Ch. Greenbrae Barn Dance x Ch. Renfield
Cinderella Walter W. Schenck
Comanche of Flying W by Ch. Tonto of Flying W x Joy of Flying W K.B. Morgan
Gallway Most Happy Fella by Ch. Winterfold Flash Harry x Ch. Briarwyn's J.B. Kyle Bright Star
Kirklea Flight Pattern by Bismark of Frisia x Kirklea L. McArthur & C.A. Eubanks Fair Weather
Pawnee of Flying W by Ch. Tonto of Flying W & Joy of Flying W N. Harper S.M. Appraxin Barn Stormer by Ch. Greenbrae Barn Dance x Ch. Seven League Serenissima
Turfsides Butter Cup by Glenrays Toronado Joe x Whirlaways Flying J. & C. Coss Sparkler
Colonial Acres King O' Clubs by Ch. Colonial Acres Bouquet x Ch. Hasty
Black Pearl Walter W. Schenck
Appraxin White Christmas by Cockrow Grouse x Pennyworth Merry Xmas O.J. Light
Flarepath Tambille Tarquin by Ravensdowne Bright Star x Pennyworth Kennels Ballagan Shining Star
Hollypark Hasty Venture by Ch. Stoney Meadows Bold Venture x Ch. Eyeland Quick Trick
Lenwal Poor Mans Passtime by Ch. Greenbrae Barn Dance x Ch. Lady B. Chadwick Bug Fly Away Home
Morshors Bold N' Brave by Ch. Morshors Whirlaway x Ch. Stoney Meadows W.H. Hall Imp of Satan
Pennyworth the Painted Chief by Ch. Dragonflys Wingedfoot x Postier & Brown Pennyworths This One Is Mine
Rollings Going Strong by Ch. Stoney Meadows Bold Chance x Rollings D.J. Hyman Little Tempest
Shirlongs One Spot by Ch. Eyleland Double or Nothing x A.N. & J.K. Sherg Syndicated Sporting Print
Grovenors Miss Chiff by Ch. Morshors Whirlaway x Lady Guinevere Klein
Hitterhaus Eternally Yours by Ch. Stoney Meadows Bold Venture x Postscript O'Pinecliffe
Kelpies Beautiful Dreamer by Ch. Bon Mot Barnaby x Peg O'My Heart of Overrun R.E. & D.L. Wortman
Morshors Airborne by Morshors Whirlaway x Ch. Stoney Meadows Imp of Satan
Morshors Happy Forecast by Ch. Pennyworth Would You Believe x Ch. Stoney Meadows Imp of Satan Mrs. B . Roberts
Seybernes Serenade by Ch. Morshors Whirlaway x Pennyworth Betony
Sheridans Mercedes-Benz by Bandon Trappings x Bardons Fawn Phaedra Dr. J . Sheldon
Urray Sharpshooter by Stars & Stripes of Suntan x Hollypark Baby Doll of Urray R.M. & B.A. Webster
Laguna Leisure by Laguna Ligonier x Laguna Ravensdowne H.J. Bridge
Appraxin Mind Duster by Ch. Meander Shakedown x Ch. Pennyworth High Style C.G. Perry
Cacique Caraboo by Ch. Ringmore Finisterre x Chasons Twiggy of Beowolf C.R. Morris
Highlights Dragonetta by Ch. Greenbrae Barn Dance x Ch. Highlights Cameo Mrs. C.C. Hodge
Hollypark Good Lord Chumley by Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune x Ch. Hollypark Mocha Polka R.J. Walker
Hollypark's Blueprint Blythe by Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune x Ch. Hollypark's Mocha Polka S.C. Fuesse
Lord Chadwick of Westgate by Ch. Pennyworth Front Page x Pennyworth Xmas Carol
Stonecrest Sea Jade by Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune x Whipoo's Stonecrest Sprite B.A. Smith
Wilpat Dotties Xmas Waltz by Bismark of Frisia x Ch. Bay-Star Wilpat 0 So Sweet D. Gammie & P. Brown
Canterbury Cant Decide by Ch. Mor Shor's Whirlaway x Ch. Pennyworth Polyhymnia D. Robb
Pennyworth Alice Blue Gown by Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth x Ch. Pennyworth Affectionately
Beachwood's Baby Bomber by Ch. Tantivvey Diver of Pennyworth x Broad Acres Aye O.K.
Mares Head Dancer's Image by Mor Shor's Native Dancer x Gortico Amber Mr. & Mrs. D. Giese
Mingo of Flying W C.D. by Ch. Tonto of Flying W x Ch. Homestead Cinderella
Morshors Flamboyant by Ch Mor Shor's Whirlaway x Ch. Garganey Camelia T.A. DeSausa
Seyberne's Flaming Banner by Ch. Mor Shors Whirlaway x Pennyworth Betony Mrs. E.L. Stein
Spindletop Nicholas by Ch Piperkins Rambler x Epinard Miss Gabrielle D. Campbell
Stoneymeadows Magnific by Stoney Meadows Royal Venture x Ch. Stoney Meadows Fairy Fox
Unmitigated Gallway by Ch Roanbar Son of Cacholong x Ch. Pennyworth Bay-Starlight L. & S. Auslander
Amigo's Amistoso Payaso C.D. by Pawnee of Flying W x Chileena of N. Harper Flying W
Colonial Acres Shadow Pride by Hasty Jet Stream x Kobold Klatter Walter W. Schenck
Flying Hallelujah Baby by Ch. Pennyworth Lumumba x Ch. Briarwyn's Blue Beaver G.M. Harrison & D. Dawson
Golden Rainbow by Bismarck of Frisia x Meander Carless B. Carlson & J. Frailey
Hollypark Here I Come by Ch. Stoney Meadows Bold Venture x Ch. Eyleland Quick Trick
Home Place Gray Dove by Ch. Leatty Court Marshall x Ch. Madcap Syndicated News Henderson & McManus
Morningstar of Suntan by Ch. Tonto of Flying W. x Ch. Shimmering Star of Suntan D. Watanabe
Chabrana Elsa by Kai-Jais Blackthorn O'Daktari x Nancy Ch. Blue Sand of Flying W (Month not known) H. Brandenburg
Kyber-Khanns Royal Regina by Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune x Jynkx's Lucky Penny W. Green
Millers Highlife on Tap by Ch. Highlights Heidi's Mr. Lady x Ch. Hollypark Cheer for Me D.H. Miller
Morshors Martini On The Rocks by Ch. Pennyworth Would You Believe x Ch. Stoney Meadows Imp of Satan Pennyworth Kennels
Sporting Fields Christobell by Seyberne Christoforo Colombo x Pennyworth Sin-Doll-Ella J.E. Butt
White Acres The Merlin by White Acres The Silly Prince x Ch, White Acres Cherokee D. Ringer & P. Baumgartner
Turfsides J.E. Morrow's Cricket Mary Morrow
Appraxin's Count Down by Ch. Meander Shakedown x Ch. Pennyworth High Style
Jomaludans Hi Stepper by Ch. Blue Diamond of Star'S x Rockets Last of Blue Beaver
Pennyworth Pretty Cute by Ch. Windale Little Man x Pennyworth Sweetmeat C.G. Perry
Pennyworth Swan Dive by Ch. Tantivvey Diver of Pennyworth x Ch. Pennyworth Golden Glory H.P. & D.W. Patton
Sheldegren Tony The Tiger by Ch. Sheldegren Shawn x Ch. Sheldegren Pepperpot
Bwa Rangi Painted Lady by Ch. Seyberne's Mister Murphy x Ch. Hills Barn Dancer B. Briggs
Timbers Artful Dodger by Meander Shakedown x Timbars Alice Blue Gown J. Koltun
Updown Chancer by Singin 0 No John x Short and Sweet of Suntan
Westgates Proper Gander by Ch. Pennyworth Would You Believe x Ch. Legend O'Lazeland A.H. Wonson
Dress Circle Nautilus by Ch. Bettebrook Benchmark x Dress Circle Cyrcle C. Dresser
Home Place Teuila by Pinetops Opening Knight x Homeplace Caledonia Henderson & McManus
Laguna Lictor of Crown Crest by Laguna Light Lagoon x Laguna Lucky Lisa K. Finch
Nadou-Gallway Easy Virtue by Roanbar Son of Cacholong x Ch. Eyeland. Jello A. Gallap
Pennyworth Sea Spray by Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth x Pennyworth Xmas Carol L.A. Johnson
Rockabye Folly by Millards Streak of Sonna x Sonna Frankie of Rockabye
Whipoo's Silver Cinder by Ch. Great Circle Skibbereen x Whipoo's Slipstream
Winterfold Admiration by Coveydown Greenbrae Wayfarer x Stoney Meadows Bold Queen J.B. Kyle
Jynkx's Court Jester by Am. Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune x Can. Ch. Thane Jenny of Rose Dawn Miss Dale Newmarch & James T. Bennett
Jynkx's Mr. R. Pennypost by Eng. & Am. Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth x Can. Ch. Jenny of Rose Dawn Mrs. T.F.R. Newmarch & James T. Bennett
Jynkx's Patch of Blue Velvet by Eng. & Am. Ch. Courtenay of Pennyworth x Can. Ch. Thane Jenny of Rose Dawn Mrs. T.F.R. Newmarch
TOP TEN WHIPPETS FOR 1970
Ch. Hollypark Honey Bee
No. 1 -- Phillips
Sire: Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune
Owner: The Baymillers 1353 Cordelia Avenue San Jose, California 95129
SAGA OF A WHIPPET OWNER'S SUCCESSFUL QUEST FOR NUMBER ONE WHIPPET IN THE UNITED STATES FOR 1970
Doctor "Pat" Baymiller and friends
Many times the question has been asked "what is it like to own the #1 Whippet in the U.S. " or "what made you decide to try it" or at least ten different questions along the same line. In connection with the successful completion of 1970, a year that saw Champion Hollypark Honey Bee complete that year as number one Whippet in the U. S. , many exhibitors and breeders had a chance to meet and know Doctor Patrick Baymiller.
There are many reasons people campaign dogs. To some people a dog is just a dog, some highly successful show dogs wouldn't recognize the interior of their owner's home if they saw it much less their owner, or at least if they do it is with little sign of affection. Of course, this type of show dog, evidently is a tremendous boon to the owner's ego, but one wonders about the lack of affection between dog and owner. Some dogs are campaigned in the hope of making a kennel name more prominent, or with the hope of making the get more valuable. There are also other numerous unadmirable reasons dogs are campaigned. Fortunately, in the Whippet realm it appears that the majority of whippets that have been "campaigned" because of affection for the breed and for the dog, for though most are shown with handlers, nevertheless the bond of affection is present, the pride in the breed is obvious, and a good many appear to be the house dog - if not the bed partner!
At least such is the case of Doctor Pat Baymiller and Honey Bee. On more than one occasion Doctor Pat and his wife, Barbara, have been observed at the Whippet ring watching the judging not only with interest but with pleasure. Every person may think he would like to win every time, but the truth of the matter is that if one were to have a dog that won every time it would soon become boring -without competition there is no sport.
Nevertheless, win, lose, or draw, the Baymillers have always been uncomplaining and, in fact, downright cheerful. Doctor Pat Baymiller has been observed at the Croup ring more than once applauding for the Whippet even if it not be his - not with a slight patting of the hands but with hearty applause for his breed in the ring. When it comes to support for a dog in group you get what you give. Because Doctor Baymiller has found it possible to give his support to others in the breed and to appraise other people's Whippets kindly it is interesting to note there has been reciprocation. The fellow who campaigns his dog and shares his pleasure with the other exhibitors on a friendly basis is the exhibitor one doesn't resent.
In talking to Pat, as his friends know him, he is proud to be a third generation native Californian born to a real pioneer family. He has had pets of all kinds throughout his life including many that are considered strange to some - such as skunks, snakes and reptiles.
It is only natural that he would take the exhibiting of dogs so seriously because he has engaged in competitive sports all of his life. First it was in athletics where he was one of the top half-milers and middle weight boxers in the state. Next it was homing pigeons which he bred and raced for 35 years. He is very proud to have bred and raced three National Champions and was voted All American loft four times.
Pat's first experience exhibiting dogs began after he purchased two Pug bitches in 1956. He was too busy with his work to do very much showing but some of his pups did very well for others. Next came "Devil" a very fine White Bull Terrier. The
first real serious dog showing began after the purchase of a young Miniature Schnauzer dog from Glenn Fancy, who was Pat's boyhood friend. This dog, Ch. Fancway's Gorgeous George, became a top dog in national competition, compiling 50 BOB, 30 group placements and 3 Terrier group firsts all in California competition. Many fine Schnauzers both Miniature and Standard have followed. It has been said that behind any successful man is a good woman. Barbara Baymiller is no exception. She is Doctor Pat's partner in love -also without her he would not have a groom or a kennel girl!
Pat's interest in Whippets began with an admiration of Ch. Ringmore Finisterre whom his friend J. C. Carson was showing. He purchased his first Whippet in 1964 in co-ownership with Dorothy Carson and showed her to a championship. He really became"hooked" on the breed when after several years of searching, the Hastings showed him Honey Bee who really took him over. This seven week old puppy was to become everything he wanted in a dog - bed partner, companion, top show dog and hopefully good brood bitch.
The doctor is a bird hunter and always wanted a dog to hunt with and one to curl up at his feet. So along came "Donny" a German Shorthaired Pointer. This dog was purchased as a gun dog but 'at 10 months won a 5 point major at the GSHP Specialty and his championship shortly afterwards. He has since been trained and hunts pheasants.
It is only natural that Pat should choose Veterinary Medicine as his vocation since he realized at an early age that he enjoyed working with animals and was interested in any facet of biology or medicine. It is also interesting to note that the late dog judge, Chris Shuttleworth, had an important role to play in this selection because of his constant encouragement. Chris and Pat were very close friends ever since the early days of racing pigeons together. Doctor Baymiller is past president of his local Veterinary Society, the Bay Counties Veterinary Association, and currently on several state and national veterinary committees. He is past president of the Kiwanis Club, a member of the Executive Council for Boy Scouts of America, the Century Club of the YMCA and treasurer of Drug Communications, Inc.
Ch. Winterfold's Bold Bid
No. 2 -- Phillips
Sire: Ch. Coveydown Greenbrae Wayfarer
Ch. Miller's High life on Tap
Sire: Ch. Highlight's Heidi's Mr. Lady
Ch. Leatty Court Marshall
Owner: Hugh J. Ungerleider and Jacqueline Butts Windy Hill Kennel
Ch. Ha repath Tambillo Tarquin
No. 5 -- Phillips
Sire: Eng. Ch. Ravensdowne Bright Star
This promising young dog met with an unfortunate and untimely death in the Spring of 1971.
Ch. Morshor Happy Forecast
Sire: Ch. Pennyworth Would You Believe
Kirklea Flight Pattern
Sire: Bismark of Frisia
Ch. Lenwal Poor Man's Passtime
Sire: Ch. Greenbrae Barn Dance